Yefim Shestik

Yefim Shestik

Location: Israel

Yefim Shestik- Israel.
Member of Israeli Painters@Sculptors association.
Member of Sefat Artist Community.live and works in North Israel.

BIOGRAPHY.

Yefim Shestik was born in the Ukraine in1954.
Member of israeli Painters& sculptors association.
Works and creates in Notherm Israel.
EDUCATION
At 1971 he graduates the high school with the diploma
At 1973 he has emigrated from Ukraine to Israel
From 1979 until 1981 he sdudied Graphics in
Haifa,were he graduated with a diplomma in Graphic Desing.
from 1982 until 1985 ,he studied Art History, Sculpture, Painting,Scetching,Drawings,Art Fotography,Printing
at the fine Arts School of Beer-Sheva graduated in 1985 with honors and he was qualified as a Senior Art
Instructor.In 1995, after completing teaching courses, he received an art teacher diploma.
From 2000 until 2005 studied architecture and earned a degree in Architecture Engineering.
From 2009 until Juni 2010 sdudied Graphics programs: Photoshop,Ilustrator,Indesine,Flash and Dreamwiver In Carmiel,were he graduated with diplomma in graphics and web design.

MY ART STATEMENT

I believe that an artist is a public persons,have to act in a responsible way.
By creating the art an artist has to make influence on people's consciousness.An artist should to attempt
to return universal values to their hearts.
These are my role and philosophy. In every object, I create,I am embodying my soul , my feelings ,my ideas
and my object become a life energy,which I believe should have a positive influence on people's soul and minds.
Every object can be turned into a masterpiece in a master's hands and contribute to human civilization,
if the art contains universal values.

MY ART

Most of my art works explore the relationship between world of human nature,feelings and my imagination.
Living in a modern dynamic world I am creating modern dynamic art.
Theme of my Art :
Love , Ballet dancing ,Peace and War, Birds , Jewish motives and other motives.
I create artworks mostly are in bronze sculpture and painting,
But sometimes I create also drawings and digital art.
The bronze sculptures I begin to create at 1987 and I personaly doing manualy all works including patina, except the bronze casting.
From very beginning of my exhibitiions I get very favorable responses from the public, who relished my work, and encouraged me to go on to other media
My works of art do not relying on style ,styles are for me just means to make my art alife,because of it ,
I am practicing many styles in my art.
I am creating realistic art,surrealistic art, figurative abstracted art, abstracted art and I have created a huge 50 sq.m
symbolic performance named " Chess against the war".
My main motive is humanity. My main concern in doing my sculptures,is to convey my feelings to the public,to express warmth,
sensuality, sensitivity, joy of life,love, togetherness, tenderness, strength and motion.
In creating my art usually most common forms and objects, I am transforming in unusual objects and forms with
different symbolic meaning from origin object.
Looking on my art works you can see abstract,realistic, surrealistic and symbolic art.

PARTICIPATION IN FINE ART EXHIBITIONS

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

1.At the year 1985, I have exposed my Art in solo exhibition , which took place at the town Karmiel in the Union Building ,
where I have exposed my paintings,drawings,sculptures and Performance size 50 sq. m named "Chess against War."
It is Performance 3-D dimensions art work. In which,an audience , takes part in my art work ,stepping on my artwork,and leaving their traces .
Meaning that each of us leaving their traces in the world chess game are responsible to what happens around of us and in our whole world.
This Artwork, named "Chess against War " based on Shakespeare's statement " All World -is a stage, all people - players ".
Artwork has been created in different art techniques and medium ,
I have drawn on a nylon floor(49 square meters) false three angle perspective.
Black and white chess cells which come to end to an opposite black wall at the beginning the white Silhouette's feet.Silhouette
cares the wounded in a had chess soldier,expressing the pity .
On the left corner two chess armies (ceramics about 50 cm tall) At black colour are standing in black area facing each other, are ready to start the war.
At the right corner,there are broken chess pieces expressing the result of war. .,

