Friday, August 29, 2008

Jewish Pop Art

Chassidic pop art is a creative new approach to traditional Chassidic and Jewish art. Combining bright bold color with warm, timeless Judaic and Chassidic images, the artist intertwines the history and deep culture of the Chassidic world with the bright and colorful world we live in today.
As a child Rabbi Yitzchok Moully's upbringing was off the beaten path.

Raised by former hippies, Moully was exposed to far more color than one would expect in the rigorously orthodox Chassidic community.

Moully's formal education in day schools in Australia and letter at the rabbinical college of America did not include formal art classes but his inner passion yearned for expression.

After dabbling in various forms of art Moully found an expression for his creativity in the silkscreen process.

Moully's art contrasts strong Judaic and Chassidic images with vibrant bold colors to create a startling combination which he describes as "Chassidic Pop Art".

Moully's art reveals that the essence of Chassidic thought is far from black and white.

Under the black hat there is a wealth of vibrant colorful energy waiting to be released.

Moully is the Youth Rabbi at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge NJ, where he resides together with his wife Batsheva and three children, a Rabbi by day and an artist by night - when he gets the chance.

1 comment:

marciad said...

Love the rabbi's art. Who would have known that there existed a rabbi artist.