Shlomo Emanuel, an 8 th generation Israeli, lives in Tel-Aviv. Served many years as
a reserve IDF Battalion Commander (the IDF equivalent of an American Lieutenant Colonel).
Majored in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management. Well-versed in managing
factories and companies both in Israel and overseas. A high-tech entrepreneur, he has been
the owner and CEO of AtlasCT for many years.
Shlomo is a multidisciplinary artist and creator: a painter, a sculptor and a poet. Influenced
by the surreal and impressionist styles, his works are presented in a naïve manner. He
translates reality through himself and the complexity that resides in him.
The intimate revealing brings the viewer to partnership of dilemmas rising from the conflicts
with which a person deals, a fantastic journey to research the feeling of discomfort
stemming from a personal or collective sorrow, social hypocrisy and violence, and on the
opposite end – compassion and love.
The direct, Alla Prima paintings, made without sketches or preliminary techniques, are drawn in a verity of techniques on different materials including papier-mache. In the lyrical landscape paintings, Shlomo uses "Shpachtelism", a technique combining acrylic paint and Stuko to create a metallic texture, and even sculptures in bronze and other materials, to enhance the viewing experience.
He paints naively as he sees, and delivers nature as it is, in extreme colorfulness in an attempt to express the passing moment, the light and its influences on the subject with which he deals and its texture. He captures the movement of light in short, specific brush-strokes of pure, bright colors, often in a rough and thick texture and an abstract composition voided of order and sense, in a free, associative way that is not bounded by logic's boundaries, thus inviting the viewer to cross mental borders.
His objects are partly realistic. However, sometimes his figures are grotesque. The placement of objects and its relationship with the background and other elements in the frame are a-realistic. The figures resemble tribal idol. The outlines of their bodies are often geometric.
His figures possess a theatrical quality and he directs them vigorously.
His models are stationed in unnatural, distorted positions, a grotesque-amusing-symbolic display.
The figures are likened to different characters of humans, aliens and hybrid creatures placed on an animalic body.
The figures in Shlomo's sculptures are often inspired by his own drawings, some even match perfectly to a specific painting.
Towards the end of the year, the artist Shlomo Emanuel will travel to New-York along with a collection of his works in both drawing and sculpting.
The artist Shlomo Emanuel, a busy, vigorous man, is highly motivated to continue painting, sculpting and creating. His ambition is a bridge in a cold, industrial world seeking a touch of something tangible, passionate and warm.