By Dorota Kozinska

This is art for the soul and for the eye. And for those who love paint and canvas, this exhibition should satisfy in every sense.
Born in Athens in 1938, Chaki lived for many years in Tel Aviv, before emigrating to Montreal, Canada in 1962 where he lives and continues to paint.

Despite certain physical restrictions, he is extremely prolific, creating his colourful landscapes with undiminished vigour.

The undulating vistas that are born of Chaki's indomitable spirit and imagination are not a reflection of nature even if they seem perfectly plausible.

All the elements that compose scenery are there, but they are arranged by mood and energy, by the intensity of colour and the sweep of the brush.

They exist only on canvas and yet they provide the same visual contentment that a real landscape does. Perhaps more.
These are paintings driven by emotion, and that energy permeates all of Chaki's works, spilling out of the frames and onto the viewer in cascades of colour and form.

His most recent pieces are as expressive as they can be - Chaki is particularly fond of German Expressionism, and his dramatic compositions are marked by the same exuberance of colour and gesture.

Great rolling hills disappearing into the horizon, majestic trees and a patchwork of land, all dancing and bursting with energy as if still riding on the momentum of birth, of creation.

These imaginary landscapes are impossibly seductive, permeated with sensuality, ebullient, enticing...

Yehouda Chaki
Galerie de Bellefeuille
1367 Greene Avenue
From June 23 to July 5, 2016


Galerie de Bellefeuille(lien externe)

Sydney's River 1547, 2015
Oil on canvas
96.5 x 152.4 c

Yellow Mountain 1552, 2015
Oil on canvas
91.44 x 121.92 cm

Blue Line 0701, 2007
Oil on canvas
88.9 x 116.84 cm

Green Line 07132, 2007
Oil on canvas
121.92 x 152.4 cm

Heartland 0209, 2002
Oil on canvas
127 x 127 cm

To Olympia 1019, 2010
Oil on canvas
50.8 x 203.2 cm