New Works, a solo show by Eyal Sasson, presentspaintings from the last Year in a technique of aquarelle pencils and acrylic medium on canvas.
Sasson’s paintings describe realistic landscapes, such as children play grounds; underground pass; air port; amusement park; fish pool, etc.
Nevertheless, the paintings do not expose or indicate any specific context of a concrete place or time, but build an atmosphere.
Through his unique technique of aquarelle pencils (especially silver ones), almost in a monochromatic colorfulness that range between the black and the gray, Sasson succeeds to create pictorial compositions that relate to dark and concealed cinematic images.
The dark and vague images, so to speak, seek to arouse a mysterious and unclear feeling, details and tones which willing to be exposed in late discovery process, accompanied with fear.
In Sasson’s earlier works he dealt intensity with images of tangled and wild virgin forests, in which the influence of the digital print techniques was prominent, while in his current works an influence of the 19th century photography upon glass panels can be seen.