Isaac Kahn

Isaac Kahn was born in 1950 in Kaunas (Lithuania). His father was a painter. In 1964 he moved with his mother and sister to Israel, where he attended the “D. Israel Goldstein” Art Institute and the “Bezalel” Art Academy, in Jerusalem.

In Isaac’s paintings, he attempts to make it appear three-dimensional by presenting his figures to us in multiple viewpoints, seen from different angles and diverse perspectives. His approach to the human figure is portrayed through the redefinition of pictorial space, the reduction of the human anatomy to geometric form and the abandonment of the body’s normal proportions. What he seems to do is organize his perceptions and recompose them into a figurative sequence in which he has concentrated the highest degree of visual unity and a moment of observation.

Isaac Kahn first showed at the International Art Fair in Tel Aviv in 1977 and in the next year exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Eilat, Israel. In 1991 Isaac moved to Italy and participated in several one man shows and group exhibitions. His works have been exhibited from Italy, Uruguay, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, London, Toronto, Paris and throughout the United States.

Today Isaac Kahn resides in both Italy and Israel.