Natan et le mur, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 89,2 x 116,5 cm
Natan et le mur

Natan à l'envers, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 24,5 x 24,3cm
Natan à l'envers

Liel regardant à l'extérieur, 2017

  • oil on canvas
  • 103,2 x 99,7cm
Liel regardant à l'extérieur

Liel au sol en pyjama à rayures, 2015

  • oil on canvas
  • 41,5 x 70 cm
Liel au sol en pyjama à rayures

Gilet rouge, 2003

  • oil on canvas
  • 16,5 x 29 cm
Gilet rouge

un melon coupé et une demie pastèque, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 19,5 x 38 cm
un melon coupé et une demie pastèque

Les poireaux et le chou vert vu de dos, 2014

  • oil on canvas
  • 200,5 x 220,5 cm
Les poireaux et le chou vert vu de dos

Natan vu de dos, 2013

  • oil on canvas
  • 73 x 64,5 cm
Natan vu de dos

Aure en rouge, 2014

  • oil on canvas
  • 220 x 210 cm
Aure en rouge

Natan et Sarah, 2014

  • oil on canvas
  • 150 x 172 cm
Natan et Sarah

Été, 2011

  • oil on canvas
  • 212 x 290 cm
Été

Sarah, lumière en face, 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 29,5 x 27 cm
Sarah, lumière en face

Daniel Enkaoua

 

In the practice of looking we not only identify but also effect a powerful transformation on the basis of our experiences. The state of transience is the leitmotif in the painting of Daniel Enkaoua (1962), which focuses on our fluid condition as individuals today driven by a society lacking in fundamental values. A difficult artist to classify, the message implicit in his work is also difficult to take in at first glance. For that reason it demands an unhurried and attentive gaze, analytical and profound, to get to the bottom of the challenging stories the pictures tell us: stories which have no predetermined end, but are open to what we as viewers identify. Enkaoua immerses the receiver in a world of constantly shifting reality, in a time and space in continual mutation. The artist’s struggle against stable immutable reality gives all the power to absence, to nothing, in his identification with the fleeting ephemeral perception.

His work is characterised by the representation of enigmatic personages, anonymous figures placed in front of the viewer. These are solitary beings, decontextualised from their habitual environments, inserted in settings that are unfamiliar and ambiguous, and the viewer, in discovering them, feels disconcerted and disturbed. All of these scenes are bathed in mystery, and at times they can be melancholic and sad, as if the solitude and isolation of the protagonist were passed on to the receiver. What the artist seeks to do is get closer to the human condition, to the fears, dreads, uncertainties and instabilities of the human being left to the mercies of an uncertain future. As a result, his personages are universal, in the sense that we all identify in one way or another with these men and women who convey to us their most vital inner concerns. They are unknown, but at the same time familiar, embodying as they do the misfortunes to which we are all subject.

He has opted for a painting of atmosphere and mood that plays subtly with transparencies: finely insinuated bodies and faces timidly take shape and gradually gain in intensity, clarity and evidentness. Another recurring theme in his work is the still life, motifs he also treats in a radical fashion, as if they were apparitions.

In some of his recent landscapes, Daniel Enkaoua treats mountain-body mutations almost like rock formations that conjure up landscapes of peaks and ranges. A world that appears and disappears, comes and goes, reveals and veils itself continually. Presence and absence are two sides of the same vital coin, the duality that is born and dies with each of us and to which we are subject our whole life long. In this, Daniel Enkaoua’s paintings are like mirrors, in which we can see ourselves reflected and in which, irremediably, we encounter these two polar opposites, which coexist within us and with which we engage in endless battles and duels.

A unique language brimming with inhabited silences, with remembered reveries, with experiences lived in the imagination. (source: Conxita Oliver)

 

Curriculum Vitae 

born in 1962 in Meaux, France

In 1982:settled in Jerusalem, Israel.

Since 2004 he has lived and worked in Barcelona, Spain.

 

Solo exhibittions:

2016: Human Mountain, Montserrat Museum.

2015: Facing Spaces and Landscapes, Saarländisches Künstlerhaus, Saarbrüken, Germany. Daniel Enkaoua, Peintures, De Queeste Art, Abele, Belgium. Daniel Enkaoua, Esther Verhaeghe Art Concept in Hangar H18 Open Space, Brussels, Belgium. Daniel Enkaoua, From an Other’s Perspective, Litvak Contemporary, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2014: Daniel Enkaoua, drawings, De Queeste Art, Abele, Belgium. Daniel Enkaoua, From an Other’s Perspective, Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair, Litvak Contemporary, Tel Aviv, Israel. Daniel Enkaoua, Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Albrecht, Karlsruhe, Germany.

2013: Daniel Enkaoua, Esther Verhaeghe Art Concepts, Brussels, Belgium.

2012: Croire-créer, Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona, Spain.

2011: Galerie Albrecht, Berlin, Germany.

2010: Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2009: New Paintings, Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK.

2008: Neue Bilder, Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany.

2007: New Paintings, Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK.

2006: Malerei, Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany.

2005: Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2003/4: Portrait Landscapes and Still Lifes, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA.

1998: Golconda Fine Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1996: Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK.

 

Group Exhibitions

2017: RESILIENCE, Esther Verhaeghe Art Concept, H18 Open Space, Brussels, Belgium. Horizon, Litvak Contemporary, Tel Aviv, Israel. Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Koch, Karlsruhe, Germany. Corner at Sophienlholm Museum, Lyngby, Denmark.

