Jerusalem, the place chosen by God abstract painting is available as a reproduction on canvas and metal in 2 options: limited and open edition. – Limited edition on canvas comes hand embellished, framed, numbered and signed by Alex Levin. This edition is limited to only 25 signed prints that ever will be published. This makes it more unique and collectable. Once that specific print run sells out, there will be no other editions of that image made by the artist. – Open edition available on canvas or metal. Canvas comes fully framed and has a traditional, classic look. Metal edition made from high-quality aluminum. It has a modern and contemporary look. Reflects light and enhances the colors in the artwork. Both the limited and open editions are ready-to-hang wall art. The canvas reproduction arrives beautifully stretched and elegantly framed to add a touch of sophistication to your space, ready for hanging on your wall. Each reproduction is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, ensuring that you receive an original and authentic piece of art.
I created the new picture about Jerusalem with the help of the wind of the Judean desert and the spirit of the of indivisible Jerusalem on the same place where our prophets once walked.
So what is in common between the creation of the universe and my new painting?
Just like the Universe was created from a black abyss, so my painting appeared from a black background. In order to create this work, I used the magic air of Holly Jerusalem, wind from the Judean desert and the divine of the Holy City.
In my new painting “Jerusalem, the place chosen by God”, it was important for me to show and feel the whole world and the energy using the colors of the wind, light and canvas. At the beginning I painted the entire canvas black, and then I dissolve the black paint very fluidly and scattered the oil on the canvas and the wind carried them randomly all over the canvas. An amazing picture is born before my eyes, the wind of the Judean desert is sometimes so strong that you have to hold the canvas with 2 hands and watch the oil paint fly from one side to the other as if the divine presence is so close. After the nature and gravity did it’s work, I take a brush and try to outline the contours of Holy Jerusalem. Sometimes it takes a long time to peer into the chaos on the canvas until suddenly the outlines and contours of Jerusalem begin to emerge. All that remains from me is quickly trace and draw what I just saw. This picture is born very quickly and suddenly we no longer see a black canvas, we see streams of energy that penetrate, the light that comes from the picture like the rays of the sun at dawn. In the foreground we see the walls of old Jerusalem and behind them the gates of the old city, and suddenly the holy city of David, Holy Jerusalem. In this painting, I tried to use the minimum number of colors from white, yellow, brown and black.
The next painting I will try to do with the help of the air and wind of Israel so that the paintings would be saturated with the history of this holy country and with its prayers.
Read more about this painting here: https://artlevin.com/traditions-of-jewish-heritage/jerusalem-the-place-chosen-by-god/