Gil Marco Shani


"All appears clear, familiar, simple. The line is confident, closed, continuous, economical, in no conflict, almost like that of comic strips. The color is no more than what is required from the contrast between line and background: a white line on a red background, a red line on a grey background, etc. using three colors. The images, which recur in the persistence of fundamental suppositions and deductive principles, have no names, but it seems that each one of them, like participants at a conference, carries a badge on their front pocket. A rabbit, a juniper branch, a kitchen, an office desk, a tent. The more complicated images bring to mind abstract terms: dialogue, loneliness, offering, initiation ceremony, a wake. If it was not for the feeling that there is something here which is not exactly what it appears to be, and if it was not for the repetitions, it would have been easy to compose a story out of what is given in this cycle of paintings. Something like this: between the rabbit, meaning 'Nature,' the inhumane unfamiliar world which hides a surprise, perhaps even dangerous, and the kitchen, meaning the familiar, safe, human, our-own-doing, 'Culture'—between those two, there is a tent."
—Excerpt from the book

  • Pages: 40
  • Type of binding: hardcover
  • Dimensions (cm): 24X17
  • Reproductions: Sharon Bareket, Yigal Pardo, Yaron Cohen
  • Publication: Dvir Gallery
  • Place of publication: Tel Aviv-Jaffa
  • Book photography: Yair Meyuhas