Michael Eizman was born in Tel Aviv in 1943, studied at the Wiesbaden Art Academy in Germany in 1964-1968, taught art at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and other schools.
Eizman's work invites the viewer to take part in an active journey into the world of his personal image. The artist's eye focuses on specific elements as a lens and enlarges them for close study. The close and intimate gaze gives the image meaning when shape and color are given independent importance. The Latin inscription is curled like an oriental arabesque, the geometric lines define the location of the images on the flat page and assimilate them in a demonic space, pastoral scenes drawn from the Impressionist heritage of European landscapes nestled out of gilded pages like ancient Persian paintings. This Mediterranean vitality versus European heritage, the traditional versus the new, east versus west, create a witty synthesis of images and associations that seem to be taken from separate worlds. Secondary images struggle with the multiplicity between their independent location and their echo of another image, and invite to view from different directions of observation, but eventually merge into the artist's hand for harmonic creation. This harmony carries an aesthetic message and characterizes the page in a charming universal language.
His works have been exhibited in solo exhibitions and in many group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, including the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in Haifa, many museums and galleries in Europe, the US and the Far East
Signed and numbered silk print
Length: 66 cm
Width: 46 cm