Articles appeared in the French press
Yaacobi, slices of life and Spirituality
Originally from Paris, Yaacobi is a painter, haredi, and lived in Jerusalem for 14 years. Blow of heart from a Jerusalemite gallery, he exhibited for the first time from 13 March 2013 to 14 April 2013, in Israel, in Jerusalem.
Yaacobi: paint the face of things
Yaacobi lived in Jerusalem for 14 years. Until recently, his paintings remained in his studio out of sight, the time to better understand Israeli society and melted in it completely. For Hamodia Magazine, he agreed to talk about his work, his environment and give us some keys to better appreciate his paintings.
Yaacobi entered on Israeli art scene
Arrived in Jerusalem 14 years ago, this former Parisian has, all this time, left his paintings in the private sphere. Today, and thanks to a gallery in the capital, it is exposed and reveals his talent for all to see. The Jewish art exists, and is more than ever glorified. Colors, black and white, taliths and Hebrew letters, Jacob’s ladder, Yaacobi has absorbed its hiérosolomytain environment, before passing on his own … Art.
He was born in Tunis. His father operated a thriving business, importing second-hand clothing from Baltimore and New York.
Because of the lack of religious Jewish life in Tunisia, the family moved to Paris, although the French capital was not yet the makom Torah it is today. He attended a general school and was introduced to the world of art by two friends, ons of a Chinese diplomat. At 13, he traveled to learn in the yeshiva of Aix-les-Baines. “My life was shaped in the yeshiva,” he said. “Anyone who learned under Rav Chaikin owes him his spiritual world.”
World Class Chareidi Art (page 3)
This week, I attended the opening of an art gallery. I do not know much about art, but in this case, any intelligent person could tell that the works on display were the product of a brilliant and highly creative mind. While I don’t know much about art, I do know a little bit about people. The artist
is a baal teshuvah who lives near my own home in Givat Shaul,
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