Clari Netzer's art - abstract paintings in oil / acrylic on canvas
My paintings are characterized by dualism and color rooted in Mexico where
I grew up. I make use of contrasting elements which eventually reach balance
and harmony: warm and cold colors, rounded shapes and sharp combinations
that create tension and interest. I intend to denote a state of two parts, a view
about the relationship between mind and matter where two opposites co-exist
The colors, lines and forms are a continuous challenge that leads me to constantly
experiment with new styles, from figurative to abstraction, my artworks show a
prominent harmonious composition, symbolisms and figures that add a dimension
of mystery to the pictorial narrative, yet are full the senses and share meticulous
About Clari Netzer
Artist Clari Netzer was born in 1961 in Monterrey, N.L, Mexico. She is the youngest
daughter of Rumanian Jews and Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Mexico in
She is a self-taught artist, discovered her passion for painting and art early.
In Mexico she was attracted by the Primitive Art of different cultures
that lived in ancient Mexico, the folklore and Mexican Art History, this
influence is considerably noticeable in her artworks and in her activities as
an Israeli artist today.
After graduated in B.A in Communication Sciences she immigrated to Israel
in 1983 to Kibbutz Ein Gev.
Over the years in Israel, Clari Netzer has worked in various areas, including 12 years as
Import and Purchasing Manager for a leading private owned company in worldwide selective
Longing to express her desire to develop creative art led her to leave the management
career and devote herself to art.
Her paintings are displayed in Exhibitions in Israel and abroad and can be found in public
and private collections. Besides her artistic work she coordinates projects for the promotion
of "Olim" artists and cultural exchanges and gives lectures to promote the status of women in the arts.
She actually resides and works in Carmiel.
Exhibitions / Individual
v 2014- "Dreamscapes"- Acco's Theater Center, Acco
v 2009- "From Mexico to Galilee"- Yad LaBanim, Rishon LeZion.
v 2008 –"From Mexico to Galilee" - Beit haGvulot Gallery, Metula.
v 2008-"Homage to Frida" (in commemoration of Frida Kahlo's Centenary Birth).
v Gallery 21, Carmiel.
v 2007 –"Protected space". Gerard Bachar Center, Jerusalem.
v 2007-"The Power of Color", Carmiel Municipality .
v 2007-"Mejicana". Picasso Gallery, Castra Arts Center, Haifa.
v 2006 -"Ethnic Yearning". Culture Palace, Carmiel.
v September 2014- "Bookface", Jaffa Port
v July 2014 seemetakeover, Video billboards, Time Square, New York
v May 2014- Arsuf Gallery, Tel-Aviv
v February 2014-IMAGINATION 2014, Main administration building of Bank Hapoalim, Tel-Aviv
v December 2013- "Holiday of Holidays", Artists House, Haifa
v October 2013- "Creatives Rising", See.me Center, New York
v August 2013- "Exit Port", Jaffa Port
v July-September 2013- "The Story of the Creative", See.me Center, New York
v May-June 2013-"Marginal Illumination", The Lady Roslyn Lyons Gallery, Ort Braude College,Carmiel.
v Dec 2012-April 2013- Gallery Representation at Horizon Arts Gallery, Wynwood Miami.
v 2012- "Marginal Illumination", Culture Palace, Carmiel.
v 2012- "Art Ltd."- Hatachana Site, Tel-Aviv
v 2012- "Marginal Illumination", Yodfat Gallery.
v 2011-"Parallax Art Fair", La Galleria-Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London,UK
v 2011-"La Loteria", Borderline projects- Observatory art and cultural center, NY, U.S.A
v 2011- "Beit HaAm Gallery", Rishpon
v 2010- "Color Latino Bet Gabriel", Bet Gabriel-Kinneret.
v 2010-"Women in the Arts", Museum of Americas, Florida, U.S.A
v 2009 –"Color Latino 2009", Culture Palace, Rishon LeZion
v 2008 –"Together", Beit Hagvulot Gallery, Metula.
