Creative works exploring life and Judaism composed by a spectrum of Jewish artists

Hands

By Annita Soble  Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mixed Media
Mixed Media

Artist’s Statement: Hand gestures in everyday chassidic discourse.

Annita Soble is a commercial artist who works in multiple disciplines and mediums including animation, illustration and graphic design. She believes everything informs everything, so all mediums are a potentially valid way of getting a message across.

 

Exodus

By Odi Kletski  Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Digital
Digital

Artist’s Statement: Exodus depicts the triumphant events of the splitting of the sea. The colors, movement and expression of the piece capture the emotional impact of a nation exiting slavery. Hope, passion and unity are feelings included in Exodus.

Odi Kletski studied interior design at the International Academy of Design in Toronto. She worked for some of the top firms before starting her own practice, where she has gained a solid reputation for her creative instinct, conceptual mind and perfect composition skills. Odi has a deep passion for art and design in all forms, and looks forward to exploring more artistic forms in the future. She views her work as a diary of her life, where she notes her emotions, ideologies and observations.

By Davora Lilian
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: For thousands of years our sages have been telling us about the coming of Moshiach.

We consider our world real and vivid, but when Moshiach arrives we will realize that the World to Come is the real one, and this world is only an illusion. It will be like the brightness of sun and the most colorful dreams!

Davora Lilian has studied art, architecture and interior design for most of her life. Daughter of Holocaust survivors from a Hasidic background, the artist is now focused on fusing her love of abstract art and Hasidut in order to inspire others with the joys of Jewish life. By painting in bright colors, abstràct images and Kabbalistic shapes, her goal is an illusion to the world to come. The artist has a personal dream and vision of bringing art and inspiring young artists for the future Redemption. Davora lives in Connecticut with her husband, and has 3 children.
By Anshie Kagan
Monday, March 11, 2013
Silkscreen
Silkscreen

Artist’s Statement: The Rambam (Maimonides), inspired by Andy Warhol’s style of art. One of several in a series of great rabbinic leaders in pop art style.

Anshie Kagan grew up with a standard orthodox education in Boston And Lakewood N.J. He uses his art to express his outlook on religion and Jewish Perception. His art has been exhibited in several shows and galleries.

Star of David

By Odi Kletski
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Digital
Digital

Artist’s Statement: Star of David is glowing with love and dedication of the Jewish soul. The spirituality of this piece is spoken through emotional impact it leaves on it’s viewers.

Odi Kletski studied interior design at the International Academy of Design in Toronto. She worked for some of the top firms before starting her own practice, where she has gained a solid reputation for her creative instinct, conceptual mind and perfect composition skills. Odi has a deep passion for art and design in all forms, and looks forward to exploring more artistic forms in the future. She views her work as a diary of her life, where she notes her emotions, ideologies and observations.

Wedding Under a Green Sky

By David Asher Brook
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Oil on Canvas
Oil on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: Jewish Wedding painted after seeing a quote from Hitler, ”Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized”.

David Brook lives in Sydney, Australia, and has been selling his art since he was in high school. He is currently painting and doing web illustrations.

By Sarah Stone
Monday, March 04, 2013
Ink on Paper
Ink on Paper

Artist’s Statement: Sometimes logic pulls us in one direction whereas intuition and emotion tug us in another. While not meant to be narrative, this can be interpreted as that kind of an inner conflict. There are straight lines and abstract, organic shapes.

Sarah Stone is an artist currently working in Brooklyn. She does freelance art for personal commissions and designs for Judaic products. She attended the National Academy School of Fine Arts for two years and is presently attending Brooklyn College for her BFA and BS. She works with oils, ink, watercolor and clay, and her work extends from figurative and subjective to more abstract.

By Davora Lilian
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Acrylic
Acrylic

Artist’s Statement: Bringing color to the Jewish nation is the goal of Art for the Soul. Chassidic music has been elevated to a very high level but is still black and white. I dream of seeing Chabad mitzvah vans in color as well as the large Menorahs! Lets bring color to the Jewish nation!

Davora Lilian has studied art, architecture and interior design for most of her life. Daughter of Holocaust survivors from a Hasidic background, the artist is now focused on fusing her love of abstract art and Hasidut in order to inspire others with the joys of Jewish life. By painting in bright colors, abstràct images and Kabbalistic shapes, her goal is an illusion to the world to come. The artist has a personal dream and vision of bringing art and inspiring young artists for the future Redemption. Davora lives in Connecticut with her husband, and has 3 children.

Bitachon

By David Orlansky
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: When we have Bitachon (trust), we feel confident thatG-d is taking care of us and guarding us at every moment. This knowlege further connects us to Him.

Dovid Orlansky is an abstract artist, exploring expression and emotion in his work. Dovid places an emphasis on the viewer and the personal meaning found by all in his work. Seeking greater levels of spirituality and incorporating Torah and prayer into his work as inspiration for all is his goal. Jewish themes and mantras, as well as various concepts from Tanach are found in his art, encouraging contemplation of life’s mission, attainment of spirituality and positive drives for humanity. He lives in Brooklyn and works as an artist and musician.

Dream Inward

By Shayna Denburg
Monday, February 25, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: What is inside is real. The outside is just a mask, a shell.

Shayna Denburg, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, has been painting since her teens. As a young adult, she spent some time in Israel, where, inspired to give back to the land, she painted several city electricity boxes in Jerusalem and Safed. Shayna now lives and studies in New York. In her spare time, Shayna chills by listening to music, taking pictures or doing yoga.

