About the Tzuki Art Studio
The Tzuki Art Studio produces artwork that can be described as
contemporary Judaica and pop art. The artwork is easily recognizable as it
stands out in its naiveté and colourfulness.
The kind of pieces that the Tzuki Art Studio produces are Hanukkah
Menorahs, Shabbat Candlesticks, Hamsa Wall Hangings, Seder Plates,
three-dimensional Mezuzah Cases, fun wall sculptures for kids' rooms,
sculptures representing Biblical scenes such as Noah's ark, ornamental
sculptures that can either be hung on the wall or be set down in a table, decorative
pop art sculptures and much more besides. Every piece that they produce is
meticulously handmade. The artwork is produced in a multi-stage process that
begins with sketches, is followed by laser cutting of the metals, then coating
and lastly the hand-painting in playful colours.
The Tzuki Art Studio is located in Tel Aviv and was opened several
years ago by Shay Peled along with his then-partner Orna Cohen Hazam. Peled
graduated from the Technion Academy Institute and worked for a decade as an
interior designer. When Orna and Shay's paths crossed they decided to join
forces and so the Tzuki Art Studio was born.
Peled demonstrates his approach to art through his pieces; that is,
as a tool to make people smile and to warm their hearts. Peled's dream was to
make Jewish-themed art fun and his edgy, fresh pieces appeal to people across
the religious and non-religious spectrum. Peled has managed to revitalize
traditional Jewish symbols, taking serious religious articles and infusing them
with humor and colour. Tzuki has enjoyed much success in breaking through
boundaries in Jewish communities around the world, be they secular or orthodox.
The Tzuki Art Studio currently employs fifteen painters and supports
the local community by allowing various elderly organizations to use their
facilities for therapeutic work.
Tzuki Art is a perfect example of contemporary Judaica art; its
unique line of Judaica art manages to touch people from all over the globe from
very different walks of life. A strictly observant Jew on one side of the world
and a non-observant Jew on the other side of the world can both take great
pleasure in the Tzuki Art pieces. This is truly a sign of a magnificent piece
of art- one that can reach out and touch different people in different ways on
so many levels.
Tzuki Art pieces can be found in shops, boutiques, museum stores, and
galleries in Israel and online.