THIS EXHIBIT WAS CREATED OUT OF LOVE OF FOOD, ART AND THEIR ALLIANCE.
The works presented were born from an idea, a color, a basic product that became inspiration. They have crossed universes of passions and feelings, fantasies and memories, disappointments and visions, impressions and outbursts. These works reveal interior or visual universes, different and varied, but above all, personal.
The work process on this project was dynamic and spontaneous, like the preparation in the kitchen: try, mix, taste, try again, doubt and finally - present.
And always with that spontaneous finishing touch, the illumination of the last moment ...
The intimate universe of Chefs, for whom fish, meat, vegetables, fruit or condiments are the basic products and the plate the canvas, is represented here beyond the plate - material and color on canvas. This project proves that the Chefs are, above all, artists: their availability, their enthusiasm, their originality and their creative passion have generated a fertile and extraordinary process, offering a unique result.
| The Artist and the Founder
Dan has been working as a professional photographer for over
30 years. He is considered to be a leading food photographer in Israel. Over the years, Dan hasworked closely with Chefs and restaurants, and provides photographs to many
cookbooks and professional magazines. The Colorfood Project emphasizes his own
original approach to the world of contemporary cuisine.
| Co Founder & Project Manager
Ilit initiated the Colorfood project with Dan, bringing her own unique artistic
approach to this project. She is an integral part of the founding team and considered
to be the visionary of Colorfood. Ilit is the creative mind and the production
manager of the project.
The COLORFOOD project created more than 170 creations with more than 100 chefs from Israel,' France, Italy' and Equador . COLORFOOD was presented for the first time at the Jaffa Art Fair and has since traveled from Tel Aviv to Milan in Italy, to Vejle in Denmark Marseille in France and Equador
EXHIBITIONS AROUND THE WORLD
Colorfood has achieved international acclaim since its
launch in Tel Aviv Israel in 2012
Various exhibitions has been exhibited 12 times around the world
In unique spaces in Israel I Expo 2015 in Milan I Food photo festival in Denmark
Hotel de ville in Marseille I Intercontinental hotel in Marseille
COLORFOOD, in cooperation with over a hundred chefs in Israel and around the world, created a new photographic language, taught today in schools and workshops in food photography. An artistic language that offers the photographer and the Chef real creative freedom
here is some examples of colorfood creations that was created by more than 50 students during the past 5 years.
Launch of Hamat's new collection of kitchen faucets accompanied by a photo exhibition
Artistic inspired by the water world. Each stylized and designed an exciting, colorful dish,
Full of inspiration and great power, with his personal image to the water world. The creative process
Made up of the raw materials in the kitchen, both simple and complex - each participant according to
His personal choice. The result is spectacular and unique, with 13 powerful shots,
Stirring all senses.
"COLORFOOD" This project is a collaboration between Hamat and the creators
Kitchen Design Photographer Dan Lev and his partner Elite Engel. For the launch of taps
The first was exhibited in the Jaffa Art Salon in 2012 and since then the COLORFOOD project has been roaming
The exhibition from Tel Aviv to Milan Italy, to Vaile Denmark and to Marseille France.
Lives and breathes and communicates with many places in the world. "" COLORFOOD
Is a language taught in schools and photography workshops "COLORFOOD" today
Food, a new artistic language that gives every participant true creative freedom.
“Cooking Art in Ashdod”
The “Cooking Art in Ashdod” Exhibition was inspired by the “Colorfood” project, an artistic culinary project launched about four years ago.
“Colorfood” is a project initiated by photographer Dan Lev and Illit Engel, who have created a new language that combines inspiration, food and photography, enabling the chef, stylist and photographer to enter new frontiers beyond the plate. “Colorfood” has already exhibited in Tel Aviv, Italy, Denmark and France, and it has collaborated with over 80 chefs with more than 100 creations.
With a point of origin of color and inspiration, the creations reflected passions and emotions, fantasies and memories, disappointments and ideas, opinions and storms, and various visual worlds – mainly personal.
Ashdod’s celebration of its 60th anniversary bred the idea to create a new and original “Colorfood” project in the city, with photographers, cooks and artists who live and operate here. Here is the result:
30 photographers, 30 artists, 30 cooks. All from Ashdod.
First, each photographer shot a different corner of the city, presenting his own unique perspective. The photograph inspired the various cooks and artists, who created a new abstract piece inspired by the photo and its commanding color.
This exhibition displays the creative process that begins with an inspiration (the city of Ashdod) and, through creativity, color and individual interpretation, develops into a work of art. The exhibition brings back memories of home, scents and flavors, materials and emotions. Every three creations are merged into one, bringing together various artists who live in Ashdod.
This project represents the world of Ashdod’s residents, the city’s unique character, its sights and its charm.
Dan Lev – Leading food photographer in Israel, a cook, a culinary fan.
llit Engel – Producer, Colorfood partner.
All pictures for this exhibition were taken by Dan Lev together with llit Engel