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Thu, Jul 02


Yehuda ha-Levi St 48

Catching the light, An exhibition at Rothschild Fine Art.

The common theme in all my paintings is the attempt to catch the light or the experience of light. This exhibition shows paintings from different parts of the world, from sunny Israel to the city of lights, this is a rare opportunity to see a few of my recent works in the flesh. Don't miss it.

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Catching the light, An exhibition at Rothschild Fine Art.
Catching the light, An exhibition at Rothschild Fine Art.

Time & Location

Jul 02, 2020, 8:00 PM – Jul 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Yehuda ha-Levi St 48, Yehuda ha-Levi St 48, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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.


Rachamin was

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. 

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