Exhibitor listing

Blue Gallery

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Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Joel Amit  (+)

    Biography : Joel Amit, born in Jerusalem in 1982, resides in his homeland where he is noted as both a brilliant designer and artist. After receiving his degree in architecture from the Bezalel Arts and Design Academy, the industrious Amit spent the next five years planning and building students and artists’ villages in the Negev desert. His experience in the south constructing residences, particularly his interest and knowledge of the properties and different uses of building materials, manifested into his creating wonderful two dimensional wall sculptures from metal and wood. Amit’s experimentation and success in the repetitious application of unconventional small pieces of materials, as concrete, wood, piping, cardboard and paper, to form large structures, is the same concept he uses for his animate stills of moving butterflies, fish, birds, and feathers. Together we see the repetition and positioning of the same small delicate creature, painted in a bright mix of colors as our eye views the larger image created with them, such as hearts, words, instruments, animals, or bridges. Influenced by nature and its coexistence with the computerized world, Amit created his “staccato” movement, a representation of the beauty and spontaneity of life to the edgy digital plastic age. Each vibrantly painted metal piece is strategically set in planes of space and become magical in with rhythmic energy. Amit finds the contrast and process of forming heavy and cold steel into graceful, flowing works of art “liberating”. Joel expresses, “I am always in search for an extra dimension, a hidden layer, and to challenge the eye; and it is my sole wish to share it with others.”

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  • Natan Elkanovich  (+)

    Biography : Natan Elkanovich was born in 1966 in Moldova (former USSR) in the city of Orgeyev. In 1976 he emigrated with his family to Israel and still lives and works in Israel until today. After secondary school, he studied fashion design at Shenkar College of Engineering & Design where he received his Bachelor of Design Degree. Since 1995, Natan has worked as a senior costume designer in the Israeli cinema and television industry, for which, he was awarded with 4 Israeli academy awards. Ever since painting had become an integral part of his life, Natan began developing his unique painting technique; in which he mix all kinds of plastic materials in different quantities, which include, among others, silicon and acrylic, and sprinkles them on the canvas. That creates 3-D texture on the surface. Sometimes he adds Swarovski Elements and all kinds of glitters to the end result. This technique is 100% hand made by Natan, and there is no machinery involved in it. In addition to the paint brush, Natan also uses kitchenware and other tools in creating a painting. This originates from the deep kitchen roots embedded in him from early childhood. He recalls: "Most of my time after school was shared with my Mom in our kitchen. She was an excellent cook and I used to sit with her there, talk with her, do my homework, draw in my sketchbook, help her with all the cooking, decorate the food before service, making little art works from food by using variety of kitchenware.." Natan’s motto in life is love, appreciation, respect and gratitude for people and the environment in which he lives, and he illustrates this in his art. In his words: "I was always entranced by people and I consider myself a humanist. What interests me in particular is the positive side of human beings. I'm not interested in dealing with hate, envy, wars, anger and the rest of the negative aspects of people. I was always driven by love; love to the family, to friends, to making, to nature and its surroundings.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Natan Elkanovich - A Day At The Pool

      A Day At The Pool

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  • Iris Eshet Cohen  (+)

    Biography : IRIS ESHET COHEN The newest works of Iris Eshet Cohen, her “Colors of Life” series, are a collection of colorful acrylic paintings created in her painterly application of robust colors and linear definition of movement and texture. The paintings are manifestations of her diverse artistic skills, and the spiritual transcendence of her passion for the pure and simple. Iris always pursued with aesthetic sensitivity that clearly draws from her experience in the field of body makeup, as well as make-up for theater and television. Iris Cohen evolved as an artist from years working in the Paris and Israel theater and film industry as a make-up and special effects artist. Inspiration comes from her extensive travels and studies of the arts throughout the continents. She completed her studies in Paris in 1987 and worked as a make-up professional manager for an international makeup company (Shiseido) based in Japan. In 1989 she opened her first art studio, combining her knowledge and experience in the cosmetics industry, with her love for sculpting clay and painting. Iris pursued various techniques and mastered in the ceramics wheel, templates’ development, core foundation of ceramics technology and completed various studies and related techniques for manual sculpture, mosaic and paint works. A master in many mediums, Cohen has culminated her knowledge and filled her canvases with an exciting freshness of splendorous meandering forms. “Art does wonders for all of us and it is essential for the soul and the soul base of each and every one”… Iris Eshet Cohen, Artist

