SigalMelingerGallery

Art - Colorful Paintings and Prints on Canvas

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SigalMelingerGallery

Art - Colorful Paintings and Prints on Canvas

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My name is Sigal Melinger I'm an Artist, I live and create my art in Israel. I have my own gallery and studio in my home town Kfar-Saba, where I create, exhibit and sell my art since 2009. During these years and through tens of exhibitions, both in my gallery and in various public exhibition spaces in Israel, I've established a notable presence in the Israeli art market. My art became quite popular in Israel and can be found in thousands of homes and offices throughout the country, as well as in the US and Europe.
I create mixed media painting on canvas which combine freehand sketching, digital processing, print and acrylic colors. I sell originals one-piece artworks, limited edition artworks and open edition Giclee prints.

You can learn more about my art from the curator's statement on my recent exhibition held in the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, as presented below:

"The scenes that Sigal Melinger creates are taken from our everyday life, but somewhere else. The curvy lines and clean patches of color work together to build perpetually idyllic afternoons stretching beyond their allotted time, fixed on the canvas with its lines and patches of color. Here we see a shoreline and deck chairs; there we see the arched windows of an old city, the balconies with pots of geranium adding splashes of red, orange and green; and here we see curved street lamps benches and umbrellas, café tables, the sea, and the light. The figures in this world are also as delicate as palm fronds, as minimal as the light touch of a pen on a paper napkin, as optimistic as a short story of a new love. Accordingly, all these figures are engaged in perpetual leisurely activities: a walk along the promenade or sitting together in a romantic café.
Melinger’s paintings have the clean clarity that is characteristic of well-made postcards – which, as we know, are well-made fantasies. They are based on sketches of real locations, but thanks to her skilled hand and her mastery of sketching, printing and digital processing, she manages to create a completely new place out of images we are familiar with, a place which very possibly does not exist. In this sense, her work is in the tradition of the lyrical artists who looked at real locations but did not limit themselves to their reality. The material aspect in Melinger’s paintings is much more airy than those of her Israeli predecessors, and she is closer to the delicate lines of the French illustrators. Nevertheless, she shares with all of them the ability to connect the here and now with the ‘far-away maybe somewhere’. Her paintings are a series of display windows looking out at us straight on, like a boulevard descending to the French Riviera, at the end of which the great blue horizon of the sea appears. Optimism is thus their main trait."

Curator: Eran Litvin

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