Avi Albers Ben Chamo
 “Touch

As much as painters knows the feeling of the canvas surface, the viewers who uses their eyes to enjoy a piece of art, hardly knows how touching a white canvas feels. In this work the artist invites you to touch the canvas with your hands, to touch, to feel.

Blank Canvas on a wall 2024

San Rocco Museum of contemporary art Trapani, Sicily


 



 “Trust” 
cracks, politics, democracy

 Kunst Kreuzberg gallery, Berlin


Broken Glass with a frame 2024

Broken Glass in a wooden frame 2024




warmth “Alzheimer”
won first prize at Kunst Kreuzberg e.V

Thank you Kunst Kreuzberg e.V for bringing attention to Alzheimers condition.


 

Broken Glass on a plattenspieler 2024



 Kavanism

 


Fundbüro 2023, Berlin 



Maroquinerie 

Solo exhibition Gallery Stanton Israel (2022)

In the 1950s, my grandfather immigrated to Israel from Morocco with his wife and four children. He packed a limited number of items for the trip and did not forget to take his knife with him. This should be known, grandfather was a leather goods artisan in Morocco, Maroquinerie, a profession continuing the age-old culture of designing bags and leather goods. When they arrived in Israel, the knife he loved so much took on a completely different meaning.

In the 1960s, my grandmother, my grandfather, and their family moved to the lower city of Haifa. Grandpa worked in the port of Haifa as a painter, and one day, while painting a ship, Grandpa fell from the scaffolding and hurt his back. His two friends, who carried him home, begged him to inform the port authorities for support and compensation on their part, but Grandfather only asked that he be left with his family, so that they would take care of him.

I know this story from my childhood but in my imagination, grandfather never fell on his back, but grew wings just before the fall and landed on his two feet. This event, of course, had a profound effect on the family, who once again moved their residence, this time to Tel Aviv. Grandfather returned to his favorite knife and worked as a leather bag craftsman until his retirement, with the magnificent family he founded in Israel by his side.

At Maroquinerie I would like to investigate and ask universal questions about people who are cut off from their past and arrive in a foreign place - about the hope, the alienation, the fear, the cut off from the past, the ability to build a new life by killing your old shadows of identity.  

The exhibition took place in the Stanton neighborhood in Haifa Israel where my grandfather used to work and live. 

Maroquinerie - 


 

Maroquinerie Departure 50x40 Cm oil on canvas

Departure 2022 oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm



Maroquinerie Arrival 50x40 Cm Oil on Canvas

 Arrival 2022 oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm

Maroquinerie - The fall from Morocco 50x40 Oil on Canvas

 The fall from Morocco 2022 oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm



early works

 


Broken Glass with a frame 2024

 The Half Selfie (self portrait) 2022 oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm *not available



Maroquinerie - The fall from Morocco 50x40 Oil on Canvas

 Good and Evil 2022 oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm *not avaliable 



Maroquinerie - The fall from Morocco 50x40 Oil on Canvas

 Sophie 2021 oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm