Art Wednesday: Yoav Shualy
So many of the artists I have covered are European or American and I thought it was time that I spend some time looking at artists in other countries, less well known countries. Today's artist is an Israeli who currently lives in Tel Avivi after living abroad for a number of years.
Artist: Yoav Shualy
Landscape painter, contemporary
Just looking at these paintings, it is easy to tell Shualy has been trained in Europe, the style is very similar to many of the old landscape masters. In 1964 he moved to London to study art after winning an award. During that time he exhibited his paintings in several art galleries in London and Wales, where he lived for several months. During 1974-1975, he studied art in Vienna, Austria, where he learned the technique of the Vienna School of Art. This method was used by great artists in the likes of Prof. Ernst Fuchs. E. Brauer, Prof. R. Housner and others. Shualy returned to Israel in 1975, where he currently lives, works, and teaches art in Tel Aviv. His mainly paints landscapes, relating to them as a setting of a mythological atmosphere, and as means of experimenting with the effects of shadow and light.
Stormy ocean waves
Landscape in Autumn