By Sara Seldowitz
Friday, February 22, 2013
Paper Collage
Paper Collage

Artist’s Statement: A Jewish couple under the chuppah (marriage canopy) is the beginning of a new family and entity; a holy moment that links generations of Jews together. We know from the Chassidic masters that the couple’s deceased ancestors are spiritually present at this special and joyful time.

 

Sara was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vibrant colors, rhythm and balance in nature influences her compositions. Sara, a self-taught artist, has enjoyed creating artwork since she was a child and has experimented with different techniques and mixed media. Sara combines rich colors and texture in her paintings inspired by Jewish themes and ancient texts. In her creative artwork she hopes to express the joy of living in G-d’s world. Sara lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.

Pink Man

By Adar Darnov
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Graphite and Gouache
Graphite and Gouache

Artist’s Statement: This is my interpretation of Rabbi Yisroel Glick. I met him while drawing at Chabad of Midtown Manhattan. The stylization and color choices represent the side of Judaism that is beyond physical reality.

 

By Esther P. Zibell
Oil on Paper
Oil on Paper

Artist’s Statement: This is a mono-type, a one-of-a-kind process which allows me to create a free and imaginative description of the sanctification of the moon. Allusions to the custom float around the moon.

Esther P. Zibell is a French-born Jewish artist who lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her art is a colorful celebration of Jewish life. Her artwork has been displayed in shows worldwide and in many private collections. While being self-educated in painting and design, she has a solid formation of print-making from the Art Students League of New York.

By Devorah Weinberg
Oil on Canvas
Oil on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: This painting was based on a photograph taken in the Warsaw Ghetto. I was very touched by the subject’s passion and ecstasy juxtaposed with the surrounding poverty. The painting represents the love and strong connection to Judaism that existed in this bygone era.

Devorah Weinberg is an artist and illustrator on shlichus in Port Washington, NY with her family. She is the mother of four children including a newborn daughter. She possesses a Bachelors in Fine Arts and is working towards her Masters in Art Education. She has a passion for creating Jewish Art and illustrating Jewish children’s literature. She has exhibited with several artists’ groups both locally and nationally. In addition to pursuing her art a assists her husband in his work as Youth Rabbi at the Chabad of Port Washington.

Hamantashen Magen David (Star of David)

By Esther Rosen
Monday, February 18, 2013
Watercolor
Watercolor

Artist’s Statement: Hamantashen. Triangles. Magen David. Purim. Hmmm.

Artwork by Esther Rosen. Esther is a chief executive homemaker living in Brooklyn with her husband and young assistants. During quieter moments, Esther explores various art forms and creative processes, and welcomes opportunities to share her work with others.

By Israel Noach Sauer
Friday, February 15, 2013
Oil, Acryllic, Collage on Canvas.
Oil, Acryllic, Collage on Canvas.

Artist’s Statement: Chassidic thought teaches that despite the harshness of some of the laws, we need to view the positive within them, and enjoy the boundaries the Torah sets.

 

Jerusalem

By Shayna Denburg
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Acrylic on Metal
Acrylic on Metal

Artist’s Statement: Being in Jerusalem is hard to explain. It’s a feeling of belonging more certain than anything I have ever known. I’m there and I fit. When I painted this, I had been in Jerusalem for a couple of weeks and felt like I needed to leave something of me there. And there it is.

Shayna Denburg, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, has been painting since her teens. As a young adult, she spent some time in Israel, where, inspired to give back to the land, she painted several city electricity boxes in Jerusalem and Safed. Shayna now lives and studies in New York. In her spare time, Shayna chills by listening to music, taking pictures or doing yoga.

By Devorah Weinberg
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Oil on Canvas
Oil on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: This painting, which depicts a man blowing a shofar, has the Hebrew word “Aneini” – “Answer me,” in the background. The work is meant to represent the universal cry of the soul to G-d, “Answer me!”

Devorah Weinberg is an artist and illustrator on shlichus in Port Washington, NY with her family. She is the mother of four children including a newborn daughter. She possesses a Bachelors in Fine Arts and is working towards her Masters in Art Education. She has a passion for creating Jewish Art and illustrating Jewish children’s literature. She has exhibited with several artists’ groups both locally and nationally. In addition to pursuing her art a assists her husband in his work as Youth Rabbi at the Chabad of Port Washington.
By Raiza Malka Gilbert
Monday, February 04, 2013
Watercolor on Paper
Watercolor on Paper

Artist’s Statement: We read in Tanya that Torah study connects us to G-dwith both an inner light (ohr penimi) and with an encompassing light (ohrmakif).

Raiza Malka graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2010 and has since changed the focus of her work to Judaism. Raiza Malka is inspired by whimsical illustrations, paintings and sculptures that largely inform her work, she is also touched by anything having to do with light. Raiza Malka currently works primarily in water color on paper.

By Bentzion Elisha   
Digital Retouching and Art Utilizing Photoshop and Lightroom
Digital Retouching and Art Utilizing Photoshop and Lightroom

Artist’s Statement: Every holy man has a holy woman behind him, and theRebbetzin was the holy woman behind the Rebbe. This royal daughter, granddaughter, greatgranddaughter, and wife of the Rebbe was described as “indescribable” even by her own husband , the Rebbe, who commented after her passing that only G-d knows of her true greatness.

In her famous signature of modesty we only have a few glimpses to her likeness. The most famous one is a cropped picture taken of her at a wedding reception. I felt this wrinkled old picture deserved a little more attention to highlight this great woman. This is a creative suggestion of how she might have looked in her youth, based on the original black and white image.

Rabbi Bentzion Elisha is an award-winning chassidic photographer and writer, based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York, where he resides with his family

Mh  New York Jewish Guide

 

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