Calman Shemi, sculptor and painter, was born in Argentina in 1939.  A graduate of the school of Sculpture and Ceramics in Mendoza, Calman Shemi was a student of the Italian-Argentinean sculptor Libero Badii, and later of the German-Israeli sculptor Rudi Lehman.
In 1961 Calman Shemi settled in Israel and worked as a sculptor working with wood and clay. Several of his large scale projects made of fiberglass and polyester are situated in various public buildings all over the world.
Though sculpture dominated his early years as an artist, Calman Shemi developed the idea of the "soft painting" medium in 1977.  
Many artists strive to challenge themselves with new artistic mediums.  Calman Shemi has done so by developing two unique techniques of paintings: his "lacquer paintings" and "window paintings". His "lacquer" and "window" paintings are reminiscent of ancient techniques used to create art in Japan and China centuries ago. During the last two decades, Shemi has held more then seventy solo shows in the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Japan and Israel. His work can be seen in many public places and private collections around the world.
Filter artworks by:
  • Lacquer
  • Icons
  • Totems
  • Acrylic On Paper
  • Tables
  • Mixed Media Butterflies
  • Flow
  • Breaking The Glass
  • Paper Bags
  • It Bags
  • Basket Bags
  • I Love ICONS
  • Street Art
  • Original Paintings From The 1990's
  • Wood and Aluminium
  • People
  • 3D Wall Sculpture
  • Works On Paper
  • Pop
  • Passover
  • Noah's Ark
  • Musicians
  • Mothers
  • Fantasy
  • City Scapes
  • Butterflies
  • Photography
  • Spirit Book
  • Black and White Lacquer
  • Bodies
  • Eyes
  • Cinema
  • Barocco
  • Free standing sculptures
  • Wall Sculptures
  • Shadow Box
  • Window Paintings
  • Lacquer Paintings
  • Terragraphs
  • Wiremesh Sculpture
  • Cities
  • Monumentals
  • Original acrylic paintings
  • Embellished Print
  • wall relief
  • Shredded Euros
  • Moons
  • Wild Orchirds
  • Bulls & Bullfights
  • Mixed Media Lacquer
  • Metal Wall Sculptures
  • Exhibitions
  • Sculptures
  • Flowers
  • Heritage
  • Zodiac
  • Homages
  • Studying the masters
  • Papercut
  • Characters
  • sculptures and table
  • Typographic art
  • Animal sculptures
  • Characters sculpture
  • Wood sculpture
  • Print signed and numbered
  • Chairs
  • Special Projects
  • Wall sculpture1
Upload failed :( Please try again

Check all fields are corrects.

Thank you :)

Please fill in your details to stay updated on new arrivals, exhibitions and more!