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Yitzchok Moully
"The Pop Art Rabbi"


Sunday, September 16 to 
Sunday, October 21, 2018
 Curated by M. Gosser

The Jewish Museum Reception
for the Newark Arts Festival
Thursday evening, October 4th
Artist Talk and Music 


About Yitzchok Moully:

Yitzchok Moully is a conceptual artist whose work explores the intersection of spirituality and the material world we live in. Having grown up in Melbourne, Australia, with a few formative years in Hasidic Brooklyn, Moully brings together the disparate colorful worlds of his hippie upbringing and Hasidic culture, resulting in a unique palette of colors and ideas. Moully uses silkscreen and painting in his process but is careful not to be limited to any one medium, rather he is constantly seeking out new modes of expressions to convey his ideas. A Rabbi by training, Moully served as a Youth Rabbi in Basking Ridge, NJ, for ten years before embracing his creative spirit. Dubbed ever since The Pop Art Rabbi, Moully's work distills ethereal Chassidic concepts into relatable works of art. This final point is integral, as central to his work is the viewer, or as Moully would like to see it, the collaborator. In many of Moully's works the viewer is encouraged to interact with the work, to the point where the work is incomplete without the engagement. Perhaps all art can be viewed as a conversation between viewer and artist, but for Moully this is the essence of what he does. Lending his unique voice and personality to the common space of art and ideas, his ultimate goal is for that conversation to continue well beyond the piece of art and into the world around us.

     Description of the exhibit:

The NJ Jewish Museum is proud to present a solo show of Rabbi/Artist Yitzchok Moully. Join the museum for a journey through the evolving works of the artist. From Pop Art to and back, Rabbi/Artist Yitzchok Moully creates distinctive pieces of contemporary Jewish art that combine the bright, bold colors prevalent in pop art with the timeless and sophisticated images of Judaica and the Jewish people. His aim is to evoke themes from Torah, Kaballah and make them relevant to a modern generation. Well known for his bright, expressive Jewish pop art, Moully's recent journey into technology of Augnemted Reality takes his work to a whole new level. His current focus is to illustrate the hidden energy behind our actions. Moully utilizes the strong contrast of stark, silkscreen images with free-flowing, liquid paint to highlight his interpretation of the spiritual reaction to our actions. Prepare for a color explosion!