Igael Tumarkin ‘Daring and Innovation in Prints 1971-2010’

    Event Details

    October 16, 2021 – November 30, 2021
    (this event is over)
    Gallery Har-El
    Elizabeth Bergner Street, 8, Jaffa 6801414 (in the yard behind the building)
    Jaffa Tel Aviv, Israel

    Event Info

    During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Igael Tumarkin (b.1933 died in September 2021) was a reserve soldier at the front – as a War photographer. His resulting photographs were in his opinion too ‘real’ and naturalistic to be published.
    Tumarkin had always used war elements in the production of his sculpture. So for him the fields of war were an endless studio, expressing his enthusiasm and loathing. The emblem of the Scorpion expresses this duality and it appears in many of his works.

    On his return to his studio, together with Jacob Harel, he transformed all the photos into separations for silkscreen prints. The work on these prints was so soon after his traumatic experiences that the colors he chose were psychedelic and fluorescent – as if on a ‘trip’.

    Tumarkin was close to the generals and top hierarchy of the war management, thus being a witness to their ego manipulations. These facts are evident in the canvases he produced, which included screen-printing and comments about war, including quotations from wars of the past.

    In his etching works, Tumarkin drew the techniques to new limits – in one single work he includes several different metals, bronze, copper, and lead, often folding and crushing the pieces and creating a puzzle of images in layers.

    This comprehensive exhibition presents works created together with the Har-El print workshop
    from 1971-2010


    Sunday – Thursday 11:00-18:00

    Friday/Saturday 11:00-14:00