The new issue – 'Connected' of the online art magazine 44 DEGREES 2014

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44 DEGREES is an online magazine and dedicated to promoting Israeli artists. The magazine deals with the field of contemporary art. Present digital media artists, painters, sculptors and curators. Each magazine will discuss a different Issue. To contact each artist, click on his site, or write to his email.  The issue of the magazine – Connected Connected to Mother Earth, connected to ourselves, connected to friends. In what way, affect our relationships, on our life? Is some of the connections and relationships are help us or harder for us? Today, during social networking, our connections have expanded more, is it good or bad? We try to touch the subject that very wide, the different types of relationships, connections, and more.

The 44 DEGREES online art Magazine is founded by the artist

TAMMY MIKE LAUFER She created the concept and she's also the Editor \ Designer Art director \ Curator \ Producer \ Director of the web site.

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• DORON ELIA As an artist who is interested in art brute, influenced by indigenous societies as well as modern post-industrial ecological issues, I am aware of the importance of environmental challenges. My exhibitions over the years have focused on this subject, with ethnographical art as a major influence. In particular, the unconditional humanism of lndia and its people have strongly affected me, and the minimal natural materials that I use(straw, vimini, linen,papermase, wood‌) are reminiscent of those used in ethnographic lndian, Japanese and Nepalese works of art. . Many of my exhibitions have been related to nature and ecology . The creed that has placed man at the top of the pyramid of creatures has made him the most lethal of living species. Only recognition of personal integrity and self-awareness of worthwhile spiritual values can restore the harmony between man and the natural world. Sizes 50x40x20 cm

• AVIVA BEIGEL People are connected to each other in so many ways. My figures, babies or adults are in a connection of pain. Even if they appear to be strong –by material, they are fragile and helpless. They are struggling to remain alive.

Blood connection- installation- mix media no name- installation- concrete, Falling- installation- light box , painting on x-ray New born- small installation, mix media.

• SUE ELA Sculpture is a natural continuation of my work as a psychologist, giving me an exciting opportunity to deal with a variety of themes connected to my work in new ways. In my sculpture I examine different avenues of expressing the complicated emotional realm of individuals, couples and families. I give special emphasis to relationships and many of my pieces deal with issues connected to people as individuals and in relationships in various situations in their lives. My conviction that people have the ability to change, develop and grow in their personal being and in their relationships is expressed in the flow and movement in my sculpture. I am awed again and again by the fact that something alive and flowing emerges from a block of clay or a piece of stone. Love- -bronze 52x25x25 - 2010 Encounter-bronze 70x20x20 -2009 Family-bronze-45x20x20 -2007

• ‫‏‬LEA WEINBERG‫‏‬ My sculptures use the human form to express emotional interaction between individuals; Revealing figures entwined together. I start with one female figure, which evolves intuitively into additional images portraying Togetherness; Wire mesh relief on black Plexiglas - Entwined /Size 18x18x7inch A group of people connected to each other- was created out of one wire mesh piece; it is up to the viewer to decide where one figure begins and the other ends. Wire mesh w mixed media sculptures - In a Relationship / Size: 26x13x23inch a group of at least 4 people cuddling together, connected with feelings to each other; - Inner Relationship / Size: 18x11.5x18inch / Embracing couple is connected as one body; from the back we see a red embryo lying comfortable inside his mother to be. The pregnant woman is connected to her inner creation. Wire mesh w mixed media reliefs, metal frame - Mom’s Food / Size: 33x 24x 6inch two embryos outside of a wire mesh woman’s figure connected with cords to the two mother’s food suppliers: the belly bottom & the nipple. Even when the baby is out of his mom’s body he is still part of her and she will always be part of her child. - Mother’s gift / Size: 33x 24x 4inch Mom’s Gift has double meaning; mother gives the gift of life to her newborn and the newborn is her gift for life. A ribbon of blood stream is wrapping the gift package of Motherhood that comes with pain and love mixing together. The child is outside his mother but still attached connected forever.

• DANIELLA WEXLER I am a painter and a recycling artist sometimes a photographer sometimes writing stories and poems. I try to describe in art my life, my feelings, everything I see. I love colors, I love people, I love life, I love doing art with objects that others throw. I came to israel from France, my grandparents came from russia to Paris, I live in Jerusalem but lived in Tel-aviv before. I am sure that all these places have an influence on my different creations- the gray Paris sky, the sea in Tel-aviv and the light of Jerusalem, the different cultures are melting and fusing in my work. Life has brought me to meet many many different people , in different situations, they come out on the canvases, the installations and and the written texts. I am interested in their story in their face in what the are expressing. I am a looking at everything and always creating in all the the possible mediums that I can menage. I hope to live enough to finish all I have to do and to say.

