Jan Menses
Kaddish Series on the Holocaust - Shoah
Kaddish Series
Kaddish Prayer
Kaddish Paintings
Kaddish Drawings
 
Klippoth Series
Klippoth Series
Klippoth Early Works
Klippoth Later Works
 
Tikkun Series
Tikkun Series
Tikkun Paintings
 
Diabolica Series
Diabolica Series
Diabolica Etchings
Diabolica Paintings
 
Color Works Series
Color Works Series
Color Works Paintings
 
Works of Art by Series
Early Portraits
Early Drawings
Abstract Works
Lithography Series
Shvirat Hakelim Series
Surrealistic Inks Series
Doomed Children Series
The Stages of a Painting 1
The Stages of a Painting 2
 
Virtual Galleries
Portraits by Orly Yahalom
Holocaust Survivor Ima Nadia
Gallery Under Construction
 
Catalogue of Works
 

My works have dealt with death,
the eclipse of faith, the galut.
They are shaped by my childhood experiences,
real and imagined, in Nazi-occupied Europe,
influenced by and rooted in my principles
and standards of conduct as an Orthodox Jew
in the post-holocaust/pre-messianic era.
They are an attempt to translate these experiences
into visual contemporary forms
(imagery conflicts and reconciliations of conflict
in order to ascend from the personal/specific
to the universal/general).
They are a lament, an elegy, a denial and confirmation,
an expression of the attitude of the soul
in its debasement and dignity towards its Creator;
a striving towards serenity
in anticipation of the redemption;
a form of prayer.

- Avraham Jan Menses

 
 
 
 
 
 
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