Bodily Improvisations // David Baliltyby Anna Kopito | 06.01.15
With music there comes movement and rhythm – with David Balilty comes music, movement, rhythm and art. Balilty is an Israeli artist and musician born in Jerusalem and now based in Tel Aviv and London. Specialising in Afro-jazz, Balilty builds on what we know as the visual image and combines his love of performance and live musicians with his unique painting and photography style. Layering his work from projected imagery of artists mid-swing and his fluid painting style Balilty’s work dances, even when its painted onto canvas.
Balilty is displaying his work in an exhibition called Bodily Improvisations and on the 8th January, at the opening night of the exhibition, there will be a live afro-jazz performance with Balilty lending his talents to percussion, famous American jazz pianist Kirk Lightsey and a host of other stunning Israeli musical talents accompanying. The exhibition will be held at Rothschild 69 – a space inundated with symbolic graffiti art, a place full of soul and rhythm and spirit.
The first jazz performance will be on the 8th January from 7pm and a second performance will be held on Saturday 10th January at 10.30pm at Rothschild 12.
The exhibition will be open from 8th January – 25th January 2015 on 69 Rothschild Boulevard.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 12 – 6 pm, Friday – Saturday 12 – 3 pm.
Written by Francesca Kletz