Moshé Elimelech was exposed to the artistic process by observing his fathers technique as a master craftsman. He began his course of study at the Avni Art Institute in Israel and then went on to study at The Polytechnic College of Design in Tel Aviv. After two and a half years in the army working as an Art Director for the Israeli army publication house, Maarachot, Elimelech went on to Paris where he assisted the internationally known artist Yaakov Agam.
Elimelech has dedicated himself to the investigation of formal elements making use of a strong foundation in design. He has explored a variety of mediums including drawing, gouache, oil, and watercolor. Ultimately, he began making a robust statement in acrylic painting, utilizing a sculptural substrate which involves a playful, interactive engagement with his audience.
Elimelech was selected as a contributing artist for the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984 and is a recipient of the Windsor Newton award by the Watercolor West Society. In addition to his current studio practice as a fine artist, Elimelech's design work has been featured internationally, in galleries and museums, such as the Palm Springs Desert Museum; Las Vegas Art Museum; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Korean Cultural Center; Galley 825; Gallery C; and at the MOCA exhibit “Fresh”; as well as in the museum stores of MoMA in New York; MOCA in Los Angeles; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
He resides with his wife, fashion designer Shelli Segal, and family in Los Angeles.
The Play of Logic, The Logic of Play
By Peter Frank
Geometricism is probably the least well-understood idiom in modern and contemporary art. Viewers assume that it is ruled by logic, if not by mathematics, and is thus devoid of human feeling, absent of humor, and resistant to the involvement of spectators. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth...
The Counterpoint of Incident and Intention
The hard-ruled lines and strict (if not exactly hard-edged) geometrics of Moshé Elimelech's water-colours belie the mutability of their configurations, the variation of form, structure, and (naturally) colour that plays out within their softly delineated edges. Theres a musicality both in the rhythmic structuring...
Moshe Elimelech-Design into Art
The definitive look of clean, elegant surfaces, polished aluminum, bright prismatic colored cubes sporting simple graphic shapes, and orderly gridded arrangements might initially brand Moshe Elimelech's painted wall sculptures as Neo-Modernist. Indeed formally and aesthetically they recall...
Grew up in Israel, Lives and work in Los Angeles
1963-1965 – The Polytechnic Institute of Design, Tel Aviv, Israel
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 – Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, CA “Arrangements”
2014 – Sesom Gallery, ChangWon, South Korea
2014 – CMay Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Suspended Geometry”
2012 – LA Artcore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Arrangements”
2012 – L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA “Geometric Geographics”
2008 – Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA “Reflections”, installation
2007 – L2Kontemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2002 – The Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2002 – Sylvia White Gallery-Los Angeles, CA
1998 – Hakikar Gallery, Jafa, Israel
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 – Timothy Yarger Fine Art, "Art Palm Springs", Palm Springs, CA
2017 – Timothy Yarger Fine Art, "LA Art Show", Los Angeles, CA
2016 – "Cube Art Fair", Brussels, Belgium
2016 – Timothy Yarger Fine Art, "Art Palm Springs", Palm Springs, CA
2016 – Timothy Yarger Fine Art, "LA Art Show", Los Angeles, CA
2015 – Baik Fine Art Gallery, "Art Palm Springs", Palm Springs, CA
2013 – Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, “Das Paar”
2011 – Art Gate Gallery, “Summer Kaleidoscope”, New York, NY
2010 – Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
2010 – Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2010 – Gotthelf Art Gallery, “From Desert to Desert”, La Jolla, CA
2009 – MOCA, Fresh, Auction, Los Angeles, CA
2009 – Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, “From There to Here”, Los Angeles, CA
2007 – Adamar Fine arts, Miami Florida
2007 – MOCA, Fresh, Auction, Los Angeles, CA
2007 – Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2006 – Gallery 33, Long Beach, CA
2006 – Gallery 825, “Summer Kaleidoscope”, Los Angeles, CA
2005 – MOCA, Fresh, Auction, Los Angeles, CA
2005 – Don OMelveny Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 – Gallery C, “Touch Me”, Hermosa Beach, CA –
2004 – Keller&Greene Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003 – Don OMelveny Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 – Don OMelveny Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 – The Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2002 – City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA
2002 – Soapbox Gallery, Venice, CA
2001 – Sylvia White Gallery-Los Angeles, CA
1985 – Windsor Newton Award, Watercolor West Society
1984 – Contributing artist for the Los Angeles Olympics