Calman Shemi was born in Agentina in 1939. He graduated from the School of Sculpture and Ceramics in Mendoza, where he was a student of the Italian-Argentinean sculptor, Libero Badii, and the German-Israeli sculptor, Rudi Lehman. In 1961 Shemi settled in Israel. There he worked as a sculptor with wood and clay. Several of his large-scale projects are situated in various public buildings all over the world.

 

Though sculpture dominated his early years as an artist, Shemi developed the idea of the “soft painting” medium in 1977. Beginning with a color drawing done to scale, Shemi layers irregularly shaped pieces of variously textured and color fabrics.

 

Between 1991 and 2003 Shemi executed artwork for eight of Carnival’s Cruise Liners. He created large paintings for public spaces and paintings for the cabins and suites. Calman Shemi’s “lacquer” and “window” paintings are reminiscent of ancient techniques used to create art in Japan and China centuries ago. During the last eighteen years Shemi has held more than seventy one-man-shows in the United States, Japan, Germany, Spain, France and Israel. Today Shemi’s artwork can be seen in many public spaces and private collections around the world.

Calman Shemi

 

Creations

Joy
Joy

Lacquer on Aluminum, 80x160 cm Singapore

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Singapore Landscape
Singapore Landscape

Lacquer on Aluminum, 120x180 cm Singapore

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Shades of Love Notes
Shades of Love Notes

Lacquer on Aluminum, 80x120 cm Singapore

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Pot With Flower
Pot With Flower

Lacquer on Aluminum, 72x57 cm Singapore

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A Good Day
A Good Day

Lacquer on Aluminum, 72x57 cm Singapore

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My Studio
My Studio

Acrylic on Canvas, 150x180 cm Singapore

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Blue Notes
Blue Notes

Lacquer on Aluminum, 120x120 cm Singapore

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Jerusalem
Jerusalem

Lacquer on Aluminum, 120x180 cm Singapore

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Montparnasse
Montparnasse

Acrylic on Wood, 52x72 cm Singapore

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Exhibitions

2018

Calman Shemi : Kaleidoscope, Eden Fine Art, New York, USA

2017

Bruno Art Group at Art Stage Singapore, Singapore

Blue Summer Exhibition, Blue Gallery, Virtual Show Only

2014

Bruno Gallery, Singapore

2012

Bartoux Galerie, Paris, France

2007

Galerie d4Art Elysees, Paris, France

2006

Blue Gallery, California, USA

2004

Galerie de la Cite, Geneva, Switzerland

2002

Galerie Daniel Duidat, Cannes, France

1995

North Shore Gallery, Las Vegas, USA

1993

Amano Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1992

Park West Gallery, Michigan, USA

1990

Galerie Friedrich, Cologne, Germany

1989

Galeria Rojo, Madrid, Spain

1986

Jack Gallery, New York, USA

1976

Horace Richter Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel