ISRAEL    Michal Ashkenasi    


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Some things about me: I was born in the Netherlands and after WW2 went to Israel. I’m a widow, have 2 married sons, five grandchildren and one great-grandson.


For seventeen years I lived near the Negev desert and am still influenced by the landscape, even after living more than 40 years in the center near the sea. The wide spaces, the colors and the contrasts, they all have a part in the work I do.


I work from my fantasy with an idea in my head which comes from an association or a dream .The works are abstract-minimalistic in order to capture the essence, without the ‘Frills’, and leave it to the onlooker to feel the meaning.


No wonder Mark Rothko is one of my admired artists. Aside of painting I photograph also, wherein I try to catch the “Drama” in the picture. I believe Art to be a tool to bring people together, to bring some Happiness and Joy!


For me it is a part of my life, a must, just like eating and drinking. Through Art I can express my Feelings and Hopes for a better World!

1.Birds Fights, 2019 acrylic on canvas 60x70 cm, $2800

2. Blue Landscape, 2009 acrylic on canvas 60x70 cm, $2800

3. Damocles Sword, 2018 acrylic on canvas 60x70 cm, $2800

4. Europe 2015, 2018 acrylic on canvas and pen 70x100 cm, $3500

5. Faceless People, 2018 acrylic on canvas 70x90 cm, $4000

6. Falling, 2011 acrylic on canvas on paper 100x70 cm, $4000

7. Fantasy Land 4, 2019 acrylic on canvas 80x80 cm, $4000


8. Gazelles Hunt, 2011 acrylic on canvas 80x110 cm, $4500

9. Isles in Sea, 2019 acrylic on canvas 80x80 cm, $4000

10. Longings, 2011 acrylic on canvas 80x80 cm, $5000

11. Red Trees At The River, 2019 acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm, $3000

12.Sails, 2018 acrylic on canvas 60x80 cm, $3500.