Chaki: Imagined Landscapes

chakiOct1357 36x48Yehouda Chaki presents works that are a believable reality yet entirely of his own making. Chaki’s sought-after oil paintings have been described as “a collision of the outside world with the artist’s innermost visceral perceptions.” The Montreal-based painter combines forceful lines with an emotion-driven sense of colour, as demonstrated in these exquisite landscapes.

ChakiOct1211 38x70Top: October Light 1357 / Above: October Light 1211 (Odon Wagner Contemporary)

October Light 1312October Light 1312 (Odon Wagner)

October Light 1305October Light 1305 (Odon Wagner)

ChakSpringC2-103-48x60inSpring Landscape C2 – 103 (Odon Wagner)

chaki-3Colours of Spring 1359 (Galerie de Bellefeuille)

 Yehouda Chaki was born in Athens in 1938, lived in Tel Aviv from 1945 until 1960, and then emigrated to Montreal in 1962.. From 1967 to 1989, Chaki was head of Painting and Drawing, Department of Fine Arts, at the Saidye Bronfman Centre, where he still is an artistic advisor.

Chaki was educated both in Tel Aviv and at the École des Beaux Arts, Paris. He began exhibiting in group exhibitions in 1959, and solo exhibitions in 1962. Chaki is represented in collections around the world, and the subject of “Chaki: A Language of Passion,” published by Buschlen Mowatt Fine Arts, Vancouver, 1994.

See more of his work at Odon Wagner Contemporary, here.

Or at Galerie de Bellefeuille, here.

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