‘Under the Black Hat’ – Jerusalem Biennale in the News

‘Under the Black Hat’ – Jerusalem Biennale in the News

‘Under the Black Hat’ Pop Art in Jerusalem Focuses on Chassidim Rabbi Yitzchok Moully brings spiritual and emotional depth to a new exhibit Chabad.org wrote up a beautifully written article about my work in the Jerusalem Biennale. It covers my Digital Cleansing piece as well as the ever popular Orange socks. Read the full article here “Orange Socks” fills an entire wall of a gallery in Jerusalem, from floor to ceiling, and depicts the life-size silhouettes of 12 Chassidim, one of whom shows a flash of color. The artwork, by Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, is on display in the curated group show “Popthodox-Black Humor” until Nov. 16 as a part of the Third Jerusalem Biennale. (Art: Rabbi Yitzchok...
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...