Nirit Takele

Bio

Nirit Takele, born in Ethiopia in 1985, immigrated to Israel in 1991 in “Operation Solomon” an Israeli military operation that transported more than 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 36 hours. Although she grew up with very few memories of her childhood in Ethiopia, Nirit has been painting from a very young age practising her skills by studying the works of artists like Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Riviera and David Hockney. In 2015, Takele graduated with honours from Shenkar College, receiving The Talia Sidi Prize.

Nirit is a bold colourist, building up faceted figurative bodies through the application of near abstract flat forms. With a sharp understanding of the power adjacent colours impart upon one another, her figures pop from the canvas, with vivid dimensionality. She explores her cultural heritage in her works, illustrating the everyday life of the Israeli Ethiopian community and finding inspiration in old Ethiopian sagas and folk tales remembered from her youth.

Nirit presently works from her studio in Tel Aviv. Her works are included in prestigious public and private collections including the Israel Museum, START collection, and Shenkar College. She is the 2017 winner of the Sotheby’s ‘Under the Hammer’ prize and her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including a group exhibition at the Haifa Museum 2017, Fresh Paint Art Fair 9 2017 and The Negev Museum of Art 2016.

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Artwork Inquire

Nirit Takele, Beating the Israeli Soldier, 180x250 cm, oil on canvas, 2015

Nirit Takele, Mikveh, 180x90 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016 The Israel Museum Collection

Nirit Takele, Justice for Yosef Salamsa, 75x55 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016

Nirit Takele, Untitled, 80x80 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016

Nirit Takele, Tattoo, 80x60 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Nirit Takele, Father & son, 150x150 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Nirit Takele, Scale, 110x80 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Nirit Takele, Saturday after prayer, 150x150 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Nirit Takele, Untitled, 150x120 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Nirit Takele, Untitled, 120x90 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2017

Nirit Takele, Untitled, 80x80 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, A woman working in conversation, 80x60 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, A boy with a yellow Jerrycan, 100x100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, Mother with a child, 70x55 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, Taytu, 150x150 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, Beandly (together), 160x125 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, Looking towards Mount Israel, 100x100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, Preparing Wings, 80x60 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018 Tell Aviv museum Collection

Nirit Takele, Three views, 110.5x140 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, The invited guest, 165x210 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, Our donation blood, 165x210 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, To divide, 110x80.5 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, Be bound together, 110x80.5 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Nirit Takele, Women in red dress , 150x150 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2019

Nirit Takele, Big Man, 100x100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2020

Nirit Takele, Soldier 5328991, 110x80.5 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2019

Nirit Takele, Lean on Travel pillow, 60x50 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2020

Nirit Takele, Boy with Three stripes, 140x110 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2020

Nirit Takele, The space between us, 165x130 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2021

Contact

  • 33 Eilat St., Tel Aviv, Israel, 6684607
  • 03-566-6162
  • assistant@bravermangallery.com

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Tue – Thu

Friday

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