v 2008-"EXPO 2008", Theater of Jerusalem
v 2008-2009-"In our Memories", National Juried Competition and itinerary show. Opening Air Force House, Hertzlia.
v 2008-"Livre des Artistes Israeliens", Beit Asia, Tel-Aviv.
v 2008-"Livre des Artistes Israeliens", Atelier Z: Centre Culturel Christiane Peugeot- Paris.
v 2007 -"Color Latino", International Conventions Center, Haifa.
v 2007-"Now #2". Theater of Haifa.
v 2007-"Art&Society". Castra Arts Center, Haifa.
v 2007-"Femina". Auditorium Theater City of Akko.
v 2007 -"Femina". Group Exhibition, Castra Arts Center, Haifa
Initiatives and Project Coordinator
·Color Latino-Bet Gabriel Art Exhibition of Latin-Americans Artists.
·Paintings Exhibition of Gavriil Martinovych Glyuk and Carpathians-Russians Artists of the XX Century-Russian Cultural Center in Tel-Aviv.
·Color Latino 2009-Art Exhibition of Latin-Americans Artists in commemoration of the Bicentennial Anniversary of Independence of Latin America-Culture Palace, Rishon LeZion.
·Lectures (Hebrew and Spanish) :" Frida Kahlo's life and art", "Women in the arts", "Women and Fat Art Movement", "Modigliani's Women", "The Femme Fatale in the arts", "Faces and Traditions" (Indigenous Art), "The glass ceiling of the art market".
Participation in Worldwide Art Fairs and Contests
·December 2013- Florence-Shanghai Prize- finalist award.
·November 2011-"Parallax Art Fair", La Galleria-Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London,UK
·April 2010-Showcase winner- (International Web contest and virtual Exhibition)
·March 2009-"Fresh Paint" Art Fair- "secret card" project, Tel-Aviv
·March 2008-"Fresh Paint" Art Fair- "White project", Tel-Aviv
·April 2007-Dec 2008- medial 2. Art biennial (International Web contest and virtual Exhibition)-
Honorable Award Diploma of Excellence.
Participation in Community Projects:
·February 2014- participation at the Annual Israeli Exhibition "Imagination" organized by the AIDS Task Force Committee and Bank Hapoalim
·May 2013- Dragon Boat Israel (DBI) Festival- a joint Canada-Israel (Jewish Federation) initiative to introduce the sport of dragon boat racing to Israel. The mission of DBI is to bring people to the northern region of Israel for an exciting, team-focused event that builds community, supports Israeli charities, fosters cultural awareness and promotes tourism.
·April 2011- "Smile project"- International Goodwill Outreach to Children by Ministry of Culture in Poland
Published Posts and catalogues:
·July 2014- Present Art Festival Florence-Shanghai 2014 Catalogue.
·June 2014- "Israeli Art Market" Digital Magazine, Issue #2
·March 2012- "Art in Vogue 100 Contemporary Artists"- the new art book in Masters of Today Collective Art Book Series at World of Art Publishers.
·February 2011- Jewpi.com (Jewish Press International)-
·May 2010- 3/1 Pages interview Magazine "Vida Universitaria", the official journal of the Universidad de Nuevo Leon, Mexico
·May 2010- "Homage to Glyuk"-main Russian portal in Israel
·December 2009- 1/8 Page Yedihot HaAchronot, main Israeli journal.
·December 2009- 1/1Page interview "Tachles", the Galilee journal.
·October 2009- Radio interview- Radio Jai-Argentina:
·May 2008 - 2/1P- "Livre des Artistes Israeliens" art book for collectors. Worldwide distribution. Published by La Gazette des Arts, France in commemoration of 60 years of the State of Israel.
·December 2007-"Homage to Frida"'- Top art news
·November 20071/1 P -"Now #2", published and distributed by the leading Israeli Art magazine "Auction