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Guy Shoham is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem 1996. In 2002 he attained an MA with distinction from the Chelsea College of Art.  In 2003 he received a studies scholarship to attend the ‘Drawing Year’ at the Royal Drawing School. 

 

Shoham lives and works in London and has had solo shows in Geneva, Vienna, Tel-Aviv and London.  His work is held in private collections around the world.  

 

Shoham's grandfather founded a family timber yard in the 1930s in Tel-Aviv. His childhood memories are scattered with sawdust and towering stacks of plywood sheets. It was an exciting place in which to hide and play. Shortly after the patriarch’s death in 2003, a fire destroyed the family business along with souvenirs and documents from the past 70 years. These remembrances and events are manifest in Shoham's work in ways formal and metaphoric. 

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 Bonsai, 2017, 50 x 60 cm