Paintings by artist Yoram Chisin are displayed at EL AL's King David Lounge at Ben-Gurion Airport.
Yoram Chisin has been living in the world of international fashion, surrounded by creativity and passion expressed through textiles, shapes, volumes and colors. This intense creative atmosphere boosted his own creativity that found its expression through the media of painting.
In 1971 Yoram Chisin was born in Toulouse, France, and in 1973 he arrived in Israel, where he lives and works today.
Chisin works mainly on canvas, choosing the type of fabric for his paintings carefully: from cotton to linen, his experience with textiles makes choosing the ideal media an expertise of his. In most of his pieces, Chisin uses oil colors on thick linens. The linen absorbs the oil during a fascinating process: while the color dries it changes in front of the artist, the piece comes to life.
His artistic process consists of combining the right color with the right fabric.
Through the choice of colors, Chisin expresses the most emotional and personal part of his art: purple, blue and green to convey a sense of peacefulness, deep turquois and gold to convey strength and light.
Chisin refers to the Jewish tradition of “Avnei Hoshen”, the ritual jewel that ancient Jewish high priests used to wear on their chest. This jewel consists of 12 stones, to represent the 12 tribes of Israel. The “Avnei Hoshen” was crafted in gold and set with colored precious gems. Chisin uses stripes and inserts of gold, blue and purple, colors featured in the “Avnei Hoshen” and that symbolize meditation, spirituality and elevation.
The color as supreme expression of emotion is represented at its best by American painter Mark Rothko: in his paintings, color is the only main player, annihilating drawing, composition, limits, space and borders. The art of Rothko is an immersion in color, an experience of losing limits, falling into the painting and letting go.
Layers and dripping of oil are featured on the canvases of Chisin. Scratches that reveal the colors underneath are a characteristic of his paintings and represent the inner conflict he experiences.
Mindful of the heritage of masters Jackson Pollock and Gerhard Richter, Chisin balances layers of colors with geometric shapes, representing his attempt to control the chaos of thoughts.
The works of Yoram Chisin has been presented in galleries around the globe, recently in Sydney, Melbourne, Miami, New York, Brussels and Antwerp. In Israel his artworks are on display at Art Market by Bruno Art Group in Tel Aviv Port.