Shimon Okshteyn

Shimon Okshteyn

In his earlier works, the artist concentrated on everyday items that had gone down in history through their type, form or usage – mechanical typewriters, classical telephone, and safety pins. Up until 2005, Okshteyn worked using the more classical techniques of charcoal and graphite.

His characteristic works were still lifes in black and white. In more recent years he applied himself to modernity, which had established itself both rapidly and colourfully in everyday life. In focus here were striking colours and elements of kitsch and consumption.

Honours and Awards:

(1997) Awarded the Biennale Internazionale D’Arte Contemporanea Prize, Florence, Italy

Shimon Okshteyn