Skip to content
El Descanso, 2008

Matan Ben Cnaan: Paintings

El Descanso, 2008

The Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative - Realist Art, 2017

Matan Ben Cnaan (b. 1980) combines figurative language with classical and
contemporary concepts, maintaining boundary-crossing contexts even when
he deals with local light and landscape. Biblical themes are his trigger for charged situations with personal interpretation. Ben Cnaan places these myths in a banal reality, deconstructing them from their heroic representations. In 2015 Ben Cnaan won the National Gallery's BP Portrait Award for his painting Annabelle and Guy (2014).

Other exhibitions

Hey! Did you know that Art does not exist…
Aenne Biermann: Up Close and Personal
Miki Kratsman and Shabtai Pinchevsky: Anti-Mapping
David Ginton: The Name of the Painting