2.At the year 1986,I have exposed my Art in solo exhibitions, which took place at Karmieli
3.At the year 1997 I have exposed my Art in solo exhibition at Haifa area in gallery Bait Nagler,exhibiting Drawings,Paintings and sculptures.
4.At September 2009, personal exhibitions in Haifa Chagall gallery, exhibiting paintings and bronze sculptures.
At January 2010, exhibitions at Karmiel in Karmiel Municipal gallery, exhibiting paintings and bronze sculptures and digital art.
5.At date 15 September until 5 November 2010,He had personal Exhibition at town Keriat Haim State Israel.
6.At date18 December until 8 Februar2011,He has personal Exhibition at town ZeFat State Israel.
In this Show, he was presenting Sculpture and Paintings
7.At date11 Februar until 31 Marth 2011 ,He had personal Exhibition at town Te-l Aviv at Migdal gallery.
8.At date11 Februar until 31 Marth 2011 ,He had personal Exhibition at town Te-l Aviv at Migdal gallery.
9.At August 2014,He had personal Exhibition at town Tel -Aviv at Amalia Arbel Gallery.

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

Since 1980, held many group art exhibitions in Israel and abroud.
1.At first time,at year 1980, participated in collective Art exhibitions in Culture and Sport Building in town Carmiel, where I was exhibiting my Drawings,Paintings and Ceramic sculptures.
2.At the year 1983, participated in collective Art exhibitions, which took place at the town Carmiel.
3.At the year 1983, participated in collective Israeli state Art exhibitions, which took place at the South in town Yeruham.
4.At the year 1985, participated in collective Art exhibitions, which took place at theTel- Aviv town in the Helena Rubinstein museum.
5.At the year 1985, participated in collective Art exhibitions, which took place at the town Beer-Sheba in the gallery " Turkish station where
I have exhibited the Performance named:"Chess against War "
6.From the year 1989 until the year 1995, participated in collective Art exhibitions, which took place at town Carmiel in the gallery
called "Martef Amanim" and member of Karmiely Artist Associative organization.
7.At year 2009 , participated in collective fine Art exhibitions at Haifa in the Congress Building at Tel-Aviv in the Asia Building,
at Jerusalem in the Jerar Bahar Building
8.At year 2009, participated in International art exhibition"TROFEO DI CAPODANNO 2009" in Italy .
He presented the photography of symbolic performance named " Chess against the war".
and was awarded of price for promoting the Peace in the World.

9.At year 2009, participated in Annual Nortth Art exhibition in Shagal Gallery in Haifa.
10.At year 2010, participated in 3nd International Contemporary Masters Exhibition in LAS- VEGAS "NEONOPOLIS SOUTHERN NEVADA MUSEUM" OF FINE ART.
11.At year 2011 , participated in Annual Nortth Art exhibition.in Shagal Gallery in Haifa.
12 At year 2011 participated in International Contemporary Masters Exhibition I Y in town
LAS- VEGAS "NEONOPOLIS SOUTHERN NEVADA MUSEUM" OF FINE ART.

13 At 2011 participated in the first Israeli Biennale held at the Museum "up to so" at the city of Haifa, and was awarded the "Haifa Star" of year 2011
14 At year 2012 participated at collective art exhibition named Light in Hebrew Or.at gallery "Mitham Amanim" in Tel-Aviv.
15..At year 2013 , participated in "Annual North Art" exhibition in Shagal Gallery in Haifa.
16..At year 2015 , participated in "Annual North Art" exhibition in Shagal Gallery in Haifa.
17.At year 2016 , participated in "Annual North Art" exhibition in Shagal Gallery in Haifa.
18.At year 2016 Exhibition at town Te-l Aviv at Migdal gallery.September 26 - November1 8


Portfolio:

Love Dance

The artworks in porfolio " Love Dance" are representing the human Love and Unity of two souls.

