Glen Josselsohn is a renowned artist living in Jerusalem, Israel. Glen’s artwork has gained recognition both locally and internationally, thanks to its distinctive and contemporary style. Glen's talent and creativity have allowed his art to be showcased in galleries worldwide, solidifying his presence in the art world. He has participated in prestigious events such as Miami Basel, where he has further established himself as an accomplished artist.
Glen's artistic prowess has not only captivated art enthusiasts but has also caught the attention of exclusive hotels. His work has been featured on various lifestyle television programs, showcasing the wide appeal and versatility of his art.
Critics and art enthusiasts are drawn to Glen's work due to its timeless nature and universal appeal. His art exudes energy and movement, intriguing viewers and leaving them curious about the stories told within his pieces. Glen's unique painting style sets him apart from other artists, allowing him to create a distinct visual language that resonates with a wide audience.
The timeless quality of Glen's art makes it a valuable investment for establishments looking to shape their identity for years to come. The ability of his work to transcend trends and speak to people from different backgrounds and cultures has made him a sought-after artist in galleries, hotels, and the broader creative sphere.
Glen Josselsohn continues to captivate viewers with his dynamic and imaginative artwork. His contributions to the art world, along with his ability to merge aesthetics with contemporary design, establish him as a prominent figure in the artistic community. As he continues to create, Glen's art will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on those who encounter it.
‘’Glen Josselsohn’s signature art offers the perfect solution to complement a modern and chic room’’ ”The way I paint is unique! My Art is abuzz with energy, movement and colour. I enjoy stepping into a meditative state, a state of ‘non-thinking’. It helps me to relax. Whereas the big commissions are exciting and challenging, my favourite pieces to work on are those around the 2m x 1m, 1.5m x 1.5m dimensions. They are fun and engaging. My inspiration comes from my travels, visiting local and international galleries, taking photos and exploring and visiting wildlife reserves. I translate my experiences to canvas and paper. Painting with acrylics is my preferred medium as they dry quicker than oils. I like that I can also create texture and dimension as they can be applied thickly. I enjoy acrylic paint as I am able to able patterns and texture to it.
I love how my art evolves and takes shapes. I enjoy the freedom and the ability to not have to concentrate intensely while creating a realistic copy. It fascinates me how people can engage with my art using their imagination to identify and interpret what the art means to them. Where realistic art requires the creation to be judged against the item being captured, how close it matches, I love how abstract goes beyond symmetry, that it challenges the boundaries of what can be seen and measured, that it’s different and beyond the norm. That it’s indicative of an original form, represents it and alludes to it, in an indirect descriptive way, whether it’s an image, an object or a person. Willingly I get into a zone and just do, I get into a flow and can be there for hours enjoying great music as well as creative private time.
”There’s nothing quite like art to give a room a character of its own. If the décor is the room’s attire, the paintings on the walls are definitely its attitude! If there was ever a good example of this analogy, it’s the work of contemporary artist, Glen Josselsohn. Not only does his art buzz with energy and movement, but it opens up the imagination, engages the senses and ignites a sense of curiosity within the viewer. What really is going on between those lines and squiggles, those figures leaping off the canvas?
“The way I paint is unique,” Glen says of his work. “The last person who had a similar style was Jackson Pollock. I’ve been using and experimenting with the drip technique for ten years now, and I feel like I have developed a signature style. It’s interesting, and it’s contemporary!
It’s definitely sparked an interest within the hospitality industry. Johannesburg boutique hotel, Marion on Nicol, commissioned Glen to do over 30 paintings for the establishment, creating a contemporary feel throughout this chic property. According to Glen, the hospitality industry is a perfect platform for his art, as he is able to create work in large volumes, at affordable rates. As for the content and the style, it’s timeless and appeals to most – characteristics that hospitality establishments would do well to keep in mind when investing in pieces that will form part of their identity for years to come.
The Radisson Platinum gym is another buyer of his work, the movement and energy on his canvases being suitably appropriate for the nature of the establishment. Glen has also been featured on Top Billing Magazine Program and also in many Magazines including Garden and Home, Habitat, House and Leisure, to name a few.
Looking forward, Glen’s main goal is to keep doing what he does best: painting. With the intention to promote his work more in Europe and to build and develop his technique even further, life is certainly bound to be exciting. Watch this space – he’s sure to create more than a splash within the art circles”
2021 May - The Art Window Gallery
2020 November - The Houghton Hotel
2019 November - Private House Melrose
2019 June - Waterfall Country Estate
2019 February - Gallery Direct
2019 April - Charity Auction New York
2018 October - ORT Jet
2018 November - Serengeti Golf Estate
2018 August - Ramada Hadera Hotel Israel
2018 April - Jacksons Bryanston
2017 December - Houghton Golf Club
2016 July - Joss Art Gallery
2015 March - Pretoria Fire and Ice Hotel
2015 June - Waterfall Country Estate
2014 June - The Cow Artworks
2014 July - The Marion Hotel
2014 August - Gallagher Convention Centre
2013 October - Hyde Park Corner
2013 June - Arts on Main
2013 June - Imbizo Gallery
2013 June - Kyalami Estate
2013 July - The Cow Artworks
2013 January - The Cow Artworks
2013 December - Art Basel Miami
2013 August - Decorex Johannesburg
2013 April - Decorex Cape Town
2012 September - Hyde Park Corner
2012 February - Homemakers Fair
2010 February - Hout Bay Art Gallery