10.10 – 11.11.2018
Allegorical Hares of Irena Aizen
Most paintings by Irena Aizen feature a stout hare, dressed in human clothes, with a quaint look on the face. The author was inspired by the works of Albrecht Dürer and discovered that different mythologies have associated the hare with the strengths and weaknesses characteristic to humans. In the composition of her works, an important role is given to elements that are placed on top of one another as a pyramid. These elements emphasise people’s aspiration for harmony and are logically related.
Irena Aizen was born in Russia. Coming from a family of artists, she is a third-generation artist in her family. In 1981, Aizen graduated from Yaroslavl Art School, whereafter she worked as an illustrator for a publishing house. Since 1990, she has been residing in Israel. Her artworks are represented in Tribes Fine Art Gallery and Egozi Gallery in Tel Aviv, Israel, and in private collections in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Russia, Israel, UK, China, etc.