Catching the light, An exhibition at Rothschild Fine Art.
Time & Location
About the Event
Rothschild Fine Art proudly presents Sam Rachamin’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.
Born in Jerusalem, Rachamin has been living in Paris for the past few years, where he has
been copying Old Masters paintings at the Louvre in a process of learning and assimilating
ancient painting techniques.
“Catching the Light” has a double meaning for the artist, as he attempts to capture the
external light emanating from the sun which is so different in Israel, France, and Italy – his
favorite painting locations. Engaging in painting “enlightens” the artist’s life, imbuing him
with internal spiritual light. He compares the importance of the light in his painting to the
ability to listen to music. As sounds and noises have no meaning without this attention,
painting is meaningless without light.
Some of the paintings engage in the activities of daily life, such as Teatime at the poolside, a
scene that took place during a workshop Rachamin taught in the south of France. The
contrast between the direct sunlight and the darkness of the swimming pool surrounded by
heart-stopping scenery caused him to stop everything to paint a premier coup and capture
the moment. He subsequently used the direct painting as the basis for a large painting of
the same scene; both are being shown.
Jocasta’s overdose is a modern version of Jocasta’s story, the mother in the Oedipus myth,
focused on her tragedy and questioning her decisions.
awarded several prizes in Europe and his paintings were sold to private collectors around the world.
Due to covid19 the guests are required to wear masks and maintain social distancing, the opening will be outside of the Rothschild Fine Art gallery, and will regulate the entrance to the gallery itself.