ESERNYŐS Galéria Budapest BUDA
Art Market Budapest 2017
contemporary art from Israel
Color Preformations | Dan Reisinger kiállítása
10 OCTOBER 2017
Pataki Gábor megnyitóbeszéde
Budapest, Esernyős Óbudai Kulturális,
Turisztikai és Információs
Pont Nonprofit Kft., Fő tér 2, 1033
Reisinger was born in Kanjiža, Serbia, into a family of painters and decorators active in Austria-Hungary and the Balkans. Most family members died in the Holocaust, including his father. As a teenager, he became active in the Partisan Pioneer Brigade and, with his mother and stepfather, immigrated to Israel in 1949. Reisinger initially lived in a transit camp and then worked as a house painter in order to earn money from almost any source. In 1950 at age 16, he was accepted as a student—its youngest up to the time—at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, there to 1954.
During mandatory service in the Israeli Air Force from 1954, he was the art director of its books and other publications. While there, he attended a class on postage-stamp design taught by Abram Games, who became his mentor and friend. Subsequently, he traveled, studied, and worked in Europe: from 1957 in Brussels and then onto London where, 1964–66, studied stage and three-dimensional design at the Central School of Art and Design, designed posters for Britain’s Royal Mail, and worked for other clients while making intermittent visits to Israel. Then in 1966, he returned permanently to Israel and established a studio in Tel Aviv and today in Giv’atayim.
Born in Kanjiza, Yugoslavia to a family of craftsmen who decorated buildings throughout the Balkans. His father also painted miniature landscapes.
Hidden by Serbian families during the Nazi occupation .His father perished in Hungarian forced-labor units. Most of his family did not survive the Holocaust.
In gymnasium, his talent for drawing and color were utilised for making maps and posters.
Immigrated to new State of Israel with mother and step-father; worked as a housepainter.
Studied painting, sculpture and poster design at Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem; graduated with distinction.
Served in Israel Air Force as head of publications department; awarded for excellence .Participated in stamp-design course given by renowned British designer, Abram Games.
For his 70th birthday, the Hungarian Government had honored Reisinger with a comprehensive one man show at the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest. The exhibition is currently traveling to other Europian countries under the patronage of the Israeli Ministry of Forign Affairs.
Appointed member of Israel Council for Higher Education. Served on Holocaust Memorial Committee, Budapest at invitation of Prime Minister of Hungary .Created proposal for sculpture to commemorate victims of Hungarian forced-labor units.
“Dan Reisinger/selected works”- book initiated, compiled and published by Tsinghua University, China – in series of ‘international great masters of graphic design.
Awarded highest recognition – The Israel Prize .Architectural and environmental projects: sculpture park at Weizmann Institute of Science; relief murals at Bar Ilan University Business Faculty; murals at Tel Hashomer Rehabilitation Center. Appointed honorary member of Israel Designers’ Association .Included in Icograda design hall of fame publication -“Masters of the 20th Century”
First one-man exhibition of Israeli designer in New York. Worked in New York as consultant to Thompson Medical .Designed symbol for Peace Treaty between Israel and Jordan. Total design program for Tambour Paint Industries .Appointed honorary member of Brno Biennale Committee and Russian Academy of Design.
Created collages for Passover Haggadah published by Rabbinical Assembly of New York .Corporate identity programs for: Teva pharmaceuticals, Delek fuel stations, Agrexco agricultural exports, Atelie 212 Belgrade, Electra, Arkia and others .Created series of award-winning calendars for Iscar Co. Taught at Haifa University and at Wizo College, Haifa. Served as adviser to Beautiful Israel Society, Bank of Israel, Tel Aviv municipality and Bezalel Academy.
Designed aluminium-cast relief at Yad VashemHolocaust Museum, Jerusalem .Worked in Paris with master-printer Michel Casa on production of serigraph-edition of “Scrolls of Fire”.
Created series of 53 paintings – “Scrolls of Fire” – to texts by poet Abba Kovner; works depict the spiritual and physical fight for survival of the Jewish people throughout history.
First one-man exhibition of an Israeli designer at The Israel Museum Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Designed new El Al logo and corporate identity -received Chicago Award for design of ground equipment. Won first prize for design of all 3 army medals. First prize for Maccabiah Games poster – continued to create posters and image of Maccabiah until 2001. Taught at Bezalel Academy. Elected to membership of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) and Art Directors’ Club of New York.
Tambour paint manufacturers, symbol, logo, stationary,
factory environment and packaging for all groups of paint and solvents
Recalled to Israel to design central section ofIsraeli Pavilion at Expo’67 Montreal.Created Israel’s first color magazine ‘AT’ -together with editor, Tomy Lapid. Opened independent studio in Tel Aviv; scope of work expanded to symbols, logos, corporate identities, color environments, exhibitions, stamps and calendars .Continued to paint in separate studio .Notable projects: symbol and interior environment of Habimah National Theatre; ‘Let my People Go’ protest poster; supergraphics along sea-shore promenade in Tel Aviv.
Back in England, studied 3D and stage design at Central School of Art .Designed carpets for ICI. Created mural at Furniture Research Institute, Stevenage.
Married Annabelle and returned to Israel. Worked as art director at Tal Arieli ,Israel’s largest ad agency at the time .Designed posters for Habimah National Theatre .
In London, studied drawing and painting at Central School of Art. Designed posters for British Post Office and other institutions. Established life-long friendship with Abram Games and other leading designers.
Belgium. Worked freelance for Commissar General of Brussels Expo’58. Won first prize for poster of Expo International Science Pavilion. Joined design team at Israeli Pavilion.
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu, University of Bucharest -“Ways”.
Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest – “Ways” travelling exhibition of selected works.Cvijeta Zuzoric Pavillion, Belgrade – “Ways”.
Island of Hvar and Zagreb, Croatia – ‘Jerusalem / place and symbol’ -prints and paintings.Travelling exhibition of posters in Hungary.
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kadima – logos and symbols.
Theatre Gallery, Holon – paintings.
Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico City – design works.
Amalia Arbel Gellery, Tel Aviv – calligraphic drawings.
International Typeface Corporation,
New York -‘from Aleph to Z’ – design works.
Gallery of Contemporary Art, Belgrade – “Scrolls of Fire” serigraphs.
Horace Richter Gallery, Jaffa – ‘Moma calendar as Mural’.
Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv – paintings.
Beit Ariela Library, Tel Aviv – Haggadah collages.
Deicas Art Gallery, La Jolla – paintings.
Jewish Museum, New York – “Scrolls of Fire” paintings.
Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv – “Scrolls of Fire” paintings
on permanent display at this museum.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art – design works.
Israel Museum, Jerusalem – design works.
Ben Uri Gallery, London – paintings.
Israel Cultural Center, Brussels – paintings.
Tel Aviv Promanade 1970
supergraphics were painted along the promenade to revive delapidated spaces and buildings