Nogah Engler was born in 1970 in Israel but currently, she lives and works in London. Nogah Engler possesses a tangible relationship with the natural world – yet, this relationship is much more emotional than it is physical.
The art of Nogah Engler
Nogah Engler alternates between periods of drawing and periods of painting. However, the subject matter of both mediums subtly references the persecution and incarceration of members of her family, while at the hands of the Nazis. Nogah Engler uses landscape and nature as metaphors for the expression of her family experiences. These experiences have become a significant part of The psyche of Nogah Engler, even though she did not endure such horrifying trauma herself. The works of Nogah Engler are informed by the sensibility and imagery of German romantic literature and painting, combined with the austerity of functional architecture. Her drawings contrast passages of detail by way of the glare of the unfilled page. Thus, The work ofNogah Engler is often drawn through lace, in order to simulate the curtains that hung in her father’s attic prison. Such drawings highlight the beauty and sensuality prominent in the natural world, which stand in opposition and as metaphors for the violence and inhumanity of mankind during the Holocaust.
Nogah Engler - Biography
The work of Nogah Engler has been displayed in solo exhibitions such as; New works on Paper, Ritter Zamet Gallery, London in 2005 and Endless Night and Day, Ritter/Zamet Gallery, London in 2007. Recent Group exhibitions include The Colour of Water, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2002, International Castellon Painting Prize Exhibition, Museo de Bellas Artes de Castellan in 2006, Beijing Biennial 2008 and Woundrous Worlds, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2009.