"Birds, since ancient times ,are presented as a symbol of human soul, faithfulness ,
Love,and the relation of women and men.
Their song reflects a love song in lovers hearts.
Their flight reflects human aspiration to be free.
Their faithfulness reflects human aspiration to infinitive love."
Yefim represent all these in various works : are in sculpture and paintings
The sculptures are made in bronze, paintings -oil paint on canvas.

Love and Unity II “Love and Unity II”

Is an original bronze sculpture
Size:( width X Height) 25X32 cm
Expressing unity of two souls.
Year 2007

Love song 3 “Love song 3 ”

Is an original bronze sculpture
Size:( width X Height 80x130x 100CM
Year 2010

Love and Unity 4 “Love and Unity 4”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height) 58X91 cm
Year 2011

Love song 2 “Love song 2”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height) 32x20 cm
Year 2007-2008

Whirl of dance IY “Whirl of dance IY”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height) 140X120 cm .
Year 2011

Whirl of dance II “Whirl of dance II”

Is an original bronze sculpture.
Size:( width X Height )40x35 cm

Year 2010

Tenderness and Love 2 “Tenderness and Love 2”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height)65x167 cm
Year 2009

Love Dance II “Love Dance II”

Is an original bronze sculpture
Size:( width X Height )34x42 cm
Year 2007

Love and Unity YI “Love and Unity YI ”

Is an original bronze sculpture
Size:( width X Height ) 85X105 CM
Year 2012

Whirl of dance Y “Whirl of dance Y”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height)85x60x80 cm
Year 2010

Love and Unity 5 “Love and Unity 5 ”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Expressing unity of two souls
Size:( width X Height ) 60x104x55 CM
Year 2010

WHIRL OF DANCE 1. “WHIRL OF DANCE 1.”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height ) 35x50 CM
Year 2012

LOVE PLAY 3 “LOVE PLAY 3”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height ) 35x45 CM
Year 2008

LOVE  DANCE I “LOVE DANCE I”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height ) 15x40 cm
Year 2008

Love dance III. “Love dance III.”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height ) 15x38 cm
Year 2008

TENDERNESS AND LOVE “TENDERNESS AND LOVE ”

Is an original sculpture .
Size:( width X Height ) 120X169 CM
Year 2009

TENDERNESS “TENDERNESS”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height) 28x30 cm
Year 2007

WHIRL OF DANCE III “WHIRL OF DANCE III”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height ) 37X50 cm
Year 2011

MAGIC DANCE “MAGIC DANCE”

Is an original bronze sculpture
Size:( width X Height ) 38x48 CM
Year 2009

TO BE FREE “TO BE FREE”

My new bronze sculpture expressing
people desire to be free like a bird.
Size 50x42x28 cm
Year 2012

Soul dance “Soul dance”

Original bronse sculpture
size: 39x24x11
Year 2012

Angel “Angel”

The bronze sculpture '' Angel''
is expresing' human aspiration to be free.
size :17x48x26 cm
Year 2012

Love dance “Love dance ”

Original bronse sculpture
size: 39x27x29
Year 2014

	Love Dance 4 “ Love Dance 4 ”

my original sculpture
Size: 38x48x12

 "Love dance 4a" “ "Love dance 4a" ”

My New bronze sculpture Size:48x38cm

Chess against the war

At the year 1985, I have exposed my Art in solo exhibition , which took place at the town Karmiel in the Union Building ,where I have exposed my paintings,drawings,sculptures and Performance size 50 sq. m named "Chess against War."
It is Performance 3-D dimensions art work. In which,an audience , takes part in my art work ,stepping on my artwork,and leaving their traces .
This Artwork, named "Chess against War " based on Shakespeare's statement " All World -is a stage, all people - players ".
Artwork has been created in different art techniques and medium ,
I have drawn on a nylon floor(49 square meters) false three angle perspective.
Black and white chess cells which come to end to an opposite black wall at the beginning the white Silhouette's feet.Silhouette cares the wounded in a had chess soldier,expressing the pity .
On the left corner two chess armies (ceramics about 50 cm tall) At black colour are standing in black area facing each other, are ready to start the war.
At the right corner,there are broken chess pieces expressing the result of war.

