“Painting is allowing us to see objects as they were once, when

they were looked at with love”

– Paul Valéry


“The most precious thing about art is (when it’s inexplicable) its


– Blake


Works of Jacob Feldman are an unexplainable phenomenon

and therefore significant. His paintings are giving us this hint

of nearness of the mystery, which is in your soul. When you

are looking at the world around you through understanding

of that magic of unknown, through the incomprehensible,

the inconceivable, all ordinary and mundane objects are

transformed. They become extraterrestrial, participial to the


Able to conduct numerous painting techniques on the level

of virtuoso, Jacob synthesizes them in to his own unique


Objects on his canvases and their metamorphoses in to the

sacred, mystical and enchanted, transforms viewers allowing

them to relate to this world in an entirely new way. Reality

becomes filled with hints and signs….

Visualizing concrete objects of one particular epoch, Jacob

rises above specifications and enters the level of global


Anselm Kiefer, once said – “An artist is always painting an icon,

even if his subject is just broken pieces of a vase or a skeleton

of a fish…and therefore he is always a Creator…”

 Review of Jacob Feldman’s Exhibit

By Mark Fried



Jacob Feldman, in his paintings of landscapes, portraits and

inanimate nature, his captured the beauty, serenity and

mystery hidden in the depths of his creation and in the magic

of his paintbrush. Facing his works of art, Feldman approaches

his paintings through an inner attentiveness and sensitivity.

His paintings invite you to look longer, and meditate. When

the viewer accepts this invitation, he is about to embark on an

esthetic and spiritual experience

David Rakia.



1969 Born in Vitebsk, Byelorussia

1987 Finished his studies at the Art College in Vitebsk

1988-90 Studies at the Academy of Textile Design in Vitebsk.

Participated with group exhibitions in Vitebsk, Moscow, St.


1990 Immigrated to Israel

1991 One man exhibition at the Rehovot School of Art

1991-95 Participation in group exhibitions, in Tel-Aviv,


Los Angeles, Paris, Hague

1995 One man exhibition at the David Gallery, Jerusalem

1996 One man exhibition at the Galerie Guiter, Paris.

Group exhibition “The Six” at the David Gallery, Jerusalem

1997 “Feldman’s Figures” — exhibition at the David Gallery,


“Nude” — exhibition at the Galerie Guiter, Paris. One man

exhibition “Playing duets” at the Galerie Guiter, Paris

1998 One man exhibition “Mystical Portraits” at the David

Gallery, Jerusalem

1999 One mam exhibition at The Downey Gallery, Santa Fe,


2000 “33×33” Artist’s House, Jerusalem

2001 “New Artists” Albemarle Gallery, London, UK

2002, 2004 One man exhebition at The Smelik & Stokking

Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2005 One man exhebitions in Smelik & Stokking Gallery, NL

Catto Gallery , UK Albemarle Gallery, UK

2006 One man exhebition in Smelik & Stokking Gallery, Den

Haag, NL

2007 One man exhibition in Jewish museum of Long Island, NY

2008 Group exhibition at the Jerusalem Center for the

performing arts, Jerusalem

2009 Group exhibition at “Minotaure” art gallery, Tel Aviv

2010 Florence Biennale


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