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Studio Visit with NOA CHARUVI


Noa Charuvi in her studio © Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


Dynamic sketches of soldiers and workers, thought-carrying urban landscapes - the sensation of the drama of the period is definitely tangible and present in Noa Charuvi's studio. (De-)construction and transformation are the common motifs that the Israeli artist keeps returning to, as if striving for a more expressive embodiment of the idea: “I am interested in places of transformation, whether they are deconstructed or constructed, and the forceful human intervention in the space.”

A daughter of the architect, Noa mentions the influence of her childhood memories on her current practice and painterly synthesis, stressing out her understanding of the power of architecture as a reflection of history, politics, and social hierarchy. Naturally, the idea dictates the process and the tools: “I work a lot with a palette knife—I like its connection to construction, and I almost feel like I’m one of the workers.”

Charuvi's accurately structured compositions become, intentionally or not, the symbolic demonstrations of the rough and evolving urbanised reality, the one not for the faint-hearted; while the sensation of the painterly flow of light and colour adds to the expressiveness and emotional richness of these soulful representations of our globalised world.

Born in Jerusalem and now based in New York City, Noa Charuvi holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a BFA from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Charuvi's awards and residencies include: The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, Art Omi International Artists Residency in Ghent (NY), Yaddo artist colony (Saratoga Springs, NY) and The Keyholder Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop in Manhattan and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program. Her work was exhibited internationally, in venues such as The Bronx Museum of The Arts (New York), Haifa Museum of Art and Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod (Israel). Recent one-person shows took place in H Gallery in Paris and Art100 in New York. Publications include "Landscape Painting Now", an anthology of contemporary painting published by D.A.P and Thames & Hudson.


Written and curated by: Varia Serova

Featured work: © Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


Noa Charuvi in her studio © Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


Large Stack, 2018. Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 ins. © Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


Assembly, 2015. Oil on canvas, 50 x 72 ins. © Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


Shomera, 2020. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 ins. © Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


Cotton Candy, 2016. Oil on canvas, 30 x 33 ins. © Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


Big Gaps, 2020. Oil on canvas, 36 x 62 ins. © Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


© Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


© Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


© Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


© Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize


Noa Charuvi in her studio © Noa Charuvi for Zephyr and Maize