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Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in The Room is on Fire | 0 comments

Room 305 – Untitled – Leav Misrahi

Room 305 – Untitled – Leav Misrahi

  Included in the Artplus Hotel  “The  Room is on Fire” project is this guest room by artist Leav Misrahi. In this room the artist put  images on different walls of  the guest room.  These images include a tree, house, deer and fox.  At first glance the room may look like that of a child’s. From far away the images look to be hand drawn, but when looked upon closer one can see that the images are created from staples.  This can create a feeling of disturbance as one goes from the idea of  a naive children’s setting to the realization that it is not.   The artist based his work on the psychological theories of the hunted (victim) and hunter (predator) which exist in all relationships.  This relationship is unbalanced and is a power struggle between the two...

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Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in The Room is on Fire | 0 comments

Isabelle  – Room 310 – Yonatan Herschfeild

Isabelle – Room 310 – Yonatan Herschfeild

  Part of “The Room is on Fire” project at Artplus Hotel Tel Aviv, room 310 contains an art peice by artist Yonatan Herschfeild. The idea being expressed in this fresco painting “Isabelle”  is that of  Sinner/Saint. In the painting, which hangs from the ceiling of the room,  you will see the figure of  the Holy Maria going up to heaven, yet you can also images of dogs and that of another woman, Isabelle.  It is stated in the bible that Isabelle was thrown to the dogs because of  her religious beliefs and was thus cast as a sinner. The artist is also expressing his beliefs of the tense relationship between western culture and local culture.  He is further articulating this point by painting his artwork in a non realistic technique , which then creates more tension in the work.  ...

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