Itamar Yehiel (IL, 1984)
Embroidery is a global and ancient craft that has always been used as a platform for storytelling. Women who had no other form of expression brought their cultural and personal stories to the fabrics, using only needle and thread. For a decade I explored different continents and countries and was always fascinated by the local and traditional crafts. As a self-taught artist, I combine thousands of years of embroidery tradition with innovative ideas and techniques, most of which I developed myself.
With my three-dimensional, philosophical, and emotional interpretations of organic objects, I strive to release this expressive craft from the restraints of the two-dimensional fabric, give it volume, and offer a contemporary voice. My method re-introduces embroidery as fine art and embodies both innovation and tradition. By using carefully thought-out framing and creating an illusion of hovering, I amplify the tension between the traditional craft and my contemporary creations.
In my work, I explore paradoxes and philosophical ideas. The tension between realism and illusion, organic and artificial, temporary and eternal are all part of my artistic expression. Those come to life through objects from nature. Just like embroidery, nature is a global language. It relates to all individuals and cultures, therefore it allows my work to be intricate, profound, accessible, and deeply personal at the same time. I utilize the vast variety of objects, colors, shapes, and textures found in nature as vocabulary to tell new stories, both personal and global, cultural and emotional.
Itamar Yehiel has been awarded the 3rd prize for Applied Art at Zeughausmesse Berlin 2023.
Participated in GRASSIMESSE 2023 at GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, October 2023.
Finalist in The Creative Crafts State Prize Berlin 2022,
Exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts, April 2023.
Arte Stettenfels Castle
3rd prize for Applied Art at Zeughausmesse November 2023, Berlin.
Produced by 'Black Rabbit', February 2023, Berlin.
At KUNSTinRAUM gallery, September-November 2022, Berlin.
At Klötze und Schinken Cafe-Gallery, March 2022, Berlin.
Bosmat Gallery, July - current 2023, Tel-Aviv.
The Global Fine Art GMBH Gallery, June - current 2023, Augsburg.
BAAM, June 2023, Berlin.
"Vier Elemente - Handwerk und Design aus Paris und Berlin", Museum of Decorative Arts, April 2023, Berlin.
"THE CUT UP", LiTE-HAUS gallery, November 2022, Berlin.
BAAM, at Moos Space, December 2022, Berlin.
BAAM, at Monopol Gallery, October 2022, Berlin.
BAAM, at Monopol Gallery, May 2022, Berlin.
Zeughausmesse Berlin, November 2023
Discovery Frankfurt, November 2023
ARTMUC Munich, October 2023
GRASSIMESSE Leipzig, October 2023
INCorporating Hamburg, September 2023
ARTe Wiesbaden, September 2023
ARTe Konstanz, July 2023
ARTe FUSION Stuttgart, April 2023
ART MUC Munich, March 2023
ARTe Osnabrück, March 2023
ARTe Burg Stettenfels, October 2022
Art Nordic, June 2022, Copenhagen.
Textile Art Biennial, May-August 2023, Sava, Slovenia
Kunst Trifft Handwerk, September 2022
Kunst Trifft Handwerk, Augoust 2022
Berliner Kunstallee, June 2022
Kunst Trifft Handwerk, May 2022
The European Days for Traditional Craft, April 2022
Kunst Trifft Handwerk, April 2022
Kunst Trifft Wein, April 2022