Project no.188


Sophie Jungreis

Chief Curator: Rachel Sukman

Opening: Thursday, 20 April 2017, 7 p.m

On Monday, April 24, at 20:00, a memorial evening will be held with the participation of creative women.
Closing: Thursday, 18 May 2017, 14 p.m.

6 Zamenhoff St. , Tel Aviv, tel.: 03-5254191
Gallery hours: Mon.- Thurs. 11a.m - 6p.m.; Fri. 11a.m.- 2p.m.




Trains, 2017
Two Black Plywood Wheels
h.75, w.155, d.49

Imprint 2, 1979-2017
Acrylic and Charcoal on Plywood
100X130 cm

Imprint 3, 1979-2017
Acrylic and Charcoal on Plywood
120X100 cm


Mandale 1, 2017
Acrylic and Charcoal on Tin
45 diameter

Transfer, 2016
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
26X43 cm


Mandale 2, 2017
Acrylic and Charcoal on Stainless Steel
96X96 cm

Mandale 2, 2017
Acrylic and Charcoal on Aluminium
117 diameter








Forming an Identity / Sophie Jungreis

For years I’ve been influenced by outward

expressions of the death instinct as manifested in

those beings through whom I lived,

dead people, whose dead spirit nourished me.

My soul yearned for the light, but I remained in darkness.

My work is an attempt to create life within me.

It is a yearning for and a creation of a SELF

that was not spawned by a natural process.

I was born into a dead world in which human spirits wander,

a family of six million dead, whom I embraced

and from whom I received the love I so required.

Eugene O’Neill’s words convey my feelings:

“Man is born broken.

He lives by mending.

The grace of God is glue!” *

The stone is my mother,

petrified and cold.

It is also those petrified layers within me.

I am outside the circle, striving in,

wanting life, not death.

* Eugene O’Neill, The Great God Brown , 1926.