YAEL MINKOFF, PAINTINGS
I would describe myself as an ‘intuitive’ artist, driven by experimentation, new ideas & new media. My fascination with vivid colours, movement and mixed media carry the paintings that emerge on my canvas with as much depth and intensity as I possibly can conjure so as to bring them to life.
I developed a passion for drawing and painting from a very young age.
Over the years I have painted or studied art alongside my academic studies to become an occupational therapist.
I love mixed media, such as gouache and pastel, pencil and water-paints, collage, acrylics, gouache and etching.
My main inspiration comes from the French and British Impressionists and Post Impressionists, my favourite being Cezanne as well as Degas, Monet and the Bloomsbury set. The simpler, understated paintings appeal to me the most.
I am happiest sitting on my balcony looking over the beautiful view and my garden, whilst reading a book, with a cup of tea or a glass of sherry nearby.
'Practice makes perfect. The idea is to gain control/mastery over the medium and composition, to be able to perform freely without the constraint of thinking about technique. My problem is once mastery is gained, I get into a rut, and then I need to find a new technique to master. It is a never ending process, while the learning of new techniques often adds an edge and enables creativity.'
Exhibitions & Projects
September 2017, The House Mill Gallery, London
February 2019, Capital Art gallery, London
MIXED GROUP EXHIBITION
August 2018, 508 Kings Rd, London
SUMMER FINE ART EXHIBITION
Group exhibtion of selected work by 10 artists
ON THE FLY
CURATED JOINT EXHIBITION, LONDON
A unique synthesis of three diverse art forms by three members of the same family: Yael Minkoff - painter, Sharon Minkoff - photographer, Michael Minkoff - potter. Commonly linked by an innate desire to portray feelings, surroundings, light and colours as they appear- undiluted, intense and almost raw.
June 2017, Haifa
June 2017, Hagoshrim
YEAR END GROUP EXHIBITION AT AMIR NIR STUDIO
Year end group exhibition focusing on self-portraits
BEN URI ART GALLERY, LONDON
Exhibiton of selected Jewish artists.
HAIFA ART FAIR
Selected artists showcasing art work in various mediums both in the main Yefe Nof gallery as well as select venues.
October 2018, Chelsea Town Hall
PARALLAX ART FAIR
10 artists hand picked by Capital Art Gallery, work to include portraits, landscapes and collages
GROUP EXHIBITION, CAPITAL ART GALLERY,LONDON
March 2017, Ein Hod Gallery
EIN HOD GALLERY, GROUP EXHIBITION
Group exhibition at Ein Hod artist Village Gallery of select Israeli artists.
November 1989, The Square Gallery, Highgate, London
YAEL MINKOFF SOLO EXHIBITION, LONDON
Solo exhibition of my current work including landscapes and portraits