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“In the past twenty five years I noticed a new phenomena appearing on the art scene, I call it: ‘ACADEMIC AVANT-GARDISM’. M. Gueffen.

“Art is the Western mans answer to death. With the colours he expresses emotions and with the line he creates the composition in an effort to achieve eternity.” M. Gueffen.


“Art is a metamorphosis. In painting this metamorphosis happens when the brush, loaded with paint, is layed on the surface” M.Gueffen.

Extracts from ‘Few Notes’. A notebook of original thoughts by Menachem Gueffen. Observations on art today and other thoughts.

Menachem Gueffen, born, haifa, israel, studied at Betzalel Art School, Jerusalem then Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. Since,  lived and worked primarily in Europe. Universe  is figurative -expressionist. Works predominantly of women. Mostly oil on canvas and latterly collages of oil and sack on jute. Works in collections worldwide, notably USA, UK, Israel, Italy, France – many one man  shows.