Armies prepared to war. “Armies prepared to war.”

On the left corner two chess armies (ceramics about 50 cm tall) At black colour are standing in black area facing each other, are ready to start the war

Armies prepared to war.2 “Armies prepared to war.2”

On the left corner two chess armies (ceramics about 50 cm tall) At black colour are standing in black area facing each other, are ready to start the war.

Chessman sadness “Chessman sadness”

The sculpture "Chessman sadness" is natural size portret of me made from plaster.
"Chessman sadness" is expressing the sadness that humans do not learn from the past Wars.

Chessman(detail) “Chessman(detail)”

The chess soldier sedness that can't change the world perception and how easy to start the War.

Chessman “Chessman”

The chess soldier sedness that can't change the world perception and how easy to start the War.
The sculpture made from the plaster in nature size.

QWEEN. “QWEEN.”

Bronze sculpture I made from ceramical original from the Performance named "Chess against the war"
size 65X 30 cm
Year 1987

Horse 1 “Horse 1”

Bronze sculpture I made from ceramical original from the Performance named "Chess against the war"
Size 55x30 cm.
Year 1987

Horse II “Horse II”

Bronze sculpture I made from ceramical original from the Performance named "Chess against the war"
Size 53x 30 cm.
Year 1987

Pollution

The porfolio "Pollution" representing some my concern about our Planet air, water and soil pollution .
I created bronze sculpture named "Pollution" and afterword created 3 digital paintings.
The bronze sculpture size 33x15 cm

Pollution “Pollution ”

I created bronze sculpture named
Pollution and then three three digital graphics artworks
Named "Pollution ", Other Planet and Planet Earth.

Pollution  “Pollution ”

The digital graphics artwork
Print.
Size 90x60 cm .
Year 2010

Other planet “Other planet”

The digital graphics artwork
Print
Size 90x60 cm .
Year 2010

Planet Earth “Planet Earth”

The digital graphics artwork
Print
Size 60x90 cm .
Year 2012

The digital graphics art

Muse 1 “Muse 1”

The Original graphics artworks Muse 1
served as a model for three digital artworks :
Muse 2,Muse 3, Muse 4
Digital prints
size 90x60 cm .
Year 2010

Muse 2 “Muse 2”

The digital graphics artworks
Is a digital print
size 90x60 cm .
Year 2010

Muse 4 “Muse 4”

The digital graphics artworks "Muse 4"
Is a digital print
size 90x60 cm .
Year 2010

Muse 3 “Muse 3”

The digital graphics artworks "Muse 3"
Is a digital print
size 90x60 cm .
Year 2010

Love In my hart “Love In my hart”

The digital graphics artwork
size 90x60 cm .
Year 2011

Love dance “Love dance”

The digital graphics artwork
Size 90x60 cm .
Year 2011

Birds (paintings)

Love “Love”

The arwork "Love" is original oil painting on canvas.
The model for this painting was my bronze sculpture " Love and Unity 2"
size:130x90 cm
Year 2008

Flames of Love “Flames of Love”

The arwork "Flames of Love" is original oil painting on canvas.
The model for this painting was my bronze sculpture " Love and Unity 2"
size:100x70 cm
Year 2008

Blue birds “Blue birds”

The arwork "Blue birds" is original oil painting on canvas.
size:130x90 cm
Year 2008

Flamingo “Flamingo”

The arwork "Flamingo" is original oil painting on canvas.
size:130x90 cm
Year 2007

 Swan “ Swan ”

The arwork "Swan " is original oil painting on canvas.
The model for this painting was my bronze sculpture " Swan 2"
size:92x72 cm
Year 2008

LONELY SOUL “LONELY SOUL”

