work


‘dov shlein creates an amazing world in signs, images and letters, a world which wants to be “read”. time and again one discovers new layers in the representation, sometimes litterally, as all kinds of materials are used one over the other in the composition.’

(e. ebbinge and m.a. menalda, director and curator respectively of the teylers museum, in teylers magazijn nr 67, 2000.)


‘the surface has been roughly treated. In many places, the paint is grated, rubbed off, and has been scratched; the paint shows long and deep marks. sometimes, this has been done with such strenght, that the canvas is damaged, the paint crumbled. this gives the rough surface a semblance of ploughed earth, as if a cross farmer ploughed his land too wildely... again and again the substratum gets through the narrative. this way of working guarantees a thoughtful and intimate character to shlein’s work.’

(monica aerden in haarlems dagblad, 1999.)


‘the main source of his inspiration is formed by memories from his youth... the artist transforms these feelings into one colour, often yellow or white... “my work is a veiled autobiography, in which my history is presented as in an abstract recording.”’

(birgitta van blitterswijk, art historian, in omanoet modernit, 1997.)



dov shlein


born in 1936 in chernowitz, at that time part of of rumania (ro) and now located in ukraina (ua).

in 1950 he emigrated with his family to Israël (il).

in 1970 he left for londen (gb).

in 1976 he returned to israël, besides his work as an artist he also was a teacher at hadassa communitiy college academy and at the lycée rené cassin, both in jerusalem (il).

since 1982 he lives and workes as a visual artist in amsterdam (nl).



education


dov shlein studied jewish and general history at the university of haifa (il).

from 1973 until 1976 he had his arts education in london (gb) at the camden arts centre.

he studied among others at madeleine  pearson (painting) and at mel noble (etching).



exhibitions


solo and group exhibitions



in the netherlands (nl):


in amsterdam, among others in:

evergreen gallery (1982) 

galerie zuid (1985, group exhibition 1987)

galerie josine bokhoven (1989, 1990, 1992)

galerie parade (1996);


in delft in:

synagogue delft (1998);


in the hague in:

galerie kádáns (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006);


in harlem in:

galerie klerxs & van heerden (1997,1999)

the print room of teylers museum (2000, 2006)



in great brittain (gb):


in colchester in:

minories art galleries in cooperation with galerie josine bokhoven en asselijn, amsterdam (nl)



in the united states of america (usa):


in new york in:

gallery ubu (1997)



gallery 9 presents the work of dov shlein since 2010:


2010 summer exhibition in the gallery

2010 solo exhibition in the gallery

2010 presentation on artantique in jaarbeurs, utrecht (nl)

2011 summer exhibitions in the gallery

2012 summer exhibition in the gallery

2013 reopening exhibition on the new address keizersgracht 548 in the gallery

2013 presentation on raw art fair in rotterdam (nl)

2013 summer exhibition in the gallery

2013 solo exhibition in the gallery

2013 exhibition in the gallery ‘9 in 9’: 9 graphic artists in gallery 9

        month of the graphic arts 2013

2014 jubilee exhibition 25 years gallery 9 in the gallery

2014 presentation on raw art fair in rotterdam (nl)

2014 presentation on art breda at chasséeveld, breda (nl)

2014 presentation on kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2014 summer exhibition in the gallery

2014 group exhibition in museum hooghstate, haastrecht (nl)

        together with studio 925 and galerie carla koch

2015 presentation on kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2015 a-a-f (after art fairs) exhibition in the gallery

2015 summer exhibition in the gallery

2016 spring exhibition in the gallery

2016 presentation on kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2016 summer exhibition in the gallery

2016 seasons holidays exhibition in the gallery

2017 winter exhibition in the gallery

2017 early spring exhibition in the gallery

2017 late spring exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation on kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai, amsterdam (nl)

2017 summer  exhibition in the gallery

2017 presentation on art the hague in fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

2018 winter exhibition in the gallery

2018 presentation on kunstrai | art amsterdam in rai amsterdam

2018 summer exhibition in the galerie



art fairs


gallery 9 presents his works since 2010 on several art fairs such as:

art breda 2014 at chasséeveld, breda (nl)

art the hague 2017 in fokker terminal, the hague (nl)

artantique 2010 in jaarbeurs utrecht (nl)

kunstrai 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 in rai in amsterdam (nl)

raw art fair 2014 and 2013 in rotterdam (nl)




collections


the work of dov shlein is represented in a lot of private-collections in the netherlands and other countries.



museum purchases


2003 ‘dagboek’, purchased by teylers mueum, harlem (nl)

1998 tekeningen, purchased by teylers museum, harlem (nl)

1997 tekeningen, purchased by teylers museum, harlem (nl)