Michael druks

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Michael druks

Michael Druks was born in Jerusalem in 1940 and grew up in Tel Aviv where he became involved in the arts. He first came to Europe around 1970 and soon settled permanently in England. Druks evolved his 'geographical technique' to provide a coded visual language of signs that are understood all over the world. At at time of making the Druksland print, the artist says he was particularly preoccupied with borders and boundaries, their social and political implications.

Michael Druks is one of the artists featured in the exhibition Beneath the Radar in 1970s London currently at England & Co (6-30 October 2010).

Hanoch Levin:

Hanoch Levin (December 18, 1943 - August 18, 1999; Hebrew חנוך לוין), was a prominent Israeli dramatist. He was also a theater director, an author and a poet, but he is best known for his plays.

Hanoch Levin was born in 1943 to Malka and Israel Levin, who immigrated to Palestine in 1935 from Łódź, Poland. He grew up in a religious home in the Neve Shaanan neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv. His father ran a grocery store. As a child, he attended the Yavetz State Religious School. In the 1950s, his brother, David, who was nine years older than he was, worked as an assistant director at the Cameri Theater. His father died of a heart attack when he was 12 years old. Hanoch attended Zeitlin Religious High School in Tel Aviv. After ninth grade, he left school to help support the family. He worked as a messenger boy for the Herut company and took classes at a night school for working youth at the Ironi Aleph middle school. There he joined a drama club and acted in Michal, Daughter of Saul by Aharon Ashman.

Michael Druks began his artistic career in the '60s, and even then was highly regarded for innovation and daring in his works. He is best remembered as one of the major artists of the 70s, and now lives in London. Political and social messages are subtle and sophisticated in his paintings, and his collaboration with Hanoch Levin is an example of the subversive and humorous dimension in his work.

In 1968 Druks and Levine were invited by Israeli artists group "10 +", founded by Rafi Lavie, participate in the exhibition "cons" which was attended by artists and writers. Druks and Levin made the show the show, "Mr. Wolf" - eight drawings consisting of any one of Levin's short poem and a painting of Druks, which made working together. Even as they sought to create an album prints drawings, but only years later found that the financing.

Albums were printed silk-screen technique hundred copies, and over the years apart

 

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