The arwork "LONELY BIRD AT NIHGHT" is original oil painting on canvas.
The model for LONELY BIRD AT NIHGHT served Sketch named "Dove"
Size:70x100 cm
Year 2008

Graphics art

Bottle and Vine glass “Bottle and Vine glass”

My artwork Still life "Bottle and Vine glass"
Pencil
Size A3
Year 1982

Teapot “Teapot”

My artwork still life "Teapot"
Pencil
Size A3
Year 1982

The night berd “The night berd”

My artwork still life "The night berd"
Charcoal drawing
Size 100x70
Year 1985

Young woman “Young woman”

My artwork "Young woman"
Pencil drawing
Size A3
Year 1997

Flower “Flower”

My artwork still life "Flower"
Pencil drawing
Size: A4
Year 1985

Body and soul “Body and soul ”

My artwork still life "Body and soul "
mixing technique
Size 100x70
Year 1985

Young woman 2 “Young woman 2”

My artwork still life "Young woman 2"
Charcoal drawing
Size A3
Year 2012

Dove “Dove”

Graphics artwork
Year 2012

Dove “Dove”

Graphics artwork pencil
Year 2008

Birds (sculpture)

WAWES OF HAPPINESS “WAWES OF HAPPINESS ”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height) 72x60 cm
Year 2009

Peacock “Peacock”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height) 76x61 cm
Year 2009

MAGIC BIRD “MAGIC BIRD”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height) 76x61 cm
Year 2009

LONELY BIRD III “LONELY BIRD III”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height) 56x26 cm
Year 2007

LONELY  BIRD  2 “LONELY BIRD 2 ”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height) 28x16 cm
Year 2007

SWAN 1 “SWAN 1 ”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height) 28x26 cm
Year 2007

 Swan 2 “ Swan 2”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height) 36x26 cm
Year 2007

Lonely Bird I “Lonely Bird I”

Is an original bronze sculpture .
Size:( width X Height ) 70x62 CM
Year 2009

Taking off “Taking off”

My new bronze sculpture
80cmx40cmx15cm

Taking Off “Taking Off”

My bronze sculpture "Taking Off" after applying patina

MY OTHER ARTWORKS (paintings)

My wall painting
Year 1985

Fantazy “Fantazy”

Media : painting
Category: Oil On Canvas
Topic : dream
Category: Fantasy
Style : surrealistic
Category: Surrealism
Size:( width X Height ) 63x63 CM
Year 1985

Fantazy 2 “Fantazy 2”

Media : painting
Category: Oil On Canvas
Topic : dream
Category: Fantasy
Style : surrealistic
Category: Surrealism
Size:( width X Height )114x74 CM
Year 1985

Fantazy 3 “Fantazy 3”

Media : painting
Category: Oil On Canvas
Topic : dream
Category: Fantasy
Style : surrealistic
Category: Surrealism
Size:( width X Height )150x100 CM
Year 1985

THE NIGHT LIFE “THE NIGHT LIFE”

Media : painting
Category:MIXED MEDIA
Style : abstracted
Category: figurative
Size:( width X Height )
Year 1985

THE VASE “THE VASE”

Media : painting
Category: supperlack paint on black cartoon
Style : abstracted
Category: figurative
Size:( width X Height )
Year 1985

SPRING IN THE HEART “SPRING IN THE HEART”

Media : painting
Category: mixing tehcniqe
Style : abstracted
Category: figurative
Size:( width X Height )
Year 1985

The Storm “The Storm”

Is an original mixing Media abstracted painting on cartoon .
Size:( width X Height )
100x70 cm
Year 1985

Music compozition “Music compozition”

Is an original semy abstracted painting on cartoon .
Size:( width X Height )
50x30 cm
Year 1985

The "Gitar Player" “The "Gitar Player" ”

The arwork "Gitar Player" is original oil painting on canvas.
size:100x70 cm
Year 1983

