Henry Shelesnyak "Dream Time"
By Adi Shelesnyak and Yair Shulevitz (June 14, 2012)
Henry Shelesnyak, one of the outstanding artists of “Want of Matter” genre of art, began his career as a photographer and in the late 1960's moved on to painting. The exhibition presents works on paper from the late 1960's and 1970's.
A central motif in Shelesnyak's work is the duality between the economical approach and the infinite beauty that emerges from it. The works are characterized by strict minimalism, a kind of monastic self-sufficiency in the Eastern spirit, with dominant white color, poetic aesthetics, and images that constitute a fantastic world - a dream time.
* The translation brings the spirit of things.