ZVI MALNOVITZER (born 1945)...Malnovitzer has an unshakable belief in the need to bridge between Jewish identity and art. His paintings, rooted in his childhood and nourished by the timeless power of the Talmud and Jewish mysticism, stir the viewer to contemplation. I have often wondered why his creations awaken feelings of elation, wonder, and excitement. What is the meaning of the magic that suffuses them? No trickery here; not simply the hand of a master. True creation is propelled by energy. It is a bubble of the subconscious. This level is only suggested; the visual message is transmitted without words. Malnovitzer s creation is far-reaching, beyond simple visual description. And even though its roots are planted in the soil of Israel, it speaks a universal language. Whether they are exhibited in Tokyo and Munich, or New York and Tel Aviv, collectors and art lovers are eager to acquire the works of this artist. His paintings are also offered at auctions, fetching ever-increasing prices. Clearly, the timeless art we love to live with, art that transcends the dictates of the fashion of the moment like that of the avant-garde, evokes an enduring emotional response.