Pushing the limits of realism

Zer’s trajectory as an artist is an inspiration for anyone trying to achieve recognition in the Israeli art scene.

By JANICE WEIZMAN
July 27, 2017 17:39
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Pushing the Limits 1. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 ‘The most important thing in life,” painter Maya Zer says, gazing out over the treetops on Rothschild Boulevard as she taps the ash off her cigarette, “is that it be interesting.”

Zer’s first solo exhibition since winning the Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art in 2010 is now showing at the Rothschild Gallery on 48 Yehuda Ha Levy in Tel Aviv. The show, which closes August 5, offers a fascinating look at what that might mean for an artist intent on creating visual expressions of her own psyche.

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