• ALEXANDRA LAZOVSKI Born in Uruguay, based in Israel for more than 30 years. The nature around me and the environment protection have recently become an important factor in my life. The fear for the destruction of the landscape in the vicinity of my house when the authorities started building a highway, increased my concern about an old avenue of eucalyptus trees that were intended to be logged. On this matter, I filed an appeal against the contracting company that ended in a compromise, and most of the trees were saved. When I asked myself the reason for the tenacity regarding eucalyptuses, my first thought was of a childhood memory, the special smell and beauty of these noble trees, which were so abundant in parks and gardens ... At that moment I realized that I had found the CONNECTION between my 2 inner worlds: the native and the acquired, between the Spanish language and the Hebrew, between childhood and maturity, between my homeland and the country I choose for the rest of my life. Instinctively, I toured around the area of the trees and was surprised to find huge barks, even two meters height, lying on the ground around them, covered in mud and dirt. I collected some of them and from that moment on they became the raw material and source of inspiration for a series of mixed media works on canvas and bark sculptures. I fell in love with their texture, color and shape and decided that my mission will be to give those barks “a new life” by recycling them into a work of art.

• Dr. NURIT CEDERBOUM The connections that I present in my works of art are both physically and conceptually. I create an inner connection between my art as a whole and as different items but using the weaving technique. By this way I combine together two or more different paintings which become to be one unit. Only the work of art itself and me know who is in there. This is the secret history of the painting, and the unrevealed relations that exist and bubble in it constantly. The physically connections I create in the paintings (or etchings), or with the paintings shows a kind of technique but it is also can be read as a metaphor. When I use this kind of technique in my self-portrait paintings they speak about psychological relationship between the various parts of the self. At the same time they speak about relations between cultures, style, and era – mines and others. Those painting are part from the exhibition – " Her Palms supported the Loom“.

• MARC LEV As a part of the universe, a real little part, the way to feel a little bit involved in the whole world is by being connected…The connection, my connection goes threw the people, the lands, the different populations, the music world and the cultures like the African ones, like the nomads, like the encountered day by day paints on the walls, ways of connecting with others by painting some messages…At the end I do feel like getting a real kaleidoscope of cultures, of people, of connections that might be so far away but so close in the same time…To be connected or not to be connected isn't anymore the question; the actual question might be: how, how much to be connected ?.. My creations are oil paints on wood (logs, barks, parts of trees…) as well as on ceramic (like the "Kaleidoscop).

• TAMMY MIKE LAUFER Contact can be in cyberspace or in real life. But remember that in every connection there is a person on the other side. Contact can be to a certain place, land, people, memories, animal and more. My works are similar to mental puzzles, where you can travel from one point to another by analyzing a picture’s symbolic objects. there is always something for the observer to discover. I never force my vision or push my philosophical opinion on the viewers each and every one, can give theirs philosophy to my creation. My art is surreal reality, all in my head. The viewer take a journey to places just as real as those you might find in this reality. When I start working on a new scene, it's like enter to a fantasy dream. like starting your new only virtual world. “Everything is possible” and in the majority of my works I am trying to combine visual realities, with subconscious emotions and philosophical thoughts. I create my virtual world, with 3d software and 2d paint software. Using combinations of renderings, lightings, textures and shapes.

• RuTea S NOY My photographs are visual stories. With a sense of mystery, as sense of curiosity and a sense of magic, they deliver social, spiritual and intimate statements. Photographing the hands of two individuals on a bare, natural surface, reveals the eternal bond between man and man, man and the environment, man and the supernatural. It is a simple yet vigorous symbol of my inner desires to connect, be loved, serene and creative. Therefore, my visual message claims that if we wish to live in harmony, we must stay intentionally connected.

