a Visual artist born and living in Nazareth city. basically A self-taught artist, although studied fine arts in Nazareth art college for one year. his work explores the intersection between objective nature and humanity as a collective term for the human race, encompassing our diverse cultures, societies and peoples, and united by our capacity for rational thought, creativity and empathy. His first solo exhibition was exhibited in 2011 in Nazareth cultural center. Since then he has participated in other exhibitions jointly with independent artists and foundations. Elias is the founder, curator of NazArt gallery and Elias A. art studio.
BELIEVE & CREATE
IMPRESSIONS / an absoluteness within our impressions
Starting his own career as an independent artist in 2007, inspired by nature and humanity in their abstract state, far from all that is acquired, intent to explore the intersection between objective nature and humanity as a collective term for the human race, encompassing our diverse cultures, societies and peoples, and united by our capacity for rational thought, creativity and empathy, searching for his own unique language in art, he started his first art series of charcoal drawings ” PALETTES FROM MEMORY ” the theme displays a charcoal on paper Palettes which had taken and inspired from social life, still life and figures from Nazareth city.
the series which held a charcoal urban view of Nazareth city and was exhibited in Nazareth cultural center. Later it evolved the “IMPRESSIONS FROM NAZARETH” theme, in which the artist showcases the rich Nazarene culture by three themes, Cultural heritage of urban view & still life paintings & drawings / Present urban view & landscape / Social heritage drawings.
After this he had an expertise with landscapes paintings using oil colors 2010-2015, “IMPRESSIONS NATURE “ and “FIGURES“ drawings with pastels and charcoal ending creating an abstract series in 2015-2016.
Finally, using mixed techniques as combination between charcoal and oils, acrylics & pastels he had found a way he could express his own thoughts, feelings and realizations through Figurative art series that demonstrate humanity and nature as an abstract case – “ABSOLUTE CASE ” theme.
Elias A. works mainly concern the combination of humanity and nature as an abstract concept with an emphasis on interpersonal conflict and emotions that touch us to life itself
His work explores the intersection between objective nature and humanity as a collective term for the human race, encompassing our diverse cultures, societies and peoples, and united by our capacity for rational thought, creativity and empathy. He is inspired by nature and humanity in their abstract state, far from all that is acquired. He is fascinated by the beauty of the world. The nature, its complexities, and its impact on the individual, and does the individual have the ability to bring about changes in his life
His inspiration he gained from the pureness of nature, humanity and Jesus Christ realizations. His work is a reflection of the deep relationship that he feels with the nature of existence, in addition to the concept of humanity, including the call to work to restore what is first. Revived painter, musician, poet and explorer. Passionate child in every soul. nature and humanity are the holy temples that motivated him during painting his paintings. By searching to understand the pure intent of the creator in his creatures he had started studying impressions that we receive by viewing the creatures trying to reach and may show the hidden passionate meaning of them. It’s the passionate meaning that unites all beings in one living life, the Meaning of existence in every creature, assets and act. His passion is for impressionism & figurative art, he uses all kinds of methods, oil on canvas, charcoal and pencil, pastels on canvas/paper, acrylic. He also had a collection of contemporary paintings spread in fate bene fratilli convents and hospitals. when he had blessed with his new baby boy he had an experience in the field of fascinating wall paintings for children. his MURALS is hand painted which may give the painting a life sense.
creative process & Aesthetic Choices
He approaches each project impartially in the use of materials through which he can communicate the subject and express the idea in the clearest way by showing line or color to add a sense of curiosity and passion to extract and clarify it for himself and others, allowing the work to evolve organically over time. Through my art, he seek to convey a sense of wonder and awe in the natural world while also highlighting the need to reconstruct the individual.
His creative process involves experimentation with a range of media, including oil painting, drawing with charcoal, pencil and pastel, sometimes in the same painting, as well as digital designs, photography and sometimes sculpture.
Elias AKLEH Atelier
In 2016, Elias Akleh inaugurated the first studio in the center of Nazareth in the House of Friendship in the Mary’s well area. The building was an area of 50 square meters, divided into a studio and a showroom for work. On his own experience and his method of building paintings, the education included teaching several methods in a systematic and practical way, and during the first year he was able to organize the first group exhibition that included 30 artists, and this was the beginning of the exhibitions of the gallery. My father now organizes annual art exhibitions in a scholastic and professional manner with an initial philosophical character. In 2017, the studio moved to the Old City, next to the Church of the Annunciation in an ancient Nazareth building, to move to the stage of artistic and cultural programs to establish artistic projects of an artistic, civilized nature, in addition to establishing projects of a social nature, such as establishing artistic tourism in the city of Nazareth. Local exhibitions, organizing international exhibitions, building six drawings for children with visual impairments, holding exhibitions in old buildings in the Old City, reviving artistic programs.
BELIEF AND CREATIVITY through giving and love which considered the guidelines of life, that’s why he give some of my art’s for free, and that’s why he had started NAZART MOVEMENT which meant to enrichment and empower his by creating art not for a profit cause, by donating money from his art’s income for ngo’s.
His work is a reflection of the deep relationship that he feels with the nature of existence, in addition to the concept of humanity, including the call to work to restore what is first. Revived painter, musician, poet and explorer. Passionate child in every soul.
The themes the artist is working on come through his interest in connecting his impressions about humanity and nature through contemplation combining subjective studies for trying to realize the absolute truth behind “why is there anything rather than nothing”.
to realize the impressions they leave and give to figure that everything is connected together within the same first starting
meaning and further purpose. one family to realize the uniqueness of variation..
My artistic practice regularly engages with the following themes or issues
- Culture, and Activism
- Body Image and Self Esteem
- Conflict and Adversity
- Cultural Diversity
- Environmentalism, Sustainability, and Climate Issues
- Freedom and Social Change
- Health and Wellness
- Historical Subjects
- Heroes and Leaders
- Immigration and Migration
- Indigenous identity, culture, and activism
- Politics and Activism
- Refugee Advocacy
- Spirituality and Meditation
- Women’s Issues
Ultimately, his goal as an artist is to create work that is both aesthetically pleasing and thought-provoking. he believe art has the power to make a meaningful difference in the world and I am committed to using my creative voice to make a positive impact.
• Manage more than ten success art project
• Curatorship 3 group exhibitions which bother three basic themes: Palestinian Impressions (3) / (2) / (1) • impressions from Nazareth • Humanity
• Publish tow series of sketchbooks & business visionaries notebooks and handbooks, 3 Books, art series books.
- mediums: basically oil & charcoal combined with pencil, but he had also art works with pastels acrylic, glass, mixed media, inter active generative designs, photography, few sculptures with stone, bronze and wood.
- Art series: Pallets from memory • Impression • Absolute case • Nature & light • Impressions from Nazareth • Vista • nirvana • refugee • No title • Mission accomplished
- impressionism, tonalism, realism, abstract expressionism, contemporary.
• Bibliography •
2011 Magazine cover • Arab students association 2010 Calendar cover • Nazareth Art College 2010 • Misgeret Magazine
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