Assaf Rahat creates his work with unordinary techniques using twine, sewing threads, plastic glue, industrial masking-tape, ink and water colors. His choice of unconventional materials results in expressive, disturbing and full of emotion works of art.
Rahat’s oeuvres engage with the relationship between private space and mental space. His intimate descriptions of images from memory and introspection includes: domestic objects, faces, intimate scenes, sexuality and death.
Rahat builds a link with art history, this can be seen in works such as The Sacrificing Of Isaac in conversation with Caravaggio, or in his representations of the artist Raffi Lavi, his former teacher at the Academy, a Master for generations of artists in Israel.
Born 1970, Rahat is a graduate of the Midrasha School of Art, Beit Berl (1994-1998). He has exhibited at the Israel museum in Jerusalem and the Haifa museum of arts.
1970 – Born in Israel
1994 – 1998 – Graduated Hamidrasha School of Art – Beit Berl Collage
Lives and works in Tel Aviv
2020 ‘Atavizem’, Sapir School of Art and culture
2018 Night of the Minotaur, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
Artists Against the Strong Hand, Beit-haam Gallery, Tel Aviv
2000 – “Arie Aroch: The Erection in Israeli Art”, Peer Gellery, Tel Aviv
“Beginnings”, Art Gallery, Kadima
“Constriction Site”, Art Gallery, Ramat Eliaho, Tel Aviv
1999 – “About Rafi”, Nofar Gallery, Tel Aviv
1998 – Art Gallery, Ramat Eliaho, Tel Aviv
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Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art
Chelouche Gallery is one of the most prominent and leading galleries in Israel. Located in Tel Aviv, Chelouche Gallery maintains its primacy by presenting a large variety of works, ranging from video art to sculpture, painting, installation and photography. Since its inception, the gallery has been promoting an international and local exhibition program, in collaboration with curators and artists from Israel and around the world, placing itself one step ahead in the Israeli contemporary art scene.