• ANDREY POVAROV What is a photograph? A particle of light reflected in the mirror of the reality, crossing the prism of the artist's mind and etched forever in the memory of mankind. Despite all the laws of nature, time slows down until it stops with the birth of the frame. Due explosive flash light, time for a new universe comes. Observing the reality around me is similar to a gaze through a window into a fictional world that is not yet created, and the camera in my hands is going to make it alive. My works are not the product of "nowhere." Materials surround me in everyday life, and I need only to observe, to reach out and to march towards the imagination. A little about myself: I was born in Orsk, Russia, where I lived until the age of 14. Long hours as a child I used to help developing improvised home lab pictures to my grandfather who was a photographer. After I came to Israel, following the childhood memories, I combined my studies in high school with a photography class, and already then it was clear to me that this was the path I was going to choose as my future occupation, hobby and way of life. From there I went to school "Minshar for Art ", where I finished successfully the course of photography. Since then I was invited to participate in several exhibitions, including “Eat, Love" at the Gallery of Art in Residence Meirov.

size: 60X80

• OMER & TAL GOLAN OMTA are Tal & Omer Golan, contemporary new-media and visual artists duo. OMTA have exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in festivals, galleries and museums worldwide. Many of their artworks were commissioned by private collectors and institutions, like the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Bank Leumi in Israel. OMTA are presently living in NYC and are immersed in generating multiple forms of digital arts, while exploring innovative and transformative ideas in art, technology and society. What we aspire to achieve in our works is the pre-intellectual experience. We believe that a great part of the functionality of art for humanity is the pure essence of effect on the affect that can be evolved into layers of thought of the mind and intellect. We aim to alter normal individualistic “white cube” experience by utilizing knowledge from multiple disciplines to provoke socially-aware encounters among visitors. The visitor’s experience is the focal point of our creations. Our installations act to invite people to exercise cooperation and social power, as well as experience new forms of group communication, common to the Information Age. Interaction between space and people is mediated through low and high technologies, mixed media tools and intuitive interfaces.

Plant a Comment Plant a Comment is a multi dimensional virtual world, in which thoughts grow into trees made of texts. The public is invited to write and share with Plant a Comment, written expressions of thoughts and opinions, which get analyzed semantically and accordingly form trees, a forest of public opinions. In this ever-changing world, the visitors can choose either to satisfy their curiosity about other visitors’ thoughts and let their gaze wander around the space, to see the popularity of concepts that where shared by crowd sourcing, or take part in the game and express themselves in the unique creative act. How we did we do it? In Plant a Comment WebGL is used to display an interactive 3D environment within any compatible web browser in real time, without the use of plug-ins. On the back end – The wisdom of the crowds is reflected by a machine learning based java system that is collecting texts via G+, Tweets, and SMS.

Collaborators: Omer & Tal Golan – Contemporary interdisciplinary artists. Yuval Adam – Creative programmer and developer. Nir Ofek - PhD student for semantic and data science algorithms

• ORLY AVIV In my artwork, the triangle of place,time and me being there is most important. In fact, my approach for taking images or video is very natural, ecological. When I see something that arouses something in me, I shoot it. I don’t make any changes in the natural habitat; I never come back to the same place to shoot again because I need the magic, the inspiration, the specific moment in time and place, that trigger the artwork. However, when I am transforming the footage into artwork in my studio and bringing out what it means to me, I feel totally free to do whatever I want. I use varied, sophisticated digital technology to create what I have in my imagination. “Un_Space” collage of images I took around the world to create magical places.

• ‫‏‬LENA BERGER I became interested in photography at a very early age, while observing my father working as a local photographer in the late 80's back in the USSR. The "Connections" theme is very significant to me when it comes to my photography. I see them as if they where wires between the people we meet and we learn from, like our parents or our other guides and teachers. On the other side I can also define them like they where real, substantial connections to issues we chose to stick with and to develop them while layering our special "touch" into it. For instance my “dreams into a frames” reincarnation project which I worked on for 3 years. At the beginning, during my teenage years, I was shooting carefully, experimenting and exploring my connection to the world outside my own, as seen through the viewfinder of my Zenit camera. Later, around 2003 I started working with DSLR cameras. I began shooting a lot and processing my own works. That's when I discovered another divine connection : the importance of processing, and how significant it is to the final piece. These days, I’m participating in few independent art projects and cooperating with artists from different mediums. In these collaborations the other side of "connections" is coming alive and expanding our mutual artistic abilities which become an endless voyage to determine the meaning of connections – and still, what are they? Technique : digital and film photography.

"the womb“ is cooperation with Adi Khavous.

• ELAD DAVID In some of my works over the last years I deal with the subject of connections. Some works are an attempt to combine between different media such as photography and scanning or photography and graphics, and others are acrylic painting with interfacing stains almost touching each other, just almost connected to each other. In my works I try to challenge the involvement of photography with other media and to check the influence it has on the meaning of the image as well as the final work itself and the questions it raises.

