בלא כותרת, 9 ציורים, אקריליק על דיקט, 35X50 כל אחד, 2005.
בלא כותרת, 6 ציורים, צבע תעשייתי על נייר, 35X50 כל אחד, 2005.
קיר בגלריה מתוך התערוכה, 25 ציורים, אקריליק על דיקט,35X50 כל אחד, 2005.
Read More…It seems that the exhibition finds Zaidel on a crossroads, allowing him to expose his deliberations to the viewer. There are apparent differences between the series, although they all depict rather similar landscapes. In the first series, Zaidel isolates some items in the landscape, creating long clean compositions characterized by flat homogenous color planes. The second series is much more loaded: if the first one “cleaned” the construction sites of hue plays and elements unnecessary for painting, the second seems to compensate for it by an abundance of light and color plays in dense compositions. The apex of the exhibition is the series of drawings, some of which were exhibited last month at the Artists House. The drawings portray too the same derelict views. However, is seems they contain and exhaust the gamut of painting solutions offered in the other series. The means of drawing are supposedly more limited than the means of painting, yet this limitation entails a liberating element, a liberation expresses by Zaidel’s unique brushwork.Thus are reveled the movements of the hand holding the brush, which vary from short and tight movements to long and relaxed ones; between a hard and somewhat clumsy touch and the serene action of a sure hand. Tensions that previously were camouflaged under the cover of the painting are now exposed and rise to the surface. They charge the drawings with an intensive rhythm; at times, Zaidel tames the brush while at other times the brush overcomes him; sometimes he leads the brush along the path he paved, while other times the brush is set loose like a demon, dragging him along an unexpected frantic obstacle course.
עם נטע, בתי, בתערוכה ציור נוף, גלריה אגריפס 12, ירושלים, אוקטובר 2005.