“Painting is an intuitive process for me; a very personal pilgrimage in search of a truth greater than myself intertwining the human capacity to create to the infinite creativity of the supreme Maker.”
Igal Fedida’s life and work has orbited around his interest in the arts. From an early age, in his native home of Israel, Igal exhibited a keen sentience for shape and form, developing a penetrating cognition for composition and design. This led him to the United States where he architected the construction of buildings, incorporating his creative design talents with natural communication and logistics skills building a successful entrepreneurship.
A close affinity to nature drew Igal to broaden his artistic palette by studying photography in depth at UCLA. He then traversed the globe capturing stills and moments of nature attempting to expressively interact with the beautiful essence of creation, developing a unique style of blending Polaroid with water color.
Igal’s true transformative artistic style emerged when he incorporated rough raw structural materials such as woods, metals, unconventional construction paints along with other mixed media to brush and canvas. Utilizing his building skills and knowledge of form and function, Igal began to amalgamate, emulate and unite the creation of the world through his art. His spirited soul had finally found its voice and inimitable language of expressive prayer communing with G-d and creation.
The Genesis Series, currently on display in New York and Miami, is a chromatic treatise on the meaning of creation, visually exploding with colors, blending basic building materials with unique creative form, coalescing theory and allegory like Big Bang and Adam & Eve. The series reflects the soul searching journey of a lifetime steeped in meditation of Biblical, Talmudic and Kabalistic sources in a search for meaning as well as emotional and artistic meeting points with G-d.
“I believe that just as G-d holds a bank of souls that are sent to earth in the form of new lives throughout eternity, G-d similarly holds a bank of divine images that are meant to be given to us mortals through channels called artists.”
“I don’t plan what I paint, I close my eyes and some unseen force drives my brush, and when I am finished, I open my eyes in awe of what present was given to me.”
Igal lives joyously with his wife Efrat and children Ohad, Asaf, Yanay, and Tamar in Miami. Each week he travels to his studio on First Avenue in New York City, where you can find him either serving fresh steeped green tea and figs to clients and friends, or absorbed at his hand-made workstation surrounded by paints and the mixed construction materials of his craft engaged in the creative process. Igal Fedida is available for lectures and seminars. His works are on display and are available for corporate and educational shows and events. His gallery in New York has become a gathering place hosting many soirees and events. Igal has also introduced a Creative Arts Initiative program with local schools to inspire young artists bringing the creative arts to the classroom.