Samy Briss

Samy Briss was born in 1930, in Jassy, Rumania where Ionesco was born 18 years earlier. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest under Ressu, a disciple of Gustave Moreau.
In 1960 he settled in Israel and in 1967 he had his first one-man-show in Tel Aviv. His murals of mosaics and reliefs on wood decorate several public buildings. His works are in Museums and
private collections in Rumania,France, Israel, England,Germany, Sweden, Holland, Luxembourg, Canada and the U.S.A. The artist lives and worksin Paris.”Samy Briss is a painter of the magical and the marvelous, whose nostalgia for icons comes straight from his native Moldavian plains. His surrealistic artistic experience makes him brother to Paul Klee and Victor Brauner. But his images are symbolic, their naivete has a genuine popular essence expressed in a subtly metamorphosed conventionalized style. Briss’s choice and use of colors are remarkable. As inventive as it is nuanced and captiving, it evokes the tones of the enamels, bisque-fired pottery, and the sober luminosity of the primitives. Briss’s painting is one of myth and memory rooted in the web of time – in other words, in universal “childhood”.
F. J. Temple

One-man-shows :
1973 Galerie Romanet, Paris
1974 Galerie Art Actuel, Nancy
1975 Galerie Romanet, Paris
1976 Galerie Art Actuel, Nancy
Galerie Bellido, Pau
Galerie Peerlings, Kreefeld
Galerie Moyon Avenard, Nantes
1977 Idea Centre – M. Damsteg, Den Haag
Galerie F. Kohn
Galerie le Hiboux, Luxembourg
Galerie Elca London, Montreal
1978 Galerie Romanet, Paris
Safrai Gallery, Tel Aviv
1980 Galerie le Hiboux, Luxembourg
Galerie Hoffman, Koln 1981 Safrai Gallery, Tel Aviv
1983 Debel Gallery, Jerusalem
1984 Galerie Francaise, Munich
Levin Gallery, New York
Garelie Khoury, Bremen
Galerie Romanet, Paris
1985 Galerie Zur Krone, Switzerland
Galerie Unterburg, Switzerland
Judge Gallery, Washington D.C.
Judge Gallery, Durnham
Galerie Maria Piras, Vichy
1986 Galerie du Forum, Reims
Hadassa K. Gallery, Tel Aviv
Galerie St. Gilles, Liege
1987 Galerie Zur Krone, Switzerland
1988 Galerie Evasion, Liege
Galerie Amylis, Bruxelles
Safrai Gallery, Tel Aviv
Safrai Gallery, Jerusalem
University of Judaism, Los Angeles
Poulsed Gallery, Pasadena
Galerie du Forum, Reims
1989 Galerie Romanet, Paris
Galerie Forum, Reims
Galerie Meissner, Hamburg
1990 Galerie Leon Keunincks, Belgium
Galerie zur Krone, Batterkinden
Galerie Klostermuhle, Hude, Deutschland
1991 Galerie Kishi, Osaka, Japan
Noortman, Maastrich, Holland
1992 Galerie zur Krone, Batterkinden
Galerie Romanet, Paris
1994 Galerie Den Bieman de Haas, Amsterdam
1994 Galerie D’Etraz, Lausanne
1995 Galerie Den Bieman de Haas, Amsterdam
1996 Galerie D’Etraz, Lausanne
Galerie de la Petrusse, Luxembourg
Galerie Aktuaryus, Strasbourg
2000 Galerie Schaer Und Wildbolz, Switzerland
2004 – Opera Gallery – Singapour – Singapour
2004 – Opera Gallery – Paris – France
2007 – Dima Gallery – Paris – France
2010 – Jacques Soussana Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
2011 – Stern Gallery – Tel-Aviv – Israël
2013 – Twee Pauwen Gallery – La Haye – Pays-Bas

Group exhibitions :
1979 Artexpo, Bassel
1988 Artexpo New York
Artexpo Los Angeles
1989 Artexpo New York
1990 Artexpo New York