Shiff was born in Cologne, Germany in 1931.
He began living in Israel at the age of two, growing up in the
challenging, complex years of the young State. Living through traumatic
political events has scored Shiff's enduring themes with visionary
insight. Benjamin Shiff, an internationally renowned artist, continues
to receive critical acclaim for his exploration of human existence.
The enormous energy of Shiff's paintings, exhibited throughout
the world, explore the merger of prophetic vision with physical
reality. Shiff's monumental figures are drawn from a profound knowledge
of human form and emotional potential, then analyzed through a
metaphysical prism. His subjects are fully cognizant of alienation
and conflict, therefore the constant search for comfort and refuge.
Powering the canvas with a riveting presence, these luxurious shapes
evoke melancholy and inspire meditation. Shiff achieves a refractive
quality by overlapping color planes and combining natural and mystical
forms into intricate, demanding composites.
Relentlessly examining creative principles, Benjamin
Shiff enriched his technique through advanced Art studies (The
Old Master Technique)
in Austria. His intellectual infrastructure was enhanced through
the study of Philosophy, intensifying the spiritual and mystical
dimension of his work.
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