2016: Art Cologne, Galerie Koch, Cologne, Germany. Fresh Paint, Litvak Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany. ”Blau” Von Farbrichen Akzenten zur Monochromie II, Galerie Koch, Galerie Koch, Hannover, Germany. Art Boca Raton, Litvak Contemporary, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

2015: Corner 2015, Sophienholm Museum, Lyngby, Denmark. 2015 Art Cologne, Galerie Koch, Cologne, Germany. Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Koch, Karlsruhe, Germany. 60 Jahre Galerie Koch, Galerie Koch, Hannover, Germany. Art Palm Beach, Litvak contemporary, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Corner 2015, Sophienholm Museum, Lyngby, Denmark.

2014: Kunst Zürich, Galerie Albrecht, Zurich, Switzerland. Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Koch, Karlsruhe, Germany. RED, from colour accents towards monochrome, Galerie Koch, Hannover, Germany. Miami Art and Design MA+D Art Fair, Miami, USA. American International Fine Art Fair AIFAF, Whitley collection, Florida, USA. Corner 2014, Sophienholm Museum, Lyngby, Denmark.

2013: Travessa d’instants, Museo Can Framis, Barcelona, Spain. Corner 2013, Sophienholm Museum, Lyngby, Denmark. The solo project, Galerie Albrecht, Basel, Switzerland. El Sur, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin, Germany. Kunst Zürich, Galerie Albrecht, Zürich, Switzerland.

2012: Travessa d’instants, Museo Can Framis, Barcelona, Spain. Portrait/Selfportrait, De Queeste Art, Abele, Belgium. Mokum 50 jaar, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 20 Jaar Beklijvende Kunst, De Queeste Art, Abele, Belgium. Art Brussels, Marlborough Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium. Art Paris Art Fair, Galerie Albrecht, Paris, France. Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Albrecht, Karlsruhe, Germany. TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Zomertentoonstelling, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Kunst Zürich, Galerie Albrecht, Zürich, Switzerland. Les ombres errantes, interdisciplinary project with the pianist Moisès Fernández Via, Teatre Principal, Sabadell, Spain. Realism 2012, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Corner 2012, Sophienholm Museum, Lyngby, Denmark.

2011: My home is my Castel, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin, Germany. Corner 2011, Sophienholm Museum, Lyngby, Denmark. Wintertentoonstelling, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Honoring 100 Years of Teddy Kollek, Dwek Gallery Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel. Art Antique Utrecht, Galerie Mokum, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Pan Amsterdam, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Kunst Zürich, Galerie Albrecht, Zürich, Switzerland.

2010: Accrochage, Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK. Wintertentoonstelling, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Pan Amsterdam, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Art Brussels, Marlborough Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium. Art Antique Utrecht, Galerie Mokum, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Premi de pintura, Fundació Vila Casas, Barcelona, Spain. BP Portrait Award 2010, National Portrait Gallery, London; Usher Gallery, Lincoln; Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen; Aberystwyth Art Centre, Aberystwyth, UK. Istanbul Art Fair, Galerie Albrecht, Istambul, Turkey.

2009: Various Artists: Summer Exhibition 2009, Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK. Art Basel, Marlborough Fine Art, Basel, Switzerland. Zomertentoonstelling, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Pan Amsterdam, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Kunst Zürich, Galerie Albrecht, Zürich, Switzerland.

2008: Pan Amsterdam, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Israel and Art: 60 years in the eyes of Teddy Kollek, Ben Uri Gallery, Jewish Museum London, London, UK. TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Art Amsterdam, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Zomertentoonstelling, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2007: Various artists: Summer Exhibition 2007, Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK. Teddy Kollek, The Lion that Became Silent, Jerusalem Municipal Art Gallery, Jersusalem, Israel. Pan Amsterdam, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Tribute Exhibition for Teddy Kollek, Charim Gallery, Vienna, Austria. Realisme: Art Fair for Figurative and Realistic Art, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2005: The Beauty of Sanctity, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Pan Amsterdam, Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Various Artists: Summer Exhibition 2005, Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK.

2004: TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Arco Madrid, Galería Malborough, Madrid, Spain. Art Basel, Marlborough Fine Art, Basel, Switzerland. Prix International d’Art Contemporain, Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

2003: Art Basel, Marlborough Fine Art, Basel, Switzerland. TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands. 2002 Focus on Painting, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel. Portraits Exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. Art Basel, Marlborough Fine Art, Basel, Switzerland. TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

2001: Love at First Sight, The Vera, Silvia and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Localities.il – Israeli Art from the Collections, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Art Basel, Marlborough Fine Art, Basel, Switzerland. TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

2000: TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Elogio de lo visible, International Figuration Exhibition, Galería Malborough, Madrid; Centro Cultural Las Claras Fundación Caja Murcia, Murcia; Centro Cultural Casa del Cordon, Burgos; Cultural Rioja, Logrono, Spain.

1998: The Portrait – Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam, Israel. Stains – From the Israel Museum Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain Fiac, Marlborough Fine Art, Paris, France. TEFAF Maastricht, Marlborough Fine Art, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

1997: City-Scapes, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA.

1995: Mirror/Mirror, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

1994: Home Works, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel.

1993: Those at Home, Those in the Yard, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

1992: To Paint Visible, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

1991: Israel Now – An extensive Presentation, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.

1989: Avni Art Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel. Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel. Painting from Nature, Smilansky Cultural Center, Rehovot, Israel.

 

 

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