David Azuz, Israeli/French (1942 - 2014)

David Azuz

David Azuz, who was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1942, has the enviable life of an artist living in one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe, Paris. He has lived in Paris since 1958 and returns to Tel Aviv each summer.

David Azuz has developed a style rich in color. His paintings are masterfully drawn and full of curiosity for the simple details of life. Azuz's subjects in bistros and markets, whether they be in Rome, Paris, Tel Aviv or elsewhere, express the solitude of the individual. They become symbolic of the universal citizen and are deeply moving in their pathos and search for themselves.

In order to capture the ambiance of the markets and bistros, Azuz gets up at dawn to paint from lite. He usually works late at night in the Paris cafes in search of those characteristic attitudes of the bartenders and patrons, which tend to blossom at this time of the evening, for instance, young couples in love, hiding their romance in the corner of a bistro or old ladies getting a little warmth from the anisette they sip slowly to make time go a long way. It is a world claustrophobic and vacant and, at the same time, certainly full of contradictions. In such a world, it is comforting to meet an artist who has not indulged in fashion by abstracting the patterns of life, but. on the contrary, has used his knowledge of classical drawing and, above all, his passionate temperament to communicate to us the simple gestures of life which most have forgotten to do for a long time. Contemporary art has been described as decadent. If it is indeed so, perhaps an artist of the calibre of David Azuz can help point the way out.

ONE-MAN SHOWS
1959 katz Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1960 Nora Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
1961 Kunstzall't Center, Den Haag, Holland
1962 Tiroche's Gallery, Old City, Jaffa, Israel
  Rina Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
1963 Gallery Wirth, Berlin, Germany
1966 Maison de Ia Culture, Paris, France
1967 Galerie Abel Rambert (Rosenberg), Paris, France
1968 Galerie Abel Rambert (Rosenberg), Paris, France
1971 Gallery Bernstein, Elmshorn, Germany
1972 Galerie Abel Rambert (Rosenberg), Paris, France
  Archer Gallery, London, England
1973 Engel Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
1974 Galerie Abel Rambert (Rosenberg), Paris, France
  Gallery Mer-kup, Mexico City, Mexico
1975 Limited Edition Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1976 Limited Edition Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  Galerie L'Arlequin, Paris 1978 Cardo Matignon, Paris
1978 Gallery Cardo Matignon (Charles Nisenbaum), Paris, France
1979 Gallerie Daniel Binn, Metz, France
  Rosenbaum Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
1980 Soufer Gallery, New York, New York, USA
1981 Soufer Gallery, New York, New York, USA
  Gallerie du Perron, Geneva, Switzerland
1982 Soufer Gallery, New York, New York, USA
1983 Galerie René Drouet, Paris, France
1984 Soufer Gallery, New York, New York, USA
1986 Soufer Gallery, New York, New York, USA
1989 Amalyal Arbel Gallery (Retrospective – oils, pastels – 1968 – 1975)
Tel Aviv, Israel
  Soufer Gallery, New York, New York, USA
1992 Galerie Albion, Cannes, France
   
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1958 Art of Tomorrow Museum of Modern Arts, Haifa, Israel
1959 Exhibition Modern Art in Israel Artists House of Jerusalem Haifa, Tel Aviv, Israel
  Man and Humanity in Israel Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel
1960 1st Biennale 1960, Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel
1961 Gallery Jean Tiroche, Jaffa, Israel
1963 Gallery Wirth, Berlin, Germany
1964 Gallery Wirth, Berlin, Germany
  Gallery Wiener, New York,
l965 Galery Wirth, Berlin, Germany
  Galerie Du Fleuve, Paris, France
1966 Gallery Wirth, Berlin, Germany
  Art Festival "66", Combined Synagogues of Great Neck, New York USA
  Galerie Carpentier, Paris, France
1967 Galerie Saint-Peres, Paris, France
  La Jola Museum of Art, Louis and Charlotte Begman Collection, La Jolla, California, USA
1970 Exposition Hotel Royal Monceau, Paris, France
1971 Galerie Abel Rambert (Rosenberg),Paris, France
l972 Galerie Abel Rambert (Rosenberg), Paris France
1973 Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  Galerie Abel Rambert (Rosenberg), Paris, France
  Ohanna Gallery, London, England
1974 Romi Gallery, Rome, Italy
  Exposition Hotel George V, Paris, France
  Adasa Klaskin Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1977 Expositions Artistes Indépendants (Perspectives Israeliennes), Paris, France
1978 Galerie Eupalinos, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  Skirall Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA
1980 Art Expo - New York, New York USA
1981 Art Expo - New York, New York USA
1982 Forum-Exposition, section d’Arras de la Licra, France
1983 Art Expo - New York, New York USA
1988 Galerie Haik, Paris, France
1989 Galerie Turenne, Troyes, France

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