David Beeri

"My ultimate aim is to reconstruct the pieces of art, which have been scattered under the cover of individuality, into a perfectly pure and harmonized artistic world, which at the same time overreaches the three dimensions and composes the reality of further spiritual dimensions."

The Rocks Wake Up, 2018, Oil on canvas 61 x 76 cm, 24 x 30 in.

“David Beeri is a deeply inspired, unique artist, gifted with a special talent. He began to paint on December 5th, 1975, driven by a strong inner inspiration. Due to his extraordinary progression, he became nationally known by 1979 and has been an exhibitory artist ever since. He has had numerous exhibitions in Hungary and several other European countries, as well as in Israel, the United States, Japan, China and Canada.

For more than forty years now, David Beeri has surrendered everything to art, and he has created a unique world of pictures. In his pursuit, he has faced the obstacles of huge sacrifices, lack, agony, persecution, crude humiliation, and pain.

Remember, Beeri experienced the Hungarian version of Communism where artists could only prosper if they were willing to be integrated in the faceless mass of Socialist art (“Socialist Realism”) like dumb sheep and worshiped communist idols without raising a voice. No wonder we do not find David Beeri among those fearing for their quarry, he rather chose exile which could not be avoided…

However, nothing could hinder David Beeri in his creative freedom. He continued building his impressive world of paintings, defended at the cost of great sacrifices.

As the years passed, his family grew, and today the artist boasts of eight extremely talented children.

David Beeri’s art is matchless and unreproducible in every respect. His works are made impressively ethereal by a special source of inspiration, unusual spiritualization and a light radiating from within. The beauty and transparent radiance of his colors are created by the secret revelation of EXISTENCE, which makes the paintings reminiscent of a transcendental world.

The singular greatness and uniqueness of David Beeri’s talent as a painter is – among other things – due to his many gifts inherited from the world of arts. If we just grow quiet before one of his paintings, within a few moments we will hear a sound as if coming from an invisible depth, gradually joined by other instruments, and by the time we realize it, we will be hearing music dreamt in perfect beauty and harmony soaring in the air. At the same time, while contemplating his works, to our amazement we will find that what we see is none other than most marvelous poetry. In fact, I dare say that David Beeri’s art comprises one of the purest and fullest realms of paintings in the history of arts.”

- Dr Ferenc Matits , Art historian (2015)

Dance In The Descending Light, 2017 - Oil on canvas 76.2 x 101.6 cm or 30 x 40 in.
Life of the Cliffs, 2018, Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm, 15.7 x 19.7 in.
Heavenly Landscape, 2018, Oil on canvas 50 x 60 cm, 19.7 x 23.6 in.
Tree-Dance X, 2017 - Oil on canvas 41 x 51 cm, 16 x 20 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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