Shamah.

Based out of Jerusalem, the work of Shamah is in part a manifestation of the Jewish tradition and story, and in part an expression of contemporary artistic methods, mixed media of oil paint and collage, and sociopolitical critique. 

 

Some works on this site can be classified as "Judaica." Primarily, Shamah works with newly engaged couples to design custom made Ketubot and Calligraphies which represent their familial roots, aesthetic tastes, and the symbolism of ideals which they hope to exemplify in life and marriage. Additionally, one may commission a variety of personal pieces such as book plates, family trees, and book covers.

In the same vein, the series of collages, oil paintings, and their convergence in the form of mixed media, aims to answer grander questions of identity and history. These pieces waste no breath in immediately jumping to political questions, expressions of identity, and most importantly the attempt to combat the wave of technocracy with an exploration of our history. 

Shamah holds a degree in Art History and Jewish Studies, a Certificate in Cultural Heritage Preservation, and previous worked in historical archives, and was the head curator of the Karmazin Gallery in New Brunswick, NJ. Current curatorial projects include the management of the gallery of the Mitzpe HaMasuot in Jerusalem.

When not making art, Shamah is usually drinking Arak, listening to A-Wa, reading Amos Oz or Salman Rushdie, or spending time in the nature or museums of Israel. 

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