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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

Netta Laufer: Distant Lights
Into the Unknown: A Local Journey in Video Works, 1996-2022
Holds Everything Dear: Masterworks on Paper
Shalom Sebba: As a Matter of Fact