Dyani, (Annie BENDAYAN) a painter and an art teacher, was born in 1955 and lived with her family in France. In 1975 she immigrated to Israel in
order to study the sciences at Hebrew University. She also studied architecture .
Annie's passion for art began early, but she reserved twenty years of her life for
her family which included raising seven children and twenty one grandchildren.
During those years, however, Annie retained a constant relationship with art by working as an art teacher in Israel.
Her love of art and painting started at a young age where she explored
different ways of expressing her creativity. Her artistic diversity and ability
to work with various media and styles has proven to be a great asset to her
creative career. Although she enjoyed architecture and design, she constantly longed for new
challenges and creative freedom. So in 2000 she ventured on her own
and made a career of what had, until then, been limited to merely a passionate
Initially she chose to paint in a classic impressionist style. However, even in this classic style her use of vibrant colors is what often strikes people at first. The colors
she uses are carefully chosen, exuding a strong presence, as well as, adding a symbolic aspect to her
work. The passionate reds, pure range of blues and warm yellows
are seared into the viewer’s memory, leaving them emotionally charged. The viewer will
lose themselves in the warmth and comfort of a familiar place. The paintings
convincingly depict the naive impressions and memories left in the
mind, perhaps years after visiting a specific locale. Her unique style and execution bring to
mind images of great frescoes on old crumbling walls. The unusual use of
mixed media and subject matter, are a perfect marriage.
Her unique paintings are bold, vibrant and dramatic. Compelling
compositions and beautiful light are incorporated into each painting or perhaps a
breathtaking still life. Her works are absolutely stunning.
As her passion grew, Annie began to dedicate more and more time to her love.
“…Painting is communication, and the viewer has to understand what is being
says DYANI, explaining her philosophy of art.
“…It should reflect G-d's beauty and creation".
Gradually, Dyani gave in to the influences of
fauvism and cubism. Her desire for challenge led her to explore the borders
between abstract and figurative painting. Mastering an excellent technique
and taking on an inner journey she introduced
characters into her work and decided to take off in an imaginary word.
Discarding conventionalism, in a world of dreams where rules and disorder
combine she gives way to freedom of expression, creation and invention
enhanced by her artistic maturity. With the full sketch in mind, Dyani
works her canvas, composes it, assembles and equilibrates forms and
colors. Working with either abundant or almost transparent matter and
texture, she always remains faithful to her emotions. In a world of color and
substance, the light seems to vibrate from behind the canvas. Some will
retain the festive atmosphere, others will be carried into a deep
meditation...free to follow her dreams.
Free to choose her medium, (oil or
watercolors), she selects her brushes or palette knife, which she
manipulates with ease. The diversity of gestures and implements allows
her a certain invention. More figurative and impressionist than anything
else, she at times flirts with abstraction, influenced solely by the flow of
her passion. From a precise line to a rapid stroke of the palette knife; from
transparency to thick opacity; from detail to suggestion, she is guided by
her intuition only. A universe offered, in apparent simplicity, awakens joy
of life in those who would but grasp it.
DYANI an artist painter finds painting to be a source of inexhaustible inspiration.
Her paintings have an emotional quality that can be felt as well as seen.
2002-2003: Jerusalem Pearl Dan Hotel solo exhibition
2003: PARIS Art Club Gallery, group exhibition.
2003: Graal gallery, (Mosaic), FRANCE solo exhibition.
2003: LONDON group exhibition "ISRAEL expo 2003"
2003 Merkaz Hatarbout Hasepharadit , Jerusalem
2004 gallery ‘’George 5 Gallery’’, Jerusalem ''FLY AWAY''
2004-2005 Gallery ‘’George 5 Gallery’’ presents DYANI in LOS ANGELES ,
2005 Single exhibition , Migdale Azrieli ,TEL-AVIV
2005-2007 Solo exhibitions, New York, Los Angeles by ‘’George 5 Gallery’’
2007: exhibition at the Knesset Israel, Jerusalem
2007: exhibition at the cultural civilizations center , Hillel street, 27 Jerusalem
2008 : group exhibition at new York ARTEXPO
2009 : group exhibition at Binianei Ha’ouma for the French community in Israel
2010 : private exhibition, LOS ANGELES
2012: JERUSALEM THEATRE: solo exhibition
2012 :INTERNATIONAL SALON watercolor ''CONFLUENCES''
in Aiguillon ( FRANCE) november 2012
2013: ART&MUSIC GALLERY rehov salmon Jerusalem
SAFRAI GALLERY rehov king david Jerusalem
SOUSSANA GALLERY ,rehov king david Jerusalem
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