Curator's Choice Award
Curator's Choice Awardis awarded by the fair's curatorial team to a choice artwork, selected from among the works displayed in Fresh Paint's Independent Artists’ Greenhouse. The selected artwork is acquired for Fresh Paint art collection and exhibited at the next fair. The winning artist receives a prize of 5,000 ILS in addition to the amount paid for purchasing the piece.
The winner of Fresh Paint 9 curator's choice award is Fine 1 by artist Tal Nisim.
From the curatorial team's statement: In his works, Nisim creates delicate poetic illusions. His work Fine 1 is alluring and bewildering to viewers with its charming and pleasant colors. The derelict ruins of the building can be perceived as a Doll House or as fantastic ruins, isolated and monumental that glow against the background of romantic skies. A second look, with the work’s name resonating and the realization that it refers to the physical address of the building, uncovers the deception. The work is loaded with a powerful message, confronting the viewers with relevant issues such as gender, class, exploitation, violence and the sex industry.