    Exhibition : EXHIBITIONS
    2018 – Art Boca Raton
    2018 – Art Wynwood Miami
    2017 – Red Dot-Art Spectrum Miami
    2017 - Art Expo New York
    2016 – Blue Galleries, Florida
    2016 – Art Expo New York
    2015 – Art Expo New York
    2014 – Art Expo New York
    2013 – Casa Sefarad, Israel – Madrid, Spain
    2013 – Art Time Gallery, Dan Hotel, Israel
    2013 – Blue Gallery, Florida, USA
    2013 – International Exhibition, Hivernal, Paris, France
    2012 – Salon d’Automn International Exhibition, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    2012 – “Free Photoshoper” Production Exhibition Eshet a Meirov,Holon, Israel
    2011 – Exhibition at the Amex, Israel
    2010 – Gallery Nili, Bethlehem of Galilee, Israel
    2010 – Gallery Bat Shlomo, Grenades Exhibition, Curator Ilan Segal, Israel
    2009 – “He and She”, Amid Gallery, Curator Reli Wasser, Jaffa, Israel
    2007 – Gallery Mali’s, Israel
    2007 – Minna Gallery, Ramat Gan, Israel
    2007 – Ceramics Gallery, Israel
    2006 – Art Gallery of Rosh Pina, Curator Sigal Shafat, Israel
    1998-1989 – Body Painting, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
    1995 – Body Painting, Eretz Israel Museum, Israel

    Artist's Objects:

    • Iris Eshet Cohen - Brisk Life

      Brisk Life

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  • Sveta Esser  (+)

    Biography : Born in Russia in 1975 into a well-to-do family, Esser studied art from an early age just like any girl from a good family. Encouraged by her parents, she studied art at the Yekaterinburg College of Art in the Russian Urals, a place known for its scenic beauty. While attending college, where she earned her first art degree, she met and later married fellow artist Alex Pauker. After graduating, she and Alex began a new life in Israel where they live in an artists’ village in Haifa. Always in search of new inspiration for their work, they travel the world. On one of these earlier journeys, Esser discovered the beautiful scenery of Europe and there she enrolled in a student exchange program. She remained there for several years until she earned her second art degree. During her studies she also gained experience working as an illustrator and a creative consultant at a publishing house. Esser says of her work, “The colorfulness of the countryside, the flowers that never stop blooming, and the sunshine all influence my paintings and the colors I decide to use.” Within her work that she creates only with a palette knife, one can detect the influence of Cézanne, himself a palette knife artist, particularly from his later body of work painted in the South of France with its controlled subtle surfaces and increasing use of primary colors, their division and related tones. Esser’s use of color and color tone is a dominant sensation and means of expression in her work, where color temperature corresponds to a mood of both the physical world and the painting. Working with her palette knife, Esser mixes her colors before she puts them on the canvas. And, depending on the light she is capturing in an individual painting will use oil or acrylic. Using old techniques, her works are nevertheless a symphony of contemporary colors. The moment she starts work on a painting she is lost in its substance. She says, “It doesn’t matter what’s going on around m

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Sveta Esser - Contemporary - Mandela

      Contemporary - Mandela

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  • Marc Lipp  (+)

    Biography : Marc Lipp, born 1962 in North Babylon, New York was always drawn to art from a young age. He started experimenting with drawing and painting and learned how to do airbrushing to make extra money as a teenager. He furthered his art education when he attended college at the Pratt Institute of Art & Design in Brooklyn, NY. Learning all forms of art during his studies, he was still drawn to his roots as an airbrush artist. He started working at street events and then moved up to the Jersey Shore and Wildwood, NJ. He learned how to do custom artwork and graphics on Bikes, Choppers, Autos, and then moved into large scale Murals. In 2004, Marc decided to trade in the bright lights of New York for the sunny life of South Florida to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. Combining his love of art and creative skills, he has created a series of Painted and lacquered Bronze Dog Sculptures. His newest venture is creating mixed media graffiti paintings on canvas. This fun combination of classic art skills mixed with the street art of today is a unique blend of modern POP! Marc says, “ART, has always been the main element in my life and when I take on a project, my goal is to give the client a product that is what he wanted as if he was able to paint it himself.” See the exclusive Blue Gallery collection of Painted Bronze Dogs and Mixed Media Paintings on Canvas by Marc Lipp at www.bluefineart.com

    Artist's Objects:

    • Marc  Lipp - Captivating Marilyn

      Captivating Marilyn

    • Marc  Lipp - Chanel Love

      Chanel Love

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  • David Schluss  (+)

