Ein Sof Gallery unveils a capsule view of Avraham's practice and of two of his Zohar graphic novels, Hatzelem and Hame’ever.
Exhibition dates: 20 July - 26 Sep 2023
Opening times by RSVP
Chabad Islington Jewish Community Centre & Ein Sof Gallery
1-3 Elliott’s Place
London, N1 8HX
Ever walked by the blue Beit Knesset on Yedidya Frenkel in the Florentin neighborhood of Tel Aviv? Perhaps even seen a few mulleted chassids walking in and out during trance music-filled midnight barbecues?
We’ve brought the work of painter and graphic artist Avraham Guy Barchil (who also happens to be the rabbi of the famed ‘blue synagogue’) to Ein Sof Gallery in a capsule view of his practice and of two of his Zohar graphic novels, Hatzelem and Hame’ever.
HaTzelem (the image) symbolises the artist's personal quest for spiritual truth through the concept of a cubist man seeking a circular form in a cubist world; and HaMe’evir centres around the Seven Lands within Kabbalistic tales of Creation. The incorporation of Jewish symbols, such as geometric diagrams and textual references, further enriches the artwork's mystical quality. Barchil's innovative approach of visualising esoteric Jewish ideas is considered avant-garde in the art world.