Articles in Category: Rosa Katzenelson

Rosa Katzenelson: Paintings
Beyond Hasidic Expressionism

Written on October 15, 2012

Eye of the Fish, (18 x 14), Oil on linen by Rosa Katzenelson Courtesy Hadas Gallery

Passion of belief can certainly lead to passion of expression, especially for an artist.  Rosa Katzenelson’s paintings and digital artwork currently at the Hadas Gallery in Brooklyn could easily define the very essence of religious expressionism.  As a Chabad devotee, every aspect of her work exudes a passion for both the Chassidic subjects she depicts and for the visceral act of making a painting.  Nonetheless, upon closer inspection her work yields considerably more complexity.