Gidi Gilam

Germany

Figurative Contemporary
Figurative Contemporary

Gidi Gilam blends images from art history and images collected online to create paintings that can act as narratives for phenomena that he feels are happening in culture. These narrative situations are starting point for questions relating to the concept of ‘identity’ and the longing for the unattainable. Gilam collects information from things he sees online, a phrase, an image or how the two relate to each other. He constructs the compositions of his paintings in a sketchbook and on the computer beforehand. Gilam’s paintings are figurative and favor a carefully selected pop color palette and contrary to that are skeptical and at times bad-tempered. This form of visual tension invites the viewer to discover their subjective narratives within the paintings and thus offer another layer of interpretation. Gidi Gilam lives and works in Berlin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from Tel Aviv University and a bachelor’s degree from the Visual Communications Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He was awarded a D.A.A.D. scholarship, Rabinovitch grant and Mifaal HaPais. His works have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world and are in several private collections in France and USA.

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