In our next Exhibition, opens on the 4th of April, Circle1 is displaying Alona Harpaz, an Israeli artist who works and lives in Berlin since 2001 and is represented by the Sommer Gallery in Tel Aviv. Harpaz is also the founder of the Infinite Earth foundation.
Among the pieces exhibited in our current exhibition are Zoya Charkassky’s paintings. Zoya is an Israeli painter born in Kiev. A few years ago she was quoted regarding her unique outspoken way to deal with the Israeli identity & Judaism: “it was never my intention to shock Holocaust survivors. They have had enough shock and horror in their lives. For me it is about coming to terms with such things. If that’s the way a Jew is drawn – then perhaps that’s what he really looks like, perhaps there’s something to it.”
Among our first nine Israeli members of Circle1 are four Berlin- based artists. Olaf Kühnemann is a painter who became known for his intriguing imagery based on the analysis of his childhood photographs. Kühnemann has exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions in various museums and galleries. One of his recent projects was a painting installation in collaboration with Berlin based fashion label Eva & Bernard and Alexander Ochs Gallery in Berlin at Mercedes- Benz Berlin Fashion week .