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George Chemeche
Still Life Tabletop with Fruit




This is a bright, colorful oil painting of a table top with fruit. Banana, Pomegranate and glass of water. George Chemeche was born in Israel in 1934 and studied at the Avni Art School in Tel Aviv and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. this painter and printmaker's sensual and romantic yet rationally conceived screen prints featuring plants and flowers are associated with the PATTERN & DECORATION movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. His style is non-minimalist, sensuous, romantic, rational and decorative. it runs counter to the modernist taboo against a decorative quality in art. Though pattern painting's roots are in modern art, it contradicts some of its basic tenets as it attempts to assimilate aspects of Western and non-Western culture not previously accepted into the realm of high art. In Chemeche´s work, we can see how chosen motifs are repeated in order to cover a surface in a uniform way. The results often have a painterly feel, but remain systematic. The intention is to make a high-art statement within a contemporary context by referring to, and using what to many still remains within the world of non-art. Pattern painting, unlike abstractionism, has structure. It also has content as it refers to patterns in the real world. Usually, patterning intentionally acknowledges the decorative function of art, reconciling both the decorative and the meaningful. INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS: Goldman Art Gallery, Haifa, Israel Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, "Six Artists" Biv Gallery, New York, "Chelsea Artists" Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa. "FJ.A.C.," Petit Palais Paris Galerie Naire, Paris Weintraub Gallery, New York, Print Show Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York Alexandra Monett Gallery, Brussels Givon Art GaJIery, Tel Aviv South Houston Gallery, New York Ray Landis Gallery, East Brunswick, New Jersey Gala Gallery, Key Biscayne, Florida Art Asia Gallery, Cambridge, Mass. Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York Selected Artists Gallery, New York Mabat Art Gallery, Tel Aviv Goldman Art Gallery, Haifa, Israel OHana Gallery, London "Six Artists", Modern Art Gallery, Old Jaffa Modern Art Gallery, Old Jaffa The Autumn Exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum Dugith Art Gallery, Tel Aviv Hadassa "K" Klachkin Art Gallery, Tel Aviv Rina Art Gallery, Jerusalem The Museum of Modern Art, Haifa Chemerinsky Art Gallery, Tel Aviv Galerie Transposition, Paris Collective Exhibitions "Young Artists", Tel Aviv Museum Salon de La Jeune Peinture, Musee d'art Moderne, Paris A well listed Painter, sculptor, and printmaker ( see Davenport's, the Benezit, etc.) working in an abstract expressionist modernist style like that of Raymond Parker, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner and Elaine de Koning. Known as a member of the pattern and decoration movement of the late 1960's and early 70's his work is in the collections of the Guggenheim, MOMA, Fogg Art Museum and the Muse d' Art Moderne (Paris) Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Cornell Univerity, Ithaca, New York. Eversan Museum, Syracuse, New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York amongst others.


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    George Chemeche (1934, American, Iraqi)
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    Height: 18.25 in. (46.36 cm)Width: 21.50 in. (54.61 cm)
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    Bal Harbour, FL
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    1stDibs: LU382181402

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