• JOZSEF RAZ A digital artist photographer. Visual graphic design and history of art graduate. On the way from the analog world to the digital world , I went from using direct contact of the materials such as : celluloid , steel , wood , glass and canvas to the digital world where I collect all the materials for my work using the camera and the scanner . The computer's mouse is my main tool to draw and scalp my work of art . My work expresses " searching after the beauty in the ugliness and the ugliness in the beauty " and creates an illusion of the fantasy world . Facebook

• OMRI TALMOR My father was born in the small village of Bucecea. It is located in Moldavia, a region in the northeastern part of Romania. In 1964, when he was just 12 years old, my father’s family migrated to Israel. My mother spent her childhood years in the village of Kfar Truman (also known as Truman Village). This village is located in central Israel, 15 km from the city of Tel Aviv. Ness Ziona is a growing city in central Israel, but back in the 80s it was just a small town where I spent most of my childhood days. During the course of the last two years I took upon myself a complicated task of tracing my family’s roots. I was eager to find out what has become of the childhood landscapes that we still long for so much after all those years. I can honestly say that going back to those places truly felt like I was finally returning home from a very long journey. Digital Photography List of photographs: 1 - Abandoned water tower, Truman Village, Israel 2 - Tel Aviv Street, Ness Ziona, Israel 3 - The woman who holds the key to the old Jewish cemetery, Bucecea, Romania 4 - The school my father went to as a kid, Bucecea, Romania 5 - Water tower, Ha’Tayasim Street, Ness Ziona, Israel

• MEGI ROME The connection of love between me and the music started since I remember myself. the need to explore music, to listen, to play... The relationship deepened over the years until it became a complete overlap of I am the music and the music is me.

• DANIEL SERGIO CHERTKOFF Born in Argentina, 1962. Immigrated to Israel in 1969. Here completed his studies, served the army as a combat soldier.Makes art and displays since 1987. My being an artist happened when my first born son came to the world. It was 4 years after being released from the army a veteran I suffered from a mild combat shock , that is why I couldn’t go like planned to the university or any school. (before the service wanted to be a lawyer).so I started painting 26 years ago and taught myself and since then I didn’t stopped .the painting was a therapeutic cure for me and become a way of life. doing art is the channel in which I connect to the world. With my art I talk about the world as I see it and understand. The beauty of being a living being and being an artist, so I do reflexive art . my works are realistic with sculptural presence. Pieces go through a process of dis-assembly and reassembly and with the use of classical painting traditions, both concept and ways of expression leverage the experience in volume and resonance, flow and movement. my interest in the reflection of life in art motivates the choice of subjects for my projects – the family and close surroundings, home, studio and selfportraits, yet there is also a political-cultural-public thread in my work. In this journey, the observer will accompany and influence the path.

• EDDIE SHRAGA Self-taught artist and painter, lives and works in Shoham. Mainly works in representational art, techniques applied may vary between oils, Aquarelles, Charcoals and Pastels. “When I envision ‘connected’ I see connection between people, friends, family ,lovers, enemies , we are all connected one way or the other .” 1.”Free falling” , 70x100 cm ,oil on canvas, 2013 2.”The Greenbergs”, 60x60 cm ,oil on canvas, 2013 3.”Distant memory of father and son” ,40x50 cm , oil on canvas, 2013 Email:

• ‫‏‬ORIT MARTIN My paintings try to connect between the inner soul and the eternal ,the divine and the unlimited spirit. The subject is connection between man and god, between the upper world and the lower world, between childhood and old age, between the soul and the body. My art expresses a deep desire to touch the untouchable, the abstract, spiritual world in a visual way. These works were created from a deep place inside And I hope they will meet you in a similar place within yourselves, and fill you with joy and light. This is contemporary Jewish art for anyone who is looking for the meaning of life through the eyes of the soul. This is digital art, that is printed on canvas in any size.

• VADIM COOK Rule & Blood This work shows a connection between the governments and rule and the blood and brutality. There are rulers been soiled with blood and others do not. But both types come out from darkness and cruelty dominate, even if sometimes it seems to us that they have not yet blotted out. Oil on canvas Size: 50x60 cm

• CHAVA POLIVODA After the Yom Kippur War, I felt the need to paint. The colors bring me comfort. I was working on a large canvas and built bridges in glowing colors. Bridges are part of a series of colorful paintings all very deliberately to see the light at the end of the bridge. I used a thick brushes and acrylic paint smeared freely and suddenly formed bridges Later I started to draw weaving fabricated embroidered women of different religions ritual objects. I wanted to connect between nations and religions Paintings I painted between 1978 and 1980 1 - Acrylic on paper 70X 100 cm Name of works: Bridges - between places and peoples to bring peace to everyone

