Photograph of Artist LAVIH SERFATY
LAVIH SERFATY
kiryat ono, - Israel



Original Artworks (20)

Lavih Serfaty; Redhanna, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241    My creations are on folded aluminum. I creates a rigid grid that orchestrates the various components of the painting. The grid is not just a layout or an underlying design, it is an inherent part of the work, and in this series, it is actually present in ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Mixed Media, 2011
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Deep Blue, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241      In my aluminium paintings, I creates a rigid grid that orchestrates the various components of the painting. By regulates and dictates order. I decides where one component starts and where it ends. However, the grid has a more essential role in this work. aEURoeThe grid is not ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Mixed Media, 2011
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Ocean, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241     In my aluminum paintings, I creates a rigid grid that orchestrates the various components of the painting. By regulates and dictates order. I decides where one component starts and where it ends. However, the grid has a more essential role in this work. aEURoeThe grid is not ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2011
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Red, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241    My creations are on folded aluminium. I creates a rigid grid that orchestrates the various components of the painting. aEURoeThe grid is not just a layout or an underlying design, it is an inherent part of the work, and in this series, it is actually present in ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2011
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Yellow Chakra, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241  My creations are on folded aluminium. I creates a rigid grid that orchestrates the various components of the painting. aEURoeThe grid is not just a layout or an underlying design, it is an inherent part of the work, and in this series, it is actually present in ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2011
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Green Forest, 2011, Original Mixed Media, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241   In my aluminium paintings, I creates a rigid grid that orchestrates the various components of the painting. By regulates and dictates order. I decides where one component starts and where it ends. However, the grid has a more essential role in this work. aEURoeThe grid is not ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2011
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Ochre And Red, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241  acrylic painting on folded aluminum ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Blue Yellow Green, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 100 x 70 cm.
Lavih Serfaty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Blue Yellow Green, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241  blue and green composition painted on folded aluminum ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Blue Green COMPOSITION, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241   This two dimentional sculpture is made of aluminum nailed to a wooden frame. The colors change their intensity during the day according to the light direction. The work is a reflection of a paper first folded and then opened. ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Red And Yellow, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241  This two dimentional sculpture is made of aluminum nailed to a wooden frame. The colors change their intensity during the day according to the light direction. The work is a reflection of a paper first folded and then opened. ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Bluegreen, 2006, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241 This two dimentional sculpture is made of aluminum nailed to a wooden frame. the forms of the sculpture change with the light direction. The work is a reflection of a paper first folded and then opened. ...
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Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Yelloworange, 2006, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241 This two dimentional sculpture is made of aluminum nailed to a wooden frame. the forms of the sculpture change with the light direction. The work is a reflection of a paper first folded and then opened. ...
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Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Green, 2006, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241 This two dimentional sculpture is made of aluminum nailed to a wooden frame. the forms of the sculpture change with the light direction. The work is a reflection of a paper first folded and then opened. ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Red Chakra, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241 Red ChakraThis chakra forms our foundation. It represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. The Red chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence.This ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Orange Chakra, 2006, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241 The Orange Chakra, is related to the emotions and sexuality. It connects us to desire, sensation, and movement. The Orange Chakra brings us fluidity and grace, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change.This two dimentional sculpture is made of aluminum glued to a wooden frame. ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Blue Chakra, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241 Blue Chakra is related to communication and creativity. Here we experience the world symbolically through vibration and sound, oriented to self- expression.This two dimentional sculpture is made of aluminum nailed to a wooden frame. the forms of the sculpture change with the light direction. The work ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Yellow Chakra, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241 Yellow Chakra This chakra rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non- dominating power.This two dimentional sculpture is made of aluminum nailed to a wooden frame. the forms of the sculpture ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Red, 2004, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241 Red ChakraThe Red chakra is active in all humans. The red chakra gives us the ability to experience the basics. Such as wanting to survive, hunger, finding food, reproduction, physical instincts, taking care of our offspring.This two dimentional sculpture is made of aluminum nailed to ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2004
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Lavih Serfaty; Green, 2004, Original Sculpture Aluminum, 100 x 70 cm. Artwork description: 241 Green Chakra.This artwork is painting with green color that actived the green chakra in your body and help you to reach an emotionally understanding of yourself and of others. When the green chakra is active, you are able to feel love.This two dimentional sculpture is ...
Lavih Serfaty
Original Aluminum Sculpture, 2004
100 x 70 cm (39.4 x 27.6 inches)
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Artist Statement

Lavih Serfaty is a multicultural artist.
The works are on canvas, paper and aluminum. The painting are in acrilyc and water color.
The latest painting are painted on aluminum with acrylic color.

