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Shir Beck

My name is Shir Beck and I paint in oil and acrylic. I studied painting and dance for many years, I danced classical ballet, tap, and flamenco. After my military service, I studied industrial design at Studio 6b in Tel Aviv. I studied art and painting at Eilat College. I also took a graphic design course. I worked for the Nature and Parks Authority in Eilat.


The sea and the desert are part of me. My paintings reflect the landscape of the cities of Eilat. The sun, the desert sea. While I was painting with the rag, an unfinished flamenco dance was created for me. The painting is reminiscent of the clicks on the canvas like the flamenco legs.


My painting is abstract, I show my love for the sea and desert landscape and the dialogue between them. The painting of the mountains and the sea express the power of nature and its power in the Gulf of Eilat. The palms are a symbol of desert vegetation and experience in the Eternal City of the Sun.

Artist: Shir Beck

Based in Israel

Culturally Arts Collective features:

"Beyond the Veil", May 29-July 30 2021, Milostka Center for Exhibitions 

What do you aim to say by the themes in your art?
The aim in my art is in painting I want to reveal my love for nature and the landscape of Eilat Bay, the sea and the desert that reflect the calm, serenity and tranquility I experience from the immediate surroundings. Share my paintings expressing my love for the sea and the desert, share the selection of my paintings that anyone can find a painting with which he can identify in different situations. I am interested in presenting my paintings to a wider and more diverse audience who love art who can enjoy my paintings. In abstract painting, everyone sees and feels different things that are unique to him as a result of looking at the paintings.
Where does your inspiration come from?
The place I come to find inspiration is on the beach in Eilat while watching the water at different times of the day when the sea looks reddish in the evening and silver in the afternoon. Watching the colorful fish and mountains overlooking the sea water.With the help of advertising, I hope that many people will be interested in my paintings.
Do you have experiences that impacted your art?
The experience that my paintings, the effects of the colorful flamenco dance rhythm are evident, the rhythm of the rags clicking on the canvas, creating a work with its own rhythm as music and movement add up.
Do you feel your art challenges existing barriers?
I'm not sure. My technique is somewhat traditional, although people sometimes feel challenged by my themes. At a time when technology's advance is making art more and more ephemeral, could working slowly on physical objects be considered radical? Perhaps not yet, but artists like me might have a head start?
What are your long-term artistic goals? 
Nothing I'd like to reveal at the moment, although in the short term I'm looking forward to my upcoming solo exhibition here in London this autumn.
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
Get a dayjob you like, one that allows you enough emotional and physical energy to dedicate to your art; not depending on your art for a living is the clearest path away from compromising your vision.
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