Daniel Azoulay is a Jerusalem artist who combines traditional and modern media to create finely-crafted Judaica.
Starting with an inspiration drawn from the wellsprings of Jewish tradition and symbolism, Daniel blends artistic and architectural elements of Europe, North Africa and the Mid-East in his intricately designed paper cuts. Guided by his inner vision, he has a rare ability to integrate diverse elements in order to create Judaica that is simultaneously old and new–time-honored, yet contemporary.
Careful planning and many months of experimentation precede the creation of Daniel Azoulay’s artwork. Art and nature, as well as spiritual elements belonging to Jewish customs and folklore come together in a unique and imaginative way. Deeply rooted in Jewish art, he particularly enjoys designing paper cuts of which he says “I try to create a timeless artwork that will be cherished by the generations to follow.” These designs abound with symbolic and ornamental details. The lace-like appearance is ultimately embellished by 24 karat gold leaf.
Arriving in Israel as an infant from Morocco, Daniel is a Bezalel graduate and Rosenthal prize winner who recently, returned to the art academy after twenty-five years, completing a Masters degree in Design. He lives in the village of Tzur Hadassah with his wife and four children.
Daniel Azoulay’s desire to learn, coupled with his need to expand his horizons, ensures that his work will be an art of innovation and synthesis. Each design is unique and each item is personally signed by the artist. his work eminates warmth and