• ‫‏‬LEAH HARPAZ In the painting I still felt a sense of adventure and discovery search. My ambition in painting is to reach the point where I delete words, narrative narratives trash, dive into the depths of the soul, there are hidden all the myths, if my personal or collective and paint the internal events that can not be described in words. Relationships. - I wish there was a school where educats the human connections and relationships with others and especially with themselves And especially with themselves first. Drawing - Tears - 1 - a battered woman Mixed media on canvas. Size: 90X80 cm Drawing Two: Tears 2 - Symbiosis Mixed media on canvas Size: 100X70 cm

• DALIA SEGEV In painting through observation, I see a meditative stage of learning and internalizing the beauty of the surrounding world, figures and landscapes. Reference colorful texture, structure, light and shadow - enrich and nourish my artistic work. I'm interested in the figure assimilation into the landscape to express the connection between them into a whole one. My experience of being in nature connects me to Mother Earth. This brings me to the center of harmonious connection with the environment and with myself. In some of my work I combine collage with oil sticks painting on canvas and paper. I work with handmade papers from materials taken from the immediate environment, involving flowers, leaves, etc. “Together" - Size 45X52 cm. Oil sticks and collage on paper

• ALEGRE LELE SCHNEIDER Since I know myself, I had an internal need of emotional expression of my feelings, and paint helped me, I started to study and explore the art world. I understood the meaning of the strong influence of art on expressing myself with another language of communication one that is spiritual: using color and materials, without words. When I stand in front of a canvas is like an adventure for me, without plans, I communicate with my internal self and start creating with a large variety of media depending on my mood (acrylic, sometimes mixed with oil, industrial paint , glue, plasters)and when brushes are not enough I use my hands, old socks and more. I look at it I, I start thinking about the process, what I did, using my cognitive side in order to know if I'm pleased with the product, and if not, sometimes is enough to add a line in order to be satisfied. I use simple materials, my intention is to express my authentic self, if people like my art, and it's great but is not my motivation or my intentions. I believe that the viewers of my painting always have a reaction, if they liked it or not is not important for me, what matters is that they feel something, and that they are not indifferent to my art. The paintings of my website are from long time ago, it shows some of the process and development of me through my art.

• EINAT MOGLAD I am the initiator and coordinator of the collective creation project called "Scribble it Down". As part of these project artists from around the world work together to create communal works of art in a sequential process. In this process one artist hands his work to the next in line until all of the artists in the group have contributed to the original piece. The artists are from around the world and come from different cultures and points of views. This project based upon collaborating with worldwide artists, creating together and promoting visual dialogue that bridges over cultural biases (in my "Scribble it Down 2" of 2014 I have artists from Israel, United States, Europe, India and even Pakistan). This project is based on the digital medium and modern communication channels (internet, Dropbox etc, and as such the art work are shown as an online exhibition on EAS organization Artists : Harel Menahem, Idan Lightman, Jason A Katzenstein, Brianna Lea Pruett, Gall Yanay Orian. Jon Delgado, Inbal Hoffman, Dorit Stern, Anita Rodriguez Waklein.

• ‫‏‬NINO HERMAN LORE HERMAN PINTOS, artist/painter, graduated from the Academy of Amsterdam. She was born in Berlin in 1921 to a wealthy emancipated jewish family. With the ascent of the Nazi party to government, the family fleed to Holland where they lived in hiding. Her twin brother Heine was sent to his death at Mouthousen. In 1945 she immigrated to Israel, where she raised her own family. She gave painting lessons to teenagers and grown ups for several years, at her own house in Ramat Gan, in Beit Daniel, in Zichron Yaacov and at convent ot the ”Sisters of Zion“ in Jerusalem. Throughout all her artistic career she clung to figurative painting, the human figure being the main theme in her work. During her last years she worked mainly with ink and water colours.

I, Nino (Hanania) Herman, am an artist photographer, working within the public space, and while catching the spirit of the streets, the cafes, city life, one can discern the multiple of artistic associations. associations which echo all the artistic influences that I was brought up with, being the son of an artist. whether through art books of all the masters of western art, or my mother‘s own work and my father‘s scholastic and wide broaded upbringing. I am interested in capturing the very nature of my young models, through wide lenses, metaphorical as well as literally, creating a delicate and personal mixture of street culture with high art. What characterizes the works of both my mother mine, is our passion for the human being and the will to open our hearts towards those people who agree to pose as our models, creating a relationship of trust and cooperation. Once this kind of relationship is accomplished, my aim being that the result ishould be immediately felt in the image we create, hopefully giving our art an expression of humanity, dignity and joie de vivre .

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