By Yair Shulevitz (May 18, 2017)

Looking at Gil Zellner's new works, an image of thunderous silence comes up. It is restrained, but also possesses a restless combustion.

Heaviness and distress are seen from the paintings of landscapes and still life. From the composition of the landscape paintings you can feel the surroundings closing in on you. Moving on to the paintings of still life, you are still accompanied by feelings of severity.

The self-portraits are touching with intimate exposure, representing a process of peeling and shedding the layers of the self.

Although Zellner has unique personal handwriting, there are still differences between the oil paintings and the drawings. The drawings are freer, characterized by intensive pencil work that expresses the storm of the soul, bound and less committed to the traditions of painting

Zellner's painting is introverted, refined and sensitive to nuances. Far from fashionable trends and built slowly and steadily, in whispers that carry comfort and grace alongside pain.

* The translation is a summary of the written text in Hebrew