MALIBU, Calif., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Asaf Amario, an Israeli native living in Los Angeles, is showcasing for the first time the complete series of Mizmor L'Asaf paintings in Malibu in a solo private viewing event on June 4, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
"I grew up in Israel, and I find myself searching for those indescribable feelings I remember experiencing as a child; these paintings are my tool to capture them," Asaf Amario said.
Asaf Amario was born in Israel to a traditional Jewish family as the eldest of four siblings. With the unwavering support of his parents, he began his artistic training as a child. Parting from his family and familiar traditions, Asaf immigrated to the United States as a young adult to become an independent business owner as a custom painter. While traveling the world, painting, learning alongside masters, and now raising a family of his own, Asaf believes his series, Mizmor L'Asaf, portrays his journey finding his way back to the purity of Judaism he remembers as a kid. The paintings capture the innocence and the indescribable power of the religion that he hopes to entail to his children one day. The characters portrayed are only a vessel to capture the timeless intimate moment of prayer.
The series includes eighteen paintings, representing the Hebrew word Chai — meaning life. Placed in an unknown time and space, the images are depicted in black, white and gold. Incorporating realistic images with abstract elements highlights the rich yet modest feeling of enlightenment.
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