Amit Kanfi

Israel, 1995
Amit Kanfi
Microdosing on ptsd, 2022, Acrylic, spray and permanent marker on canvas, 160 x 160 cm
Amit Kanfi
Dinozawer, 2022, Acrylic, spray and oilstick on canvas, 160 x 160 cm
Amit Kanfi
Angel, 2021, Acrylic and spray on canvas, 150 x 107 cm
Amit Kanfi
Mermaidog, 2022, Acrylic, spray and oilstick on cotton, 147 x 120 cm
Amit Kanfi
Shocking confrontation of cat and snake, 2022, Acrylic and spray on canvas, 130 x 110 cm
Amit Kanfi
Fire in the Hole, 2022, Acrylic and spray on canvas, 125x97 cm

About

Amit Kanfi, born in 1995, raised in Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and Istanbul.Based in Tel Aviv.Kanfi began painting following military operation “Protective Edge” in July 2014, which left him with emotional scars and deep trauma. The machoistic environment which characterizes the combat units, did not allow him to share the mental difficulties he was facing with those around him. The notebook and pencil served him as a safe space in which he could shout his authentic voice and release the burden of dealing alone with what the world presented to him.

During his late adolescence, he was living in Amsterdam, where he discovered punk culture. Kanfi adapted the style, musical taste, and cultural mimics of the scene. When he returned to Israel, after graduating high school, he had to adapt to the society that surrounded him once again. As serving in the Israeli army is mandatory, Amit joined at 18y and served in an elite combat unit.Today, Kanfi is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Tel Aviv. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and created personal art projects in Israel and around the world. Kanfi works in mediums such as painting, graffiti, sculpture, animation, video, and installation.

Amit Kanfi is an expressive artist with an outspoken voice, a refreshing artistic style and a unique quality that resonates with people from all walks of life. He creates a new type of art that expresses complex ideas in simple language through the symbolic images of his generation. His works are blatant, naive and sarcastic and convey a “wrong” social sensitivity that is expressed through the vulgar and dark sentences that he writes. His technique is intuitive and fast, he uses paint straight from the tube, in some parts with gentle brush strokes, and in others he draws with his limbs. Kanfi creates works that give a sneak peek of his worldview, which is expressed in the description of reality in his style, imagination and temperament.

 

 

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Works

Amit Kanfi, Microdosing on ptsd,
Microdosing on ptsd, 2022, Acrylic, spray and permanent marker on canvas, 160 x 160 cm
Amit Kanfi, Dinozawer,
Dinozawer, 2022, Acrylic, spray and oilstick on canvas, 160 x 160 cm
Amit Kanfi, Angel,
Angel, 2021, Acrylic and spray on canvas, 150 x 107 cm
Amit Kanfi, Mermaidog,
Mermaidog, 2022, Acrylic, spray and oilstick on cotton, 147 x 120 cm
Amit Kanfi, Shocking confrontation of cat and snake,
Shocking confrontation of cat and snake, 2022, Acrylic and spray on canvas, 130 x 110 cm
Amit Kanfi, Fire in the Hole, Fire in the Hole
Fire in the Hole, 2022, Acrylic and spray on canvas, 125x97 cm

Exhibitions

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Fairs
Art 021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2022
Nov 10, 2022 - Nov 13, 2022
SHANGHAI EXHIBITION CENTER
Fairs
Art Taipei 2022
Oct 20, 2022 - Oct 24, 2022
Taipei World Trade Center Co., Ltd. | First floor