An image of rocks is split into two panels, interrupted with white space and bright yellow blocks, like the panels of a fence. Kadisman’s sculptural work often references the rocky, desert landscapes of Israel, and here the artist extends that theme into his two dimensional work using screenprinting techniques. Red Rocks
, also in Tate’s collection, uses the same image of rocks and explores the effect of red areas.
Original: Screenprint on paper 54.6 x 90.8 cm Tate. Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Insitute of Contemporary Prints 1975 © Menashe Kadishman, courtesy www.kadishman.com
Menashe Kadishman (1932 – 2015) was an Israeli artist, working in sculpture and paint. Born in Mandate Palestine, Kadishman studied first with the Israeli sculptor Moshe Sternschuss at the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, and then in Jerusalem with the Israeli sculptor Rudi Lehmann. Alongside these studies, he worked as a shepherd to support his family, his father having died when Kadishman was 15. In 1959, he moved to London, where he studied art at both Saint Martin's School of Art and the Slade School of Art, and with Anthony Caro and Reg Butler. His work won 11 awards from 1960–2002, and his sculptures, paintings and public installation works are held in collections all over the world. Several pieces form part of Tate’s collection.