Artworks by Refael Salem

Rafael Salem was Born in 1985 in Israel. He graduated at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design – Art Department. Since graduating, Refael had several group exhibitions in art galleries such as Ana Cristea (NY), Dan gallery (Tel Aviv) and art fairs such as Munich Contempo and others. Refael’s paintings deal with the connection […]

Rafael Salem was Born in 1985 in Israel. He graduated at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design – Art Department. Since graduating, Refael had several group exhibitions in art galleries such as Ana Cristea (NY), Dan gallery (Tel Aviv) and art fairs such as Munich Contempo and others.
Refael’s paintings deal with the connection between the physical and emotional plains, poetical and intimate. Naïve, boyish figures faced with Mother Nature in situations that both emphasizes their beauty and implies on their vulnerability and fragileness. His work is influenced by poetry and literature, fairy tales and youth adventure tales.

Arthur, oil on canvas, 170x190 cm, 2010

Barnum, oil on canvas, 138x85 cm, 2013

Blue Birds, oil on canvas, 100x76 cm, 2012

Daydream, oil on canvas, 50x50 cm, 2012

Elsewhere, oil on canvas, 170x112 cm, 2013

I'm not here, oil on canvas, 30x40 cm, 2012

Keeping you (here) with me, oil on canvas, 62x44 cm, 2013

Swimming, oil on canvas, 170x130 cm, 2011

The boy with the bleeding heart, oil on canvas, 117x82 cm, 2012

The gatekeepers, oil on canvas, 137x85 cm, 2013

Two boys in the woods, oil on canvas, 65x92 cm, 2012

Untitled, oil on canvas, 30x40cm, 2012

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