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"Sitting quietly, doing nothing
Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself."
(Zen Poem)

Born in Tel Aviv
Studies: Beaux- Arts Paris
Lives in Paris and in Southern France- Dordogne.

It all started in Paris where I learned to draw. At first I only drew. I painted and I drew.
"...again and again the two of us… Read More
"Sitting quietly, doing nothing
Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself."
(Zen Poem)

Born in Tel Aviv
Studies: Beaux- Arts Paris
Lives in Paris and in Southern France- Dordogne.

It all started in Paris where I learned to draw. At first I only drew. I painted and I drew.
"...again and again the two of us walk out together under the ancient trees, lie down again and again among the flowers..."
(Rilke)

And then I met and loved. And lived in Tel Aviv.
And I looked for the unity of matter, the combination of atoms, the concrete material that is being caught within the senses.
and within the iron I aimed to create new forms of connections of atoms in space. I tried to bring the iron into movement.
And then came the exhibitions:

Individual exhibitions 1989-1994, Tova Ossman Gallery , Tel Aviv
Individual exhibitions 1996-1998, Manny H Gallery
Individual exhibitions 1996-1998, Ashdod Museum



Urban Gallery Kfar Saba
Urban Gallery Jerusalem
Argos Gallery, Brussels
Zomer Gallery, Tel Aviv

Many local and international group exhibitions (1990-2004), including: Herzliyya Museum, Art Focus, Ashdod Museum, Eretz Israel Museum, Beer- Sheva Museum, Arad Museum, the Biannale of Modern Art in Istanbul, Grenada, Toulouse and more.
"Oh thou beloved of my twenty seven senses I love thine
Thou thee
thee thine, I thine,
thou mine, we? ...
Thou small green animal,
I love thine! "
(Kurt Schwitters)

And then I came back to the previous place, Paris.
And to the South of this Gallic country
Because art thrives from contemplation.
And from that moment on, my new art works were at homes of collectors who wanted them.
When you live among nature, your whole being is a state of existence that is created from a focused observation about everything you do. Even your artistic instincts become more spontaneous.
There are also "Spaces of void" here, inside Nature. And the eggs are fresh in the morning, and the seasons change, and the water of the stream are so clear, that my art works can be seen through them.
Is life in Nature an escape, or maybe an improvement of the soul whilst releasing a sort of worldliness.
All of the new works were created from within this dialectic and search and from the drinking to the point of intoxication, and from the rolling water of the river.
And that earth tick that killed my beloved dog, and the voices of the deer, as my bed cover, and the old Oak Trees.
And her Arm that is gently laid on my chest
And the fog
And all of those things that are slipping away from me
And the Zen Garden with the gravel
And a bundle of Japanese papers and bandages. Real bandages.
And ink, and paintbrushes creating a completely different collection of works, allocating my happiness within those compositions.
Like a tree that constantly hungers for water. Read Less
Avi Shaham – Ravitzki's works are refined between the talk and the silence.
Shaham formulates in his works an emotional, philosophical dimension as a form of listening and expressing the shift from an urban lifestyle (Paris- Tel Aviv), into the willing choice of living in the depths of Southern France’s forests… Read More
Avi Shaham – Ravitzki's works are refined between the talk and the silence.
Shaham formulates in his works an emotional, philosophical dimension as a form of listening and expressing the shift from an urban lifestyle (Paris- Tel Aviv), into the willing choice of living in the depths of Southern France’s forests.
This shift, expressed in his works, shoes the aesthetics as a journey and dialogue between society and the willingness of living in quarantine.
Shaham, in his works, attempts to express everyday’s poetry, including nature, and all that surrounds it.
The statement made by his works is like a haiku expressing a passing moment, a sudden thought, an intuitive feeling.
The haiku relates itself to the passing and changing of seasons, and this dialectical tension we find in his works, as a Zen figure of speech, with blunt influences from the Japanese Shinto.
Shaham’s works are a form of meditative poetry, a form of listening.
Each individual work is a continued influence that stops at some point in time, like the ultimate tension between the thought and the imagination, between merging and alienation with nature, and the survival within it.

It seems Shaham is trying to touch the borders of mystery between the visible and the invisible, while using paper, ink, bandages, fabrics, etc. The clear Japanese paper, in juxtaposition with the “dirty”, stained colorful bandages.

These works are humble and introverted, simple and simplified, and overall we can clearly see the temperamental statement of the artist. Read Less
Residence
Paris / Dordogne


Studies
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris


Solo Exhibitions
2004 Argos, Brussels, Belgium (cat.)
Zommer Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2001 Resonant Space 3, Museum for contemporary art, Ashdod, Israel
1999 Resonant Space, The Constant sculpture Gallery, Ramat Gan, Israel
Resonant space 2, Many… Read More
Residence
Paris / Dordogne


Studies
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris


Solo Exhibitions
2004 Argos, Brussels, Belgium (cat.)
Zommer Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2001 Resonant Space 3, Museum for contemporary art, Ashdod, Israel
1999 Resonant Space, The Constant sculpture Gallery, Ramat Gan, Israel
Resonant space 2, Many H. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1997 Mam’s pre-eminence over the machine, Many H. Gallery, Tel Aviv
Mam’s pre-eminence over the machine, Kfar Saba Municipal gallery
1996 Implicate Order, Many H. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1994 Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1993 Artist House, Jerusalem, Israel
1992 Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Group Exhibitions
2003 Istanbul Bianalle, Turky
Paradise, Herzelia Museum of Art, Herzelia, Israel
2002 Explora, Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Boundries of Sculpture, Tefen Museum, Tefen, Israel
Ein Harod museum of art, Ein Harod, Israel
1998 The Garden as Metaphor, The University Botanical Gardens, Jerusalem.
Nature as homeland, The President Residance, Jerusalem, Israel
1996 Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Objects. Sancitity. Ritual, Municipal gallery, Jerusalem
1995 International Fair of Contemporary Art, granada, Spain.
Power station, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Things objects, Herzelia Museum, Bat Yam Museum
Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Israel
1994 Megawatt, Art Focus, Jerusalem, Israel
Flags, Art Focus, Ashdod Museum, Israel
1993 Artist selection, Association of Painters and Sculptors, Tel Aviv, Israel
Sculpture in the little forest, Raanana, Israel
1992 Two DimantionsTree dimantions, Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Israel Read Less
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