Young womans portret “Young womans portret”

The arwork "Young womans " is original oil painting on canvas.
size:60x45 cm
Year 2008

Young womans portret 2 “Young womans portret 2”

The arwork "Young womans portret 2 " is original oil painting on canvas.
size:50x50cm
Year 2009

Two  bodies one soul “Two bodies one soul”

The arwork "Two bodies one soul" is original oil painting on canvas.
size:130x90 cm
Year 2008

In the studio

Like you have notice, I work in many styles and technique and mediums.,but my most art works are bronze sculptures .
I have 30 years experience in sculpting, and I have 5 years an experience as a metal sculptor.
I am making small and big sculptures and in many materials: plaster,clay, cast marble,( marble dust + polliaster) plaster, plastelina, sculpey,wax.
Bronze is my most loved material, and I take part in almost of all the producing bronze sculptures processes.

My wax sculpture named "Tenderness and Love"   “My wax sculpture named "Tenderness and Love" ”

I am and my wax sculpture named "Tenderness and Love"

Love and Unity YI “Love and Unity YI ”

The bronze sculpture named Love and Unity YI bronze been applied to patina

Love and Unity Y in  the studio “Love and Unity Y in the studio”

The bronze sculpture Love and Unity Y after being applied with patina.

 Love and Unity Y  in the studio “ Love and Unity Y in the studio”

My sculpture Love and Unity YI in the studio after being applyed with patina.

My sculpture named  "Whirl of dance 3" in progress “My sculpture named "Whirl of dance 3" in progress”

I and my wax sculpture named "Whirl of dance 3"

Welding sculpture named"Love song 3" “Welding sculpture named"Love song 3"”

I am welding sculpture named"Love song 3"

Dance

Contemporary ballet - the form of dance and under influence of classical ballet and under influence of modern dance. Its technics required to use belly force from classical ballet though it resolves a greater range of movement which, probably, does not adhere to strict lines of a body or strike, the technics of ballet formulated by schools. Many of its concepts are arrive from ideas and innovations of 20-th century modern dance, including work of a floor. This style in general is executed barefoot.
Georges Balanchin as often believe, was the first pioneer of modern ballet. Today style which developed, is known as neoclassic ballet, style of dance between classical ballet and today's modern ballet.
Classical ballet and graceful, current, movements specifed; and its radio qualities.
I created bronze sculptures to expose the graceful,movement ,elegance and passion of modern ballet.

Ballerine 2 “Ballerine 2”

Original bronze sculpture
Size:WidthxHeight: 14x31x20cm, 2012
Year 2012

Ballerine 3 “Ballerine 3”

Original bronze sculpture
Size:WidthxHeight: 21x36
Year 2012

Ballet  dance 2 “Ballet dance 2”

Original bronze sculpture
Size:
( width X Height ) 10x37 CM
Year 2008

Ballerine dance I “Ballerine dance I”

Original sculpture
Soul fligt
Abstract figurative
Size:WidthxHeight:
21x36x16cm
Year 2009

Ballett dancers 1 “Ballett dancers 1”

my original bronze sculpture
Size 31x17x19 cm
Year 2012

Dancing women “Dancing women”

My new bronze sculpture.
Size: 34 x 27 x 14 cm
Year 2013

Soul dance 2 “Soul dance 2”

My new bronze sculpture.
Size: 29x27cm
Year 2013

Ballet dance 4 “Ballet dance 4 ”

My new bronze sculpture
Size:40x25 cm
Year 2013

Ballett Dance 5 “Ballett Dance 5”

Bronze sculpture
Size:30x14 cm
Year 2014

Fligt “Fligt”

Bronze sculpture
Size:25x14 cm
Year 2014

Jewish motive's sculptures

Other sculptures

Princes and Moses “Princes and Moses”

Casted mable 1979

The violin player “The violin player”

Bronze sculpture
Year 1987

Generations “Generations”

Marble cast sculpture
Year 1987