Acquired directly from the artist
Picnic Magazine issue #4 automn-winter 2009-10
"Wild Exaggeration - The Grotesque Body in Contemporary Art", Haifa Museum of Art, July 18, 2009 - January 2, 2010.
The male figures featured in Roey Heifetz's large-scale drawings seem to have been taken from a novella or a fictional fantasy. Floating on the white page's space, severed from any place and identity, these figures' bizarre outlook and surreal attributes echo the figure of the late 18th Century dandy. The soft graphite lines and massive black patches that surround them create a feeling of excess, exaggeration and distortion. It would seem that Heifetz has an intimate relationship with his surreal figures: "I challenge my painted figures to a kind of duel, until, by the end of the process, they have become anonymous and lose all distinguishing characteristics."
Born in Jerusalem, 1978; lives and works in Tel Aviv