    Biography : David Schluss, born in 1943, began studying art at an early age. He was fascinated by form and texture even as a child and as a young boy was eager to paint. He attended school in the ancient city of Jaffa, the historical seaport in central Israel. It was there that the mystical walls of the city and the austere religion of the historic churches, temples and monasteries captivated him. It was during these early years in Israel that Schluss sensed his overwhelming desire to paint. Unable to afford the necessary painting materials as a young artist, Schluss began sketching with charcoal and cheap pencils. He gave his sketches away to anyone who showed interest in his work. His main objective was the development of his craft. During his early 20’s, Schluss and his family migrated to Montreal, Canada and in 1969 he enrolled in the renowned art school “Ecole des Beaux Arts.” Soon after, he began teaching private lessons to other students of the school. In 1971, he pursued his interests in art education at the University of Sir George Williams in Montreal where he earned his fine arts degree. Influence from great masters such as Chagall, Miro, and Botero inspired Schluss to create his own individualized style and technique of painting. He began experimenting by using different techniques. Once when working on a painting he created an area on the canvas which he did not like. As artists do, he grabbed a rag to wipe the area of its image and in the process made an accidental discovery. The image that he had created by using his hands and a rag was far more interesting than what he had created with his brush. It was this lucky accident that prompted Schluss to start painting with his hands. Since that fortuitous day, the Israeli-born artist has never looked back and continues to this day to paint his works by using no paintbrush or spatula. He explains, “I must feel and sense the canvas as it takes its personality from the oils and materials I u

    Exhibition :
    1971 Centrum Gallery, Amsterdam
    1972 Galerie Colbert, Montreal, Canada
    1975 Galerie Gallien, Nice, France
    1981 Galerie Matisse, Montreal
    1982 Heritage Gallery, Toronto
    1982 Delining Gallery, Chicago
    1983 Vaggo Gallery, Florida
    1985 Delining Gallery, Chicago
    1986 Daniel Gallery, Florida
    1989 De Lisle Gallery, Montreal
    1992 Galerie 35 Nice, France
    1993 Lawrence Gallery, California
    1993 Gesher Gallery, Tel-Aviv
    1994 Wentworth Galleries, USA
    1994 Rotkopf Gallery, Tel-Aviv
    1995 Wentworth Galleries, USA
    1995 Butterfly Gallery, Australia
    1996 Rotkopf Gallery, Tel-Aviv
    1996 Art Beapue, Hong Kong
    1997 Wentworth Galleries, USA
    1997 Palm Beach Art Expo, Palm Beach, FL
    1997 Smart Gallery, Tel-Aviv
    1997 Frame of Mind, Toronto, Ontario
    1998 Art Expo New York
    1998 Image 98, Amsterdam
    1998 Wentworth Galleries, USA
    1998 Art Expo, Los Angeles, CA
    1998 Smart Gallery, Tel Aviv
    1999 Art Expo New York
    1999 Wentworth Galleries, USA
    1999 Smart Gallery, Tel Aviv
    1999 ParkWest Galleries, Detroit, MI
    1999 Frame of Mind, Toronto, Ontario
    1999 North Shore Gallery, Northbrook, IL
    1999 Art 21, Las Vegas, NV
    1999 Frame One, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
    2000 Art Expo New York
    2000 Wentworth Galleries, USA
    2000 ABC, Atlanta, GA
    2000 Art Expo, San Francisco, CA
    2000 Art 21, Las Vegas, NV
    2000 Cagnes Sur Mer Museum, FRANCE
    2001 Art Expo New York
    2001 Wentworth Galleries, USA
    2001 International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
    2001 ABC/Décor Expo, Atlanta, GA
    2001 Art Expo, San Francisco, CA
    2002 Art Miami, Florida
    2002 Décor Expo, Orlando, FL
    2002 Art Expo New York
    2002 International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
    2002 Art Atlanta, GA
    2002 Wentworth Galleries, USA
    2003 Art Miami, FL
    2003 Ambiente, Germany
    2003 Art Expo New York
    2003 Wentworth Galleries, USA
    2003 International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
    2003 Décor Expo, Atlanta
    2004 Coral Springs Art Museum, FL
    2004 Art Expo New York
    2004 Wentworth Galleries, USA
    2004 Palm Springs Expo, CA
    2004 Art Philadelphia, PA
    2004 Israeli Bonds Show, Washington D.C.
    2004 Ar

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  • Murray Weinstein  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • Murray Weinstein - Color Fields

      Color Fields

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Other Artists represented by the Gallery:


Brisk Life - Iris Eshet Cohen

Iris Eshet Cohen

Brisk Life

Heavy Texture Acrylic on Canvas

Chanel Love - Marc  Lipp

Marc Lipp

Chanel Love

French Bulldog Painted Bronze Sculpture

Painted Bronze Bulldog Sculpture

Contemporary - Mandela -  Sveta Esser

Sveta Esser

Contemporary - Mandela

36x36 Pallete knife Acrylic on Canvas

A Day At The Pool  -  Natan Elkanovich

Natan Elkanovich

A Day At The Pool

47.25x63" Original Mixed Media on Canvas

Color Fields  - Murray Weinstein

Murray Weinstein

Color Fields

Acrylic on Canvas Box 42x27.5x2.75"

Captivating Marilyn - Marc  Lipp

Marc Lipp

Captivating Marilyn

48x48 Mixed Media on Metal