New Art – Square Matzah Pop Art

New Art – Square Matzah Pop Art

Just in time for Passover, here is my latest in my Jewish Holiday pop art series. Square Matzah! Yes a few years back I created a very similar piece – with round hand made Matzah. Well it turns out, with all the color, some people did not recognize the round spheres as Matzah. So in the spirit of inclusiveness here is the new ‘Square Matzah’ piece. No matter what Matzah does it for you – make sure you eat Matzah on both nights of the Seder – and for the Seder its preferable to get round hand made Matzah. Happy...
Moully Art Painting on Bottle of Shirah Wine – Geshem.

Moully Art Painting on Bottle of Shirah Wine – Geshem.

A Moully art painting ‘Morning Prayer, Ruined?’ is in Shirah Wine’s latest release Geshem. Here is some wonderful news! A painting of mine now graces the latest wine from the awesome Weiss brothers and their winery known as Shirah Wine! I met Gabriel and Ariella Weiss a little over a year ago while on an art tour in the LA area. They were doing a wine tasting at one of my art shows. We connected and they bought my painting ‘Morning Prayer, Ruined?’ Now that painting is on their latest wine!! Yes I tasted the wine and it is really wonderful, so if you are into quality wine and art, go out and get your hands on a bottle of Geshem, and if you want I will gladly autograph the bottle. Available for sale at https://shirahwine.com/   About the painting: Morning Prayer. Ruined? 24x24in Acrylic and Ink on Canvas. Sold. One of my first pieces, Morning Prayer originally explored prayer from a pop perspective. Sitting out during an art fair the piece got wet before I could get to it. Thinking it was ruined I put it aside, only to discover a new layer of beauty in the...
Host a Silkscreen Workshop with the Pop Art Rabbi

Host a Silkscreen Workshop with the Pop Art Rabbi

For a while now I have been doing a silkscreen workshop with my unique images of Jewish art. The workshops have been a success and have taken me around the country. For a while I have been meaning to share a video of the process and finished masterpieces by the attendees. Enjoy the video and bring a silkscreen workshop to you. Find out more here or call...
A Miracle Menorah?

A Miracle Menorah?

A few weeks back I was contemplating the miracle of Chanukah and it got me thinking; every night of Chanuah we light our menorah and after a few hours it goes out. What would happen if we lit a menorah that lasted eight days? Would it be a miracle? What if we put enough oil to last eight days? Would it still be a miracle? Are there miracles today? Can we, with our passion, be the catalyst to miracles in our lives? Are miracles are only when oil last longer than it should? What would it mean to create a Menorah that lasts eight days? How would it impact our understanding of the miracles of old? What message would a Menorah lasting eight days say today? Perhaps we can be the miracles we are looking for Perhaps we have more oil inside of us than we realize Perhaps we can share our lights for eight days and longer, sharing our passion and conviction. Perhaps we can change the world with exactly the amount of oil we have inside of ourselves. Which led me to fashion a rather unconventional menorah; one that could last eight days. The idea came to me about two weeks before Chanukah, not enough time to test out how physics wicks and oil impact conceptual art to create the menorah in my minds eye. Instead I went looking for a commercially available item that could be adapted. The only available item that fit the bill was a 24-hole clear glass vase, which I filled with oil and placed eight wicks. On the first night of Chanukah...
New Art. ‘A Light onto the Wolves’

New Art. ‘A Light onto the Wolves’

In the wake of the terror in Paris, we are a light onto the nations as much as we are a light onto the wolves. There are truly evil forces out to destroy us along with western civilization. Yet this is not the first time we have been here. As proud Jewish people we have to stand strong and shine our light no matter the...
S. FL Press: “Chasidic pop artist visits South Florida”

S. FL Press: “Chasidic pop artist visits South Florida”

By Marvin Glassman South Florida Sun-Sentinel Not all Chabad rabbis are identified with the color black – referring to a black coat, black beard and black hat, as is the custom of rabbis in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Chabad Rabbi Yitzchok Moully is also known as a Chasidic pop artist, whose bright and bold colors of his paintings and attire (he wears orange socks, green tie and a pinkyarmulke) make him distinct. He spoke to a captive audience of approximately 100 people recently at the Chabad of Southwest Broward in Cooper City. Moully is a rabbi as well as a modern day artist that art critics consider as a Jewish Andy Warhol. He has produced many of his paintings using the photo silkscreen process, combining strong Chasidic and other Judaic images for exhibits, such as dreidels, a Kiddush cup, rabbis who were dancing together, using vibrant colors to create paintings to express himself artistically. Moully was not sure whether his talent in art was leading him astray from the life of a rabbi. Moully served as assistant rabbi at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge, N.J. “Was I leading a balanced life, I was not sure,” said Moully in his talk at the Chabad of Southwest Broward. “My rabbi told me that God gave me a gift to be an artist and that I should use my talent well. He was right. All of us have gifts from God and we owe it to ourselves to use our gifts to strengthen our relationship with God and each other.” Moully then described some of the more than 25 of his...
Pittsburgh Art Event  Article

Pittsburgh Art Event Article

This rabbi can paint, finding color in the black-and-white world around him The Jewish Chronicle – This rabbi can paint finding color in the black and white world around him by Toby Tabachnick     When Yitzchok Moully, a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi, visits Pittsburgh for the first time later this month, one of his first stops will be the Andy Warhol Museum. It might seem strange that a rabbi from the rigorously Orthodox movement has the Warhol on his to-do list, with its cutting edge and sometimes controversial art. But it was Warhol — one of Pittsburgh’s favorite sons and arguably the leading figure of the mid-20th-century pop-art movement — who has been a foremost source of inspiration for Moully, also known as “The Pop Art Rabbi.” Take a look at Moully’s colorful, silkscreen prints and you might have to do a double take. At first blush, they look like they could be Warhols, but the repeated images separated into individual squares are not soup cans or sneakers or Marilyn Monroe; instead, Moully’s subjects include dreidles and apples and hamantaschen…. Read more: The Jewish Chronicle – This rabbi can paint finding color in the black and white world around...
New Art. Let There Be Light II

New Art. Let There Be Light II

A few months ago I completed a piece titled “Let there be light” It was well received and commented on via facebook. One comment I received from Rabbi Dov Muchnik was that the piece was missing  third candle. The Rebbe had once told his father, famed artist Michoel Muchnik that when he paints Shabbat candles they should have a third candle, that of a young girl in the family, as it is our custom for a young girl to begin lighting Shabbat candles from the age of three. So  here is the new interpretation on the piece titled “Let there be light II” with not one but two small candled lighting up the world. Acrylic on canvas 40×40 in $2500...