Exhibition from 25th October 2015 to 28th February 2016
A Film about the Artist and Composer
Ildefonso Aguilar, who lives and works in Lanzarote, is considered an
important representative of the ecology movement on the island. Aguilar
expresses his closeness to the island landscape in his paintings,
musical compositions and architectural works. His themes are the four
elements fire, water, air and earth. In addition to acrylic paint he
uses natural materials such as volcanic ash or sand.
Between 1963 and 1968, he studied art in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In
Arrecife, he taught painting and drawing for six years. Since his main
field of oil painting on canvas did not satisfy him personally, he
devoted himself increasingly to a lifelong passion, photography.
Over time he found his way back to painting: he had developed a new
technique in which he edited photos with sand, and created surfaces with
glue and grains, giving a new structure to his paintings. Soon he tried
it on wood, for example the wood that has been traditionally used for
shipbuilding, and in this way developed the first sand images which have
a unique expression due to their own characteristics and precision.
Through his five trips to Iceland, he is now inspired by the nature of
the largest volcanic island of the earth, which, despite its northern
location has much in common with his homeland, especially the geological
Today Ildefonso Aguilar is one of the few artists who uses the
sand-technique in paintings and photographs. By many layers of fine
sand, he gradually creates a landscape that reminds the viewer of
Lanzarote or Iceland.
Solo exhibitions (selection)
"Fragments of landscapes", Gallery Reitz, Cologne (D)
"Entre Islas" (between the islands), Gallery Argenta, Valencia (ES)
Isam Telhami from Palestine is a master of capturing mystical light scenes and hyper-real colors. His works have a strong intensity and are at the same time harmonious and silent. In this exhibition we show his landscapes and city scenes. Being an architect by profession, he has a good sense for lines and composition. His passion and talent to create atmospheres and unforgettable images makes him one of the best photographers in the Arabian field today.
The photographer Isam Telhami, was born in Isifya village in 1960. He is an architect by profession, a graduate of the WIZO College in Haifa, and has been working in professional photography in recent years.
Isam won a number of prizes and his photographs have been displayed in various places, in the book Arabpix, and in local exhibitions, e.g. International Photo magazine "Lightbox".
British photo magazine: NPhoto UK
"The 100 Arabian best world wide photographers". First Arabian photography book
Beit Hagefen Haifa. Jewish-Arab Culture Center, (G)