Ishai Rimmer

Location: London, U.K

Ishai Rimmer
Born 25.10.1980 in Beer-Sheva, Israel.
Live and work in London, U.K.

'In my paintings I am both the subject and the object. In a narcissistic act I, the artist, deconstruct and recreate figures of myself and of my loved ones. I take images of my banal life, build them into stories and present them as important. The way those situations are painted transforms an everyday images into broken narratives, into unclear statements. This lack of clarity, this doubt, is the ambiguous point I find most fascinating in the human condition, and it is only from this personal point that I can try to say something real.'


June 2013: Slade School of Art Postgraduate Degree Show 2013, Slade School of Art, UCL, London.

April - May 2013: Self, Self Portrait Exhibition at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

April 2013: Memory and Desire part I, The Violet Hour, London.

March 2013: An Undelivered Postcard from the Edge of the World: Jotta Emerging Artists exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, London.

February 2013: UCL (University College London) Provost Portrait Competition – Purchase Prize

October 2012: Slade MA Interim Show, Slade research centre, UCL, London

September - October 2012: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Jerwood Space, London

July – August 2010: New Paintings, Solo Exhibition, Woodmill Project Space, The Woodmill, Bermondsey, London

February 2010: ‘The Devil Necktie’, group exhibition, Woodmill Project Space, The Woodmill Building, Neckinger, London.

August 2008: ‘Nicotine Memories’, co curating and participant, group exhibition, The Talbot Pub, Brockley, London.

July – August 2008: ‘I Love My Work’, Group show, Phillips De Pury, London.

June 2008: ‘Goldsmiths College 2008 BA Fine Art Degree Show’, Goldsmiths college, New Cross, London.

March 2007: ‘In Stores Now, Part 2: Nude’, Group exhibition, 6 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London.

September – October 2006: ‘Ishai Rimmer’, Solo Show, MIG project space, Goldsmiths College, New Cross, London.

August 2006: ‘Great Paintings’, Group exhibition, an ‘Artists Show Art’ project, The Sasson Gallery, Peckham, London.

May – June 2006: ‘Inside/Outside’, co curator and participant, Group exhibition, an ‘Artists Show Art’ project, 133 Project Space, Peckham, London.

June – July 2005: ‘Depford Housewives’, Group show, ATP Gallery, Depford, London.