Tamar Kalifon

Tamar Kalifon

Tamar Kalifon was born on 1987 in Kibbutz Tzuba in the Judean hills. Despite the close proximity to Jerusalem, the kibbutz maintains an agricultural, egalitarian and communal character, even to this day. Therefore, growing up in such an environment has shaped Tamar’s character, identity and world-views.
Tamar went to the Arts high-school in Jerusalem. The path to higher education naturally lead to the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Her academic studies were lead by Israel’s noted artists, These have greatly contributed to Tamar’s professional development and love of the arts.
Since her graduation, Tamar has been exhibiting her art in venues, group-exhibitions as well as single-exhibitions. These include, among others, ,,Fresh Paint” contemporary art and design fair (2017), Whatever Comes to Your Hand exhibition (2016), Hotline Bling art and design exhibition, and more.
Nowadays Tamar continues to create and exhibit her art in various platforms and channels, in as well as outside of Israel.

Tamar Kalifon
Tamar Kalifon

Two-dimensional works with duct tape

The rationale behind Tamar Kalifon’s exhibition draws inspiration from architectural structures she creates a space built with a limited toolbox of geometric shapes, typical to the urban landscape. Over the course of Tamar’s work process, an interactive dance takes place: exposure, camouflage, concealment, and the creation of new geometric order. The resulting image undermines natural order and defines a world in which the spatial conditions are flexible and misleading.
Tamar works with rolls of duct tape; a technigue imposing straight and uncompromising lines, and a limited color palette. What at times seems as limiting, actually allows the practice of placing the material at a given pace. A metaphorical drumbeat guides the placing of the lines and the connections between the geometrical shapes. One plane of work is subjected to a certain beat, while the plane resting above it is controlled by a different beat, and so on.
Between the geometric conditioning and urban landscape, a space is left blank for the imagination to fill, enriching the color spectrum, reflecting personal, inguisitive, and critical interpretation. Presenting a work in isolation or in relation to other works reflects different points of view as to their role and placement in space. By doing so, the various chords of each work are connected and made up into a new musical piece, changing its character the more deeply it is viewed.

Tower of David Museum exhibition

Nylon #3 – a unique exhibition hosted by the Tower of David Museum and the Culture and Arts Division of Jerusalem municipality. The exhibition, focusing on contemporary art, included outstanding works of selected graduates of academic institutions of arts and design.
The uniqueness of the exhibition is its being held during nighttime, out in the open field of the Tower of David Museum, from dusk to dawn.
Of the 30 items that were included in the exhibition, Tamar got to present three large pieces, on the walls of the Tower of David. The pieces appeared in a formation that challenges the conventional display – out in the open, with different lighting, great space, and amidst the views of the old city of Jerusalem. In this one-of-a-kind atmosphere, the spiritual aspect is increased, stretching further the boundaries of art, and the personal connections between it and the beholder.
In addition to the role Tamar’s pieces played in the exhibition, the artist herself participated in a live-audience performance: Tamar was situated in a historic digging site in the area of the museum, where she created a new and original piece in front of the audience. Working in front of onlookers was greatly affected by the special and exciting atmosphere that was present at the scene, as well as taking an active role in shaping it.

Tamar Kalifon
Tamar Kalifon
Tamar Kalifon

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Duct tape on plywood.
135X190 cm
2017

Duct Tape On Plywood
Size 110/60

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Duct tape on plywood.
110X60 cm
2017

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Duct tape on plywood.
70X70 cm
2017

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Duct tape on plywood.
70X70 cm
2015

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Duct tape on plywood.
70X70 cm
2016

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Duct tape on plywood.
70X70 cm
2016

David Tower
Duct tape on plywood.
70X200 cm
2017

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Duct tape on plywood.
160X40 cm
2017

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Duct tape on plywood.
70X110 cm
2016

Tamar Kalifon

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Duct tape on plywood.
150X100 cm
2016

Tamar Kalifon

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Duct tape, aluminum foil tape on plywood.
200X140 cm
2016

Tamar Kalifon

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Duct tape on plywood.
140X200 cm
2016

Tamar Kalifon

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Duct tape on plywood.
70X100 cm
2016

Tamar Kalifon

Untitled
Duct tape on plywood.
70X110 cm
2016

Tamar Kalifon

Untitled
Duct tape on plywood.
70X100 cm
2016

Tamar Kalifon

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Duct tape, papertap e,aluminum foil tape on plywood.
140X200 cm
2016

Tamar Kalifon

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