leo ray

藝術家是頭銜,而不是「職業」。畫家可以投入繪畫,雕塑家可以從事雕刻,詩人也可以創作詩詞,但這些都不見得是藝術。

 

藝術元素是用奧妙的方式滲透進創作當中,因此創作者就成為了「藝術家」。藝術富有靈性高度和深度,將創作轉化成令人感動和難忘的作品。

 

我是個畫家,而繪畫就是我選擇的創作方式。當然,若是有知識涵養的人稱我為藝術家的話,我會感到欣慰。

ABOUT LEO RAY

里奧‧瑞是以色列籍的畫家、插畫家、平面藝術家和字形藝術家。他在西元1950年出生於立陶宛的維爾紐斯,從小就對藝術耳濡目染。從中學開始專研藝術範疇,並且在Vilnius University畢業後,繼續於紐爾紐斯藝術學院深造。他於1991年移民至以色列並且在特拉維夫定居,持續創作之餘,他也在 CAN New Artists’ Collegium和BASIS藝術學校從事教學工作。

 

里奧已經在以色列與立陶宛辦了25場個展。另外,他也參與在世界各地的展覽,包括歐洲 (法國、德國、奧地利、瑞典)和日本與美國,並且贏得各地的藝術大賞,包括: Jury prize of the Lithuanian Triennial of Medal Art (1987) 、Buchman-Heyman Foundation prize for painting (1998)、Jury 1st prize at the Small Graphics Salon in Baia Mare, Romania (2000)。

他的作品靈感是來自於歷史事件、閱讀的文學著作和週遭的環境。他使用這些元素,創造出一幅幅令人印象深刻的圖像。里奧大多數的作品都沒有標題,因為顏色和形狀才是訴說故事的主宰。他的風格比較自由,不受侷限。他調和、混搭不同風格與元素,包括抽象、具象、字形、插畫和傳統油畫。畫作上的色彩匯集了多元的風格與視覺語言,讓整個觀賞體驗豐富且扣人心弦。

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 - OASIS, Tel Aviv, Israel. 

  • 2018 - LIGHTSHADE - אורצל, Gottesman Etching Center, Kabri. 

  • 2017 - Infinite Painting Fragmented, BASIS for Art and Culture, Herzliya, Israel. 

  • 2017 - COLLAGES, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv.

  • 2017 - INFINITE PAINTING , Saint Louis University MUSEUM of ART. >

  • 2016 - INFINITE PAINTING, Klaipėdos Parodų Rūmai, KKKC, Klaipėda, Lithuania. 

  • 2014 - PAINTING IS THE EXPRESSION OF LONGING, Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan.

  • 2013 - THIS AND THIS, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv. 

  • 2011 - THE BEGINNING OF THE INFINITE, Artists' House, Tel Aviv. 

  • 2010 - DRAWINGS, BASIS School of Sculpture, Beit Yannay, Israel. 

  • 2010 - AZURE, Artists' Residence, Herzliya.

  • 2010 - PAINTINGS, Sv. Jono Gatves Galerija, Vilnius. 

  • 2010 - SOMETIMES, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv. 

  • 2008 - PASSERS BY, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv. 

  • 2006 - RECENT WORKS, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel. 

  • 2006 - BASIS School of Sculpture, Beit Yannay, Israel. 

  • 2005 - WHITE LANDSCAPES, The Municipal Art Gallery, Ramat Hasharon. 

  • 2004 - The Veil Cultural Center, Kfar Shemaryahu, ISRAEL.

  • 2004 - PAINTINGS, The Municipal Art Gallery, Raanana.

  • 2002 - Qadima Contemporary, Israeli Art Gallery.

  • 2001 - BASIS School of Sculpture, Eyn Vered, Israel.

  • 2001 - Opal Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • 2000 - Opal Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • 2000 - THE GREEN HOUSE, of the Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • 1997 - Rosh Ha Nikra Gallery, Rosh Ha Nikra, Israel.

  • 1997 - Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • 1995 - DRAWINGS, LA Galerija, Vilnius, Lithuania.

  • 1995 - BIRDS, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • 1993 - PORTRAITS, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

  • 1990 - Ciurlionis Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania.

AWARDS

  • 2000 - The International Small Engraving Salon, Baia Mare, The Jury 1-st prize.

  • 1987 - The Lithuanian Triennial of Medal Art – The Jury Prize.

  • 1986 - The Baltic Triennial of Medal Art – The Jury Diploma.

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Ein Harod Museum, Israel.

  • The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel.

  • The Municipal Art Gallery, Raanana, Israel.

  • Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania.

  • Moscow Vuchetich Sculpture Funds, Russia.

  • Grafikens Hus, Mariefred, Sweden.

  • Baltchik City Gallery, Bulgaria.

  • Zagreb Museum of Arts, Croatia.

  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

  • Naisiai Medal Museum, Lithuania.

  • Telsiai City Museum, Lithuania.

  • Kaunas Museum of Literature, Lithuania.

  • Vilnius Museum of Arts, Lithuania.

  • Leo Ray's works are in private collections in Israel, USA, Germany, France, Finland, Japan, Lithuania, Switzerland and other countries..