Asaf Ben Zvi

Asaf Ben Zvi

(b. 1953, Kfar Yehezkel, Israel; lives and works in Jerusalem)

One of the painters who emerged in the local scene in the 1980s and were trailblazers in the 1990s, Asaf Ben Zvi stands out as a formulator of a key painterly stance: a synthesis between the local sensibilities of the Want of Matter and the bold expression of the return to painting in the 1980s. His frequent use of language is likewise a continuation of the words and sentences typical of paintings by Raffi Lavie Disciples, and at the same time, a break from this tradition, being blunt, personal, at times diaristic, alluding to a greater extent to the worlds of Jean-Michel Basquiat or Enzo Cucchi, than to those of Michal Na'aman, Yair Garbuz, or Raffi Lavie. Ben Zvi, who engaged in ornithology prior to his studies at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, brought the eye of a bird-watcher into local painting, which is often a gaze at an empty sky. Ben Zvi has exhibited extensively the world over (e.g. V&A Museum, London). In 2011 he received the Rappaport Prize for an Established Israeli Artist at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Every Grain of Sand Returns One Wave
Asaf Ben Zvi
Every Grain of Sand Returns One Wave
2014
oil and charcoal on canvas
145
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145
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Dream
Asaf Ben Zvi
Dream
2015
oil on canvas
127
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127
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Lighthouse
Asaf Ben zvi
Lighthouse
2014
oil and charcoal on canvas
127
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127
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We won't hear the ships at Haifa port
Asaf Ben Zvi
We won't hear the ships at Haifa port
2020
oil on cotton
64
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46
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I Left it to the wind to clean it all
Asaf Ben Zvi
I Left it to the wind to clean it all
2020
Charcoal oil and paper on cotton
64
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46
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Goldfish
Asaf Ben Zvi
Goldfish
2019
oil on cotton
47
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102
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Mount Tavor
Asaf Ben Zvi
Mount Tavor
2019
charcoal and oil on linen
46
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64
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Wounded dawn
Asaf Ben Zvi
Wounded dawn
2019
oil on linen
64
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46
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Land Line
Asaf Ben Zvi
Land Line
2021
oil on canvas
122
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61
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Searching
Asaf Ben Zvi
Searching
2020
oil on canvas
118
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82
 cm
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Joy Mountain
Asaf Ben Zvi
Joy Mountain
2021
oil on canvas
64
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46
 cm
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Orphan
Asaf Ben Zvi
Orphan
2021
oil on canvas
53
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55
 cm
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Long Distance
Asaf Ben Zvi
Long Distance
2021
oil on canvas
53
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55
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Rest of the Day
Asaf Ben Zvi
Rest of the Day
2021
oil on canvas
53
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53
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