“In his exceptional style, inspired by vintage magazine images and old family photo
albums that go back to the early 20th century, Gil Haller manages to distill
history and culture into paintings and drawings that serve almost as time capsules: life that has stood still.
Haller’s palette draws an interesting and unique black and white range of colors,
managing to extract a wide tonal range of emotional expressions, of time and space,
temperature and mental statements.
Haller’s outstanding talent does not come out only by his phenomenal technical
abilities, which by themselves are considered virtuoso, but by his ability to avoid sliding into over-sentimental expressions or mannerism. The restraint in Haller’s paintings and superb punctuality give the feeling of a time-tunnel that the perceiver is being drawn into, yet without a nostalgic and saccharine remembrance.
These paintings crafted by Haller are a mirror to a lost period, without being anachronistic; they are wonderfully contemporary, fresh, yet very touching
But along with his ‘historic’ paintings, Haller practices perceptual colorful compositions, taken from his everyday life, travels and immediate family sights and experiences. These pastoral landscapes and mis-en- scènes, might be perceived as a multi-dimensional doubting examination of the current present, which does not come across as taken straight from reality, where as the realistic b&w images are crystal clear but taken from a far, distant recollection, as trying to cling on a solid, safe to remember past.
Gil Haller carries the torch of excellence in contemporary painting, while respecting yet questioning representational imagery of past culture, along with the tradition of realistic-figurative painters”
Art Historian & Curator
Courses with Stuart Shills, Neal Reilly, Rita Natarova,
Eldar Farber and Ben Tritt.
2002-2003 ISA (International school of art) Umbria, Italy.
2 semesters on a student exchange program.
Studied with Bruce Gagnier, Ron Cohen, Dan Gustin
and Allen Feltus.
2000-2001 Jerusalem print shop. Etching techniques with Sharon Polyakine
1997-2000 Studied sculpture in “Create a space” – Paul Harrison Taylor.
2015 Artstation gallery, Tel-Aviv – Have we met before ? (Solo)
2014 P8 gallery, Tel-Aviv – Tough and tender (Group)
2014 Artstation gallery, Tel-Aviv (Group)
2013 SWAB, Barcelona international contemporary art fair
2013 Artstation gallery, Tel-Aviv – Point of views (Group)
2012 Artspace gallery, Jerusalem – You had to be there (Solo)
2012 Ferrate art gallery, Tel-Aviv (Group)
2012 Stern gallery, Tel-Aviv – On the line (Group)
2012 An open gallery on buildings, Tel-Aviv municipality
2012 Me contemporary, Copenhagen – What is Real? (Group)
2011 Stern gallery, Tel-Aviv – What’s in a landscape? (Group)
2011 Preview Berlin
2011 Stern gallery, Tel-Aviv – Petite (Group)
2011 Tel Aviv Harbor, Toy (Group)
2011 Tavi art gallery, Tel-Aviv – Ghosts (Group)
2010 Tavi art gallery, Tel-Aviv – Crossing of the fantasy (Group)
2010 Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris (Group)
2010 Secret art – Leumi bank (Group)
2009 Stern Gallery, Tel-Aviv – Objects of desire (Group)
2008 Stern Gallery, Tel-Aviv – Israeli (Group)
2007 Stern Gallery, Tel-Aviv – New Faces (Group)
2007 Reshamim III – The Third Jerusalem Drawing Biennial
2007 Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem – Peephole (Solo)
2007 Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem – Summer group show (Group)
2006 Stern Gallery, Tel-Aviv – Summer group show (Group)
2005 Artspace, Jerusalem – No strings attached (Solo)
2004 Artspace, Jerusalem – JSS graduates (Group)
2002 G8 Gallery Umbria, Italy (Group)