Ilana Gal

“With an open countenance,” Ilana Gal presents us with a gaze that looks out from her images. Her work process involving the application of patches of color one beside another, builds the narrative through the material, so that the painting moves across the canvas as an embodied, living image. The images in her work evoke a collective recollection identified with tribal African ritual and tradition. The animals and masks constitute a representation of the carnal and hidden forces that operate in the world, forces that support existence and form the narrative of her paintings. These forces enable us as viewers to be part of the story even though we are embedded in the modern everyday. Gal’s childhood landscape and the ancient visual symbol dictionary from her childhood years in Africa with her family coalesce into a personal creative process and her unique language as an artist. Born in Israel in 1968, Gal lives and creates in Moshav Givat Nili. She studied graphic design at Yezreel Valley College, and since 2002 has been exhibiting her work in a variety of exhibitions in Israel and around the world. 

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Don't Unfollow
Mixed Media on Canvas
120 x 160 cm

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A Kiss
Mixed Media on Canvas
120 x 120 cm

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WHAAM
Mixed Media on Canvas
120 x 120 cm

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Utopia
Mixed Media on Canvas
120 x 160 cm

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Anh
Mixed Media, Swarovski on Canvas
180 x 120 cm

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With Daddy in Odessa
Mixed Media on Canvas
100 x 150 cm

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David Bowie
Mixed Media on Canvas
120 x 120 cm

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The End
Mixed Media on Canvas
120 x 120 cm

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MJ's Toes
Mixed Media, Swarovski on Canvas
120 x 120 cm

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Gal Gadot
Mixed Media on Canvas
100 x 100 cm

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Marilyn on FB
Mixed Media, Swarovski on Canvas
120 x 120 cm

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Best Friends
Mixed Media on Canvas
100 x 100 cm

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