Gil Marco Shani (b. 1968, Israel) is a painter and conceptual artist whose work examines aesthetic boundaries and social rituals, and distilling the ways in which beauty and perfection are generally perceived. Shani’s large scale paintings show his minimal continuous white line running over solid painted background. Seemingly lacking physical expressivity, the content of his paintings presents complex issues such as sexuality, identity, politics and society. Shani’s large scale installations, in contrast, are minutely detailed, resonating sentimental environments and a sense of loneliness. Shani is the recipient of the 2008 Gottesdiener Prize. Solo exhibitions of paintings and installations have been shown in leading public institutions and private art spaces in Israel.
Related exhibition: Potent Wilderness
Further information: www.gilmarcoshani.com