The Brooklyn Rail

The Brooklyn Rail

Review of Jacob El Hanani Drawings By Taney Roniger

"With all the quiet intensity of a monk absorbed in selfless devotion to the word of God, and a considerable dose of climber’s hubris, El Hanani has made a career out of testing the limits of human endurance. Armed with only a fine-point pen and the discipline of a military general, this artist has brought drawing to places few of us might care to go. But experienced from the armchair of viewership, the work is as breathtaking in its beauty as it is profound in its implications about the human urge toward—and need for—self-transcendence..."

Art News

Art News

Review of Jacob El Hanani Drawings by Alfred MacAdam

"Jacob El Hanani's splendid drawings suggest that all art is autobiographical and that abstraction is a part of human nature.  Potentially paradoxical, these conjoined ideas are also linked to another contradictory pair: our simultaneous need to reveal and conceal ourselves.  El Hanani's meticulous pen-and-ink (his only medium) drawings are encoded self-expression, an aesthetic of secrecy."

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

Miquel Barceló Turns a Childhood Memory Into a Home in Mallorca

As a child hiking in the mountains of his native Mallorca, Spanish artist Miquel Barceló admired an old stone tower. Some 30 years ago, in his early career, he bought the tower and surrounding property to make it his home....

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