Biography


Tomer Rosenthal, born 1987 in Jerusalem, is an artist and DJ. He received a BFA and MFA in Fine Art from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (2011 and 2014).

Rosenthal’s work have been shown in exhibitions including The Jerusalem Print Workshop (2007), Eigen+Art Lab (Berlin, 2014), Galeria Sabot (Cluj-Napoca, 2015), The 6th Biennale for Drawing in Israel (Jerusalem, 2016), Art+Text Budapest (2017), Aleph: an independent project presented at a water tower in Tel Aviv (2017), Lobby Art Space (Tel Aviv, 2018) and more. He has DJed in music festivals and art events in Israel and Europe and designed soundtracks for dance pieces by Yasmeen Godder, The Batsheva Dance Company and others. He is one of the founders of 'Machol', a publication devoted to artists, writings. He is the recipient of Bezalel’s Keshet Award (2011), the New York Foundation for The Art’s Artist Fund (2018) and Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts, Artist Book Fund (2019). He has been a guest lecturer at HaMidrasha – Faculty of the Arts, Beit Berl and  the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.

Tomer Rosenthal’s drawings are rooted in an idiosyncratic cosmology of images—both personal and universal. His works explore symbols and images from ancient religions and cultures, ranging from Neo-Assyrian stone reliefs to medieval illuminated chronicles, 19th century symbolism, and Northern Renaissance iconography. Drawing from a wide range of sources, the world created in his drawings refuses a linear understanding of history—ancient symbols coexist and meld with contemporary imagery, transgressing cultural and temporal boundaries, generating a new, expansive psychic world. The drawings record explorations into non-linear thought and the unconscious, presenting hybrid figures that blur the borders between human, animal and plant. His work highlights an interaction between light and darkness, presenting a unique mythological universe. Working primarily in a small format, Rosenthal’s intricate drawings create artworks that are at once intensely intimate and powerfully evocative.



Contact


tomer.rose@gmail.com



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