Roey Heifetz


Jerusalem, Israel
www.roeyheifetz.com
In his large-scale drawings, Roey Heifetz explores different techniques to create caricatures of fantasy. The male figures featured in his ink and graphite on paper drawings remind one of work by such 18th century illustrators as John Leech: known for his contributions to Charles Dickens’ Christmas novellas. Partly because the drawings are not accompanied by text, the result is much larger than that of graphic illustration. Through his imagination, the viewer creates a non-identified fictional scene supplying the missing text and completing the story.

Heifetz’ drawing style seeks intimacy by meticulously striving for detail. While published illustrations are often lithographs or copies of the original, Heifetz’ caricatures are originals exhibiting the nature of the incorporated materials. In contrast to the fine detail, the large-scale drawings possess an emotional echo that is enigmatic and indistinct. The white paper serving as the spatial background for his drawings highlights the detached place and identity of the surreal figures. As if suspended in space, the subjects appear to be preparing for movement or in actual movement. Streaming hair or blurred contours are just examples of the various instruments Heifetz employs to create these moments of eagerness and disruption.

place & year of birth
Jerusalem, Israel

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education
2007-current – M.F.A candidate, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel.

2001-2005 – B.F.A degree, Fine Art department, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel.

2003 – School of The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

solo exhibitions
2007
“How Many Muscles Do You Need to Stand Straight?” – Venta Gallery, the Interdisciplinary Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

group exhibitions
2008

“Flock” – collaboration between Bezalel Academy and the Glasgow School of Art. Bezalel
Academy Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

“Fresh Paint, the Young Israeli Art Fair” – Tel Aviv, Israel.

2006

Bezalel Academy Centennial Exhibition and Auction, New York City, NY, U.S.A.

“I Love You” – Barbour Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel.

Winners Exhibition – The 11th Da Dun Art Exhibition of Taichung City, Taiwan.

“Lets Talk about Immigration” – Club UNESCO for Arts and Letters, Achaia, Patra,
Greece.

bibliography
Bezalel final exhibitions critique, Time Out Tel Aviv, July 2005.

“Haoman 17: Roey Heifetz”, walla.co.il, June 2007.

awards
2005 – Award of Achievements, B.F.A studies, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel.

2006 – Award of Achievements in The 11th Da Dun Art Exhibition of Taichung City, Taiwan.