Blank Rainbow

Eti Jacobi / Blank Rainbow

Opening: 24/02/2011   Closing: 08/04/2011

Untitled 13, acrylic on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2011
Untitled 8, acrylic on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2011
Untitled 7, acrylic on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2011
Untitled 10, acrylic on canvas, 100x120 cm, 2011
Untitled 6, acrylic on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2011
Untitled 3, acrylic on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2011
Untitled 11, acrylic on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2011

What of the Night

Eti Jacobi / What of the Night

Opening: 31/01/2008   Closing: 07/03/2008

What of the Night, Exhibition view, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2008
What of the Night, Exhibition view, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2008
What of the Night, Exhibition view, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2008
Landscape with a Boat, Acrylic on Plywood, 110x120cm, 2007
Running Man, Acrylic on Plywood, 120x80cm, 2007
Landscape with a Man Running, Acrylic on Plywood, 80x120cm, 2007
Landscape in the Rain (Andromeda), Acrylic on Plywood, 80x120cm, 2007
Detail - Landscape with a Man Running, Acrylic on Plywood, 80x120cm, 2007

In the exhibition “What of the Night”, I present paintings of a lake in the forest during a moon lit enchanted night, filled with lovers,demons and floating fairies.

 

The landscape itself is freely based on the works of Nicholas Poussin. Through the epic painting of Poussin, full of talent gorged with the technical abilities of a master, I try to release a fairy-like act, made with little devious picturesque tricks. Using these elements, down to almost the lowest level of the ability to paint, I ask to stay loyal to the event of youth; through the moment I discovered the great painting, the art

Fairies and Donkies

Eti Jacobi / Fairies and Donkies

Opening: 17/11/2005   Closing: 24/12/2005

Fairies and Donkies, Exhibition view, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2005
Fairies and Donkies, Exhibition view, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2005
Fairies and Donkies, Exhibition view, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2005
Donkeys and Fairies Installation, Acrylic on Canvas, 100x100cm, 2005
Donkies and Fairies Drawing Installation, Ink on Paper, 35x45cm, 2005
Donkies and Fairies Drawing Installation, Ink on Paper, 35x45cm, 2005
Donkies and Fairies Drawing Installation, Ink on Paper, 35x45cm, 2005

Fairies and donkeys

 

The main body of my work is paintings on black canvas. There is a tradition of painting which reacts to the white canvas, to a blank support.

 

The white is the non-color which is being stained. The non-color of my works is the Black. Of course, the logic of acting towards a blank, black background is different from the logic of acting in response to the white background (like Raffi Lavie or Cy Twombly). Nevertheless, I still take action towards the black in a way which has to do with the way these painters (re)act towards the white.

 

There has always been a figure of a fairy in my works. My painting is the utmost degree of stuttering fairytales.

 

Concerning that, there is a thought that keeps popping up in my head, a suspicion that always bothers me: that in every donkey there hides a fairy.