Natan Elkanovich

Since 1995, Natan works as a senior costume designer in the Israeli cinema and television industry. Ever since pain- ting became an integral part of his life, Natan has worked to develop his unique painting technique, in which he mixes all kinds of plastic materials in different quantities, which include, amongst other things silicon and acrylic, which he then applies on the canvas. This medium creates a 3D texture on the surface. Sometimes he adds Swarovski elements and all kinds of glitter to the end result. The materials are painstakingly and entirely made by Natan, and there is no machinery involved in the process. 

Natan executes portraits of famous people and paints homages to famous works of art which have influenced and impacted his life deeply both through philosophy and Pop Culture. By painting them Natan expresses the respect he has for them and their great impact on his world. In his words: “I paint famous people and homages of art works by great masters that have had a deep impact on my life, as did my parents and teachers, who heavily contributed to my spiritual worldview and are depicted in my paintings too. These people were my ‘babysitters’ and by painting them now, I express, without the slightest hint of cynicism, my great appreciation and endless thanks to them for building my inner world. My paintings come from my great appreciation and personal gratitude to the painted figure and not out of a desire to educate or preach any message other than love.” Natan Elkanovich 

Creations

 
Natan Elkanovich
Natan Elkanovich

Homage to Lichtenstein, Pizza 2019 Acrylic and mixed media on aluminum 64 x 64 cm

Natan Elkanovich
Natan Elkanovich

I wanna be real 201 Acrylic & mixed media on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Natan Elkanovich
Natan Elkanovich

Love 2017 Acrylic & mixed media on canvas 120 x 120 cm

Natan Elkanovich
Natan Elkanovich

No WiFi 2018 Acrylic & mixed media on canvas 120 x 160 cm

Natan Elkanovich
Natan Elkanovich

The Trap of Love 2019 Acrylic & mixed media on canvas 120 x 145 cm

Homage to Lichtenstein, 120x120, close u
Homage to Lichtenstein, 120x120, close u

Homage to Lichtenstein (Detail) 2019 Acrylic and mixed media on aluminum 64 x 64 cm

 

Exhibitions

Education


1993

BFA in Fashion Design at the Shenkar School of Engineering and Design

Solo Shows

2018

Natan Elkanovich, Elsie Building Lobby (Byonce`s offfices), New York, USA

Pop Images, Refinery Pop Up Gallery, New York, USA

Pop Icons, King David lounge, Ben Gurion Airport

 

2016

Wave On, Andrew Weiss Gallery at the Silversea

 

2014

Icon on Air, Eden Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

2011

Childhood Memories, Theatre Gallery, Holon, Israel

 

2010

Orit Duek, Caesarea, Israel

 

2008

Natan Elkanovich, Arbitman`s Design Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2006

Natan "Prince of Pop-Art", Simic New Renaissance Gallery, Palm Desert,
Natan "Prince of Pop-Art", Simic New Renaissance Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

 

2005

New Works, Design2005 Exhibition, Israeli Building and Design Center Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2004

Friends, Israeli Building and Design Center Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2003

Cultural Heroes, Arania Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

1999

Spilt Milk, Amalia Arbel Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Group Shows

2021

Almosnino Fine Art, St.Barthelamy

 

2020

DTR Modern Galleries, Soho, New York
ODE TO ART Gallery, Singapore
Corridor Philly, Philadelphia, USA

 

2019

Contempop Gallery, Israel-New York
Hong Kong Art Fair, by Corridor Contemporary Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
La Biennale di Venezia, "The Dream World", by Saphira & Ventura Galery, NY

AAF NYC, by Contempop Gallery, New-York, USA
Philadelphia Fine Art Fair, by Corridor Contemporary Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

India Art Fair, by Bruno Gallery, New Delhi, India
ZK Gallery, Home Artists, San Francisco, USA


2018

LA Art Show, by Contempop Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Tribes Gallery, Group Exhibition, Tel Aviv, Irael
Bridgehampton Art Fair, by Contempop gallery, the Hamptons, New-York, USA 2018 Gefen Fine Art Gallery,Group Exhibition, San Francisco, USA
AAF NYC, by Contempop Gallery, New-York, USA
Blue Gallery, Group Exhibition, Miami, USA

 

2017

Corridor Contemporary Gallery, Home Artists, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Imagination 2017, Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel

New-York Art Expo, by Bruno Gallery, New-York, USA


2016

Bruno Art Group Gallery, Group Exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel
Imagination 2016, Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel 2016 Singapore AAF, by Bruno Gallery, Singapore


2015

Imagination 2015, Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel 2014 Eden Gallery, Home Artists, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, San Francisco, New-York

California, USA

2014

Ode To Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Singapore
Imagination 2014, Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2013

Nuances et Lumiere Gallery, Group Exibition, Lyon, Franc

Mensing Galleries, Group Exhibitions
Imagination 2013, Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Amsterdam AAF, by Minotauer Gallery, Amsterdam


2012

Imagination

Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`Poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2011

Mabat Ge`e, Gebo Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Icon People, Dizengof Center Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2010 Amsterdam AAF, by Minotauer Gallery, Amsterdam; Holland
magination

Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`Poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel 2009 Summer, Gebo Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel


Home Artists, Eden Gallery, New-York, San-Diego, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem

 

2008 

Sofa Chicago, by EdenChicago, USA
Olim be`Omanut, Bat-Yam Art Institute, Israel
Home Artists, Eden Gallery, New-York, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem
New-York Art-Expo, by Eden Gallery, New-York, USA
Imagination

Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`Poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2007

City`s Rhythm, Holon Art Museum, Holon, Israel
Imagination

Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`Poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2006

New-York Art-Expo, by Simic Gallery,New-York, USA
Imagination

Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`Poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2005

Middle East North West, Israeli Ambassador residence, London, UK

Ze`ev Schiff`s Portraits, Ramat Gan Art Museum, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Red Carpet, Liora Kantarevich Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Imagination 2005, Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`Poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2004

USA Flag, DotFiftyOne Gallery, Miami, USA
Home Artists, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Imagination 2004, Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`Poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel 2003 Newcomers, Jeff Strikhoff Gallery, New-York, USA


2003

ArtLink@Sotheby`s International young Art, Raanana Gallery, Ranana, Israel

New-York Art-Expo, by Rozenfeld Gallery, New-York, USA
Frankfurt Art Fair, by Rozenfeld Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
Imagination 2003, Israeli Aids Task Force & Bank Ha`Poalim, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2002

ArtLink@Sotheby`s International young Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
ArtLink@Sotheby`s International young Art, Amsterdam, Holland
ArtLink@Sotheby`s International young Art, New-York, USA

 

2001

Jabotinsky Collection, Jabotinsky Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

2000

 

Bialick Portraits, Bialick Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel