SILENCE IN PRAGUE

INTRODUCTION

The impetus for Mazal’s series, Silence in Prague, was a trip to the Czech Republic and a visit to the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the longest surviving Jewish burial grounds in the world.  The historic site – which dates from the mid 1400s to the late eighteenth century and is the resting ground for thousands of the local Jewish community – had a profound effect on the artist and he chronicled the experience, as he always does, through photography.

As he edited the images, digitally manipulating them until the tableaux of ancient headstones was entirely abstracted, Mazal realized his next body of work was materializing before his eyes.  In the Silence in Prague paintings, Mazal combines techniques and visual elements he has been developing for years. The result are angular forms charged with energy, color and texture.

PAINTINGS

SP Black 1 2019 Oil on linen 77 x 113 inches / 195.6 x 287 cm
SP Black 2, 2019 Oil on linen 60 x 66 inches / 152.4 x 167.6 cm
SP Black 3, 2019 Oil on linen 55 x 60 inches / 139.7 x 152.4 cm
SP Black 4, 2019 Oil on linen 55 x 60 inches / 139.7 x 152.4 cm
SP Black 5, 2019 Oil on linen 48 x 64 inches / 122 x 162.6 cm
SP Black 6, 2019 Oil on linen 36 x 48 inches / 91.4 x 122 cm
SP Black 7, 2019 Oil on linen 36 x 48 inches / 91.4 x 122 cm
SP Black 8, 2019 Oil on linen 30 x 32 inches / 76.2 x 81.3 cm
SP Black 9, 2019 Oil on linen 30 x 32 inches / 76.2 x 81.3 cm
SP Black 10, 2019 Oil on linen 30 x 32 inches / 76.2 x 81.3 cm
SP Black 11, 2019 Oil on linen 30 x 32 inches / 76.2 x 81.3 cm
SP Black 12, 2019 Oil on linen 30 x 32 inches / 76.2 x 81.3 cm
SP Black 13, 2019 Oil on linen 30 x 32 inches / 76.2 x 81.3 cm
SP Text 1, 2019 Oil on linen 77 x 113 inches / 195.6 x 287 cm
SP Text 2, 2019 Oil on linen 77 x 84 inches / 195.6 x 213.4 cm
SP Text 3, 2019 Oil on linen 77 x 84 inches / 195.6 x 213.4 cm
SP Text 4, 2019 Oil on linen 60 x 66 inches / 152.4 x 167.6 cm
SP Text 5, 2019 Oil on linen 48 x 64 inches / 122 x 162.6 cm

PHOTOGRAPHS

Silence in Prague T 1 - T 4 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 24 x 24 inches / 61 x 61 cm each
Silence in Prague T 1 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 24 x 24 inches / 61 x 61 cm
Silence in Prague T 2 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 24 x 24 inches / 61 x 61 cm
Silence in Prague T 3 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 24 x 24 inches / 61 x 61 cm
Silence in Prague T 4 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 24 x 24 inches / 61 x 61 cm
Silence in Prague PH 1 - 14 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm each
Silence in Prague PH 1 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 2 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 3 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 4 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 5 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 6 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 7 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 8 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 9 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 10 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 11 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 12 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 13 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
Silence in Prague PH 14 2019 Pigment ink print on paper 11.25 x 12 inches / 28.6 x 30.5 cm
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