The use of bright and mono color is a result of a deep learning and understanding the power of the colors as it's affect people.
The color can change the atmosphere of the environment, can heal our soul.
The use of the right color in the right place can bring new and pure energy in our home.
"I use the theories of color therapy, "feng shui" and "chakra energy" in my painting.
The idea of making those painting is a result of long period of meditation and listening to music. Then I decided to paint with just one color according to state of mood I am, after I meditate.
The aluminum is folded before I put the color on. When the painting is hanging on the wall, the color change as the light is changing during the day, the shade accentuate the color and change them to deep, darker or lighter. It's fill the room with bright and clear energy. The colors I choose are from the Chakras colors, so every one who choose a painting can take the color he likes most".


Aquarelles
Lines have an important role in Serfaty’s aquarelles. They regulate the space, define its components, and at the same time differentiate among them. The lines also accumulate into topographical textures that vary in their density and direction according to the depicted area. Thus earth is usually characterized by a highly dense rhythm, while the sky, comprising spaced lines, is perceived as a fresh, spiritual environment. In addition, the morphological rhythm of the lines conveys a feeling of movement that seems to be inherent to Nature itself. The rocks, dunes, sky, and earth are not static, displaying a constant process of formation and development. Therefore, even in the absence of a stated narrative, the aquarelles present a dramatic occurrence anchored in the realm of Nature.


“…Most of my pictures were painted in the 70’s, when I had the opportunity of visiting the Sinai Desert innumerous times. I was deeply influenced by the movement of light, as it fell over the dunes, rocks, villages and some isolated houses, changing their colors gradually. It reminded me of the views of Morocco, where houses are painted white, with blue and turquoise windows, creating and impressive contrast with the reddish soil background. As the bright, glaring light was changing throughout the day, it reshaped the shadows and emphasized the contrasted colors of Nature…”.

Soil, Land, Territory. In a country where these words are a source of recurring conflicts, landscapes usually become dreamed places, sanctuaries actually. Painted on the borders of Israel, Serfaty’s aquarelles depict the richness of colors under a Mediterranean sun. Indeed, a painful, silent testimony echoes in the red, blazing rocks of Edom Mountains or in the scattered houses in Village on the rocks.

“…Borders are human inventions that artificially split the Nature’s flow. Standing on one side of the border, I could feel the magic, healing intangibility of Nature on the other side. Landscapes became accessible to my eyes and imagination in their entirety. When I painted the villages of Lebanon and the West Bank, I could encompass both sides and reconcile between them…”.

The wish for reconciliation is also apparent in other aspects of Serfaty’s creations. In his aquarelles sky and earth fuse gently and villages progressively emerge from earth. The human presence does not interfere with Nature’s forces, but adapts and adopts its immense rhythm, becoming an integral part of it. Serfaty’s use of aquarelle colors deeply emphasizes this process of integration. The transparent colors spread out the contours and bind opposite components of the painting.
The white background on which transparent colors are laid, functions as an inner source of light, that illuminates the whole painting from within.

The atmosphere in Serfaty’s late acrylic paintings is of yet another type. He intensively populates the space of the paintings with a large number of diverse shapes, creating intricate urban landscapes, playing with the illusion of spaciousness. Here is the tamed Nature contributing its amazing colors and brightness to the urban maze. In the case of Serfaty’s acrylic paintings, the pattern revealed is a joyful and intense one, full of strong, saturated colors.

We could point out other characteristics of his acrylic works as well. While his aquarelles constantly locate human action as part of Nature’s eternal mechanisms, his acrylic paintings decisively emphasize human order, presenting it as an alternative nature. The geometrical pattern of the houses, that in the aquarelles was hidden among rocks, hills, dunes and sky, now dictates the rhythm and the whole configuration of the paintings.

Light decidedly fulfills a major role in Serfaty’s paintings. Yet, while in his aquarelles the light seemed to be diffusing from within the painting, here the white color is thoroughly emphasized. As a result, it seems that the light comes from outside the painting, being absorbed in its radiant hues, enliven and softening them.

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