Eran Shakine is an artist, who works in different mediums; these include painting, drawing, sculpture and site-specific public art.
He was born in 1962 in Israel to a French father and Hungarian mother; both are Holocaust survivors who came to Israel after the Second World War.
He has lived in Paris, London and for seven years in New York City, where he received the “Art Matters” Scholarship and was the assistant of the COBRA movement artist, KarlRead More Appel.
He has had one-man shows in The Drawing Center in New York as well as in London, Paris, Brussels, Toronto and Tel Aviv.
His works are in the permanent collections of the British Museum, London; Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem as well as many corporate and private collections.
He lives between Tel Aviv and London with his wife Maya and their children Aellie Zoe, Mika and Adam.
"I am concerned with refining and communicating specific ideas in a minimal and direct way to create a visual trigger".
This might be true, but it sounds very pretentious to me. So let me tell you a little story instead:
When I was 7 or 8 I had my first one man show. I copied images from an old art book I found in my parents library, hung them all over the walls and furniture of the small apartment we were living in. I then drew some posters announcing the event and hung them in the local corner shop. I made some hand drawn tickets, and sat on my little chair in the entrance waiting for my first visitors. After some time, I was very happy to see a long queue of the neighborhood kids waiting for their turn to see my exhibition. Little did I know, it was my mother who was giving them the coin I was charging at the entrance.
I think this story tells you much more of my intentions as an artist.