Liliane Klapisch

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing paintings and drawings by Liliane Klapisch. 

Please call (917) 749-4577 or email us at info@beloosesky.com

 

Liliane Klapisch was born in 1933 in Cachan, France. Klapisch studied with the artist Leon Zack in France and at the Académie Ranson in Paris. She then lived in Morocco from 1958-1959 and immigrated to Israel in 1969. She lives and works in Jerusalem and Paris.

 

The painting of Liliane Klapisch evolved from abstract paintings of the 1950s in France, but also preserved an affinity to classical art and observation of nature. In order to shift from abstract to figurative painting she learned what she dubbed “the grammar of nature,” which she found in the landscapes of Poussin and in a connection to nature filtered through culture and geometry. Klapisch drew studies outdoors, and painted her canvases in the studio, with a limited and at times turbid scale of colors.

 

Klapisch’s paintings contain an inner tension between nature and intellect, between the organic and the conceptual, between interior and exterior. Choosing subjects connected with her surroundings—a cityscape, backyards, construction sites—she drew the viewer in by means of motifs that conduct the eye inwards, such as trees, parts of houses and strips of paint that took on the role of the window that appeared in many of her paintings. Her compositions tend towards symmetry and harmony, but the brushstrokes have an expressive momentum and reveal an emotional or sensual way of relating to the painted objects.

 

Her love for the unfinished form drew Klapisch to paint sites where construction was beginning, that were in a stage of disorder. She translated the rich dynamics projected by these construction sites into a personal painting that relates to the social reality of here and now. The scaffolds symbolized not the optimism of the construction but the fact of their being naked remnants set out in a geometry that is full of tension. The blue sky at the site became a compressed, polluted and unfriendly material. Through a favorite modernist subject Klapisch consolidated an atmosphere of violence, static and with no exit. The power of Klapisch’s painting derives from its simplicity and directness, and from the artist’s experience, which has developed in depth over the decades of her oeuvre.

 

 

Teaching

Adin Steizaltz Academy, Israel, painting and sculpture.

 

Awards and Prizes

1977 Erest Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Jerusalem

1983 Sandberg Prize, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1997 Mordecai Ish Shalom Prize

1998 Isracard Prize

2001 Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport,

 

Exhibitions

1966             Gallery La Roe, Paris

1970             Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

1972             Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

1974             Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

1975             Gallery Oxy, Geneva 

1975             Group exhibition, Jewish Museum (New York)

1976             One woman exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum

1977             Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1978             Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1978             Tel Aviv Museum

1978             Galerie Jacquester, Paris

1979             Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1979             Printers Gallery, Jerusalem

1980             Galerie Jacquester, Paris

1981             Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv

1982             Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

1983             FIAC, Paris (in collaboration with Galerie Jacquester)

1984             FIAC, Paris (in collaboration with Bineth Gallery) 

1985             "Drawings," Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem

1986             Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

1985             Tel Aviv Museum

1988             Galerie Jacquester, Paris

1989             "Drawings," Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

1990             Kunstlerhaus, Edenkoben, Germany

1990             Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1991             "New Paintings," Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

1994             "Works on Paper," Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv

1996             Liliane Klapisch: Paintings 1993-1996," Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

1997             Tel Aviv Museum

1998             "Liliane Klapisch: Route no. 4," Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv (cat. Rodi Bineth)

2003             Retrospective Tel Aviv Museum