Nephilim Magazine Launchby Camea Smith | 11.01.18
Klone is a multi-disciplinary artist, renowned for his drawings, installations, graffiti and larger-than-life murals in various urban spaces. Currently living and working in Tel Aviv, the Ukrainian born artist is always on the go, creating artworks in his studio as well as in the public sphere. Two years ago, Klone launched Nephilim, a magazine which has set itself a goal to exhibit works by local creators.
Nephilim was named after mystical creatures mentioned both in the Old and New Testament, a word often associated with otherworldly beings – giants or fallen angels. Each edition of the magazine features ten participants from different fields of expertise, such as tattoo artists, designers, illustrators and poets. The newest publication launched this week is an issue entitled A Clearing, accompanied by a group exhibition and performance events in The Red House, a shared studio space and cultural center located in the Shapira neighbourhood in south Tel Aviv.
The latest addition to Nephilim is the mutual brainchild of Klone and Mika Bar-On Nesher, an artist and writer based in NYC. Together, they have hand-picked a group of artists, most of them are Israelis or newcomers who have chosen Tel Aviv as their home base. The featured artists include the fashion photographer Dudi Hasson, the actress Maya Landsmann, the street artist Know Hope, the painter Tsuki Garbian and the Parisian writer Laura Moses.
Published quarterly and printed in a black and white format, Nephilim’s new issue focuses on artworks which revolve around themes of density, space, overload and respite. The notion of space, either man-made or natural, is embodied in the physical form of paper and ink, in the intervals created while flicking through the pages of the carefully edited materials comprising the magazine. The exhibition will be open until January 20 at The Red House, Israel Masalant Street 39, Tel Aviv and the magazine will be offered for sale in a limited edition of 300 copies.