Since the late 80’s Yishai Jusidman has developed a series of work that deal, critical and purposefully, with specific problems relative to the contemporary pictorial practices. Jusidman argues that the course of painting in the 20th century was delimited by artful dichotomies such as Figuration/Abstraction, Form/Contents, Painting/Concept, Realism/Expressionism, which subsequently caused an illusion of impracticality of the pre-modern naturalism.
To unwind these dichotomies, the artist relies on multiple pictorial resources, anchored in the history of paining. He creates an interweave of portraits, landscapes and still life with geometry, gestalt and minimalism. Merging analytic rigor with manual ability, Jusidman proposes the image, the figure and naturalism as essential parts of painting and its active potential.