Bezalel Levy

Bezalel Levy

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  Artist: Bezalel Levy
 Live in: Stanwood, WA, United States
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Bezalel Levy Artist Bio:

Bezalel-Levy is the combined signature of our husband and wife collaboration - that is Chaim Bezalel (left) and Yonnah Ben Levy (right). We have been working together as artists since 1990 and live in Washington State and Ashkelon, Israel. Our work is in many public venues as well as private collections. Our collaboration began pretty much at the beginning of our relationship. In order to collaborate, one must be suited to it, because it is a dance in which, in our case, each partner leads at different times. We are working with the subjects, compositions, colors, and techniques in a staged process, with one handing off to the other. Painting is always a relationship, between the painter and the subject and the materials. Our technique also includes the relationship between ourselves. The photographer submits to having his composition painted over, sometimes obscured, and the painter is content to paint her partner’s image, although she gets to select which she wants to paint. . In many of the paintings the underlying photograph shows through in some areas, or the frame of the photograph is maintained. When we began, we put aside all of our individual artistic pursuits in order to create this collaboration, and now we are secure enough to work both individually and together. So basically, we are like three artists. A word about subjects. We usually work on a theme for many years, some for more than 20. Many of our themes involve the idea of preservation, whether nature or culture. We are not looking so much to convey any message; we are looking for subjects which can convey beauty and meaning, and we try to be extremely selective. Georgia O'Keefe used to ask herself before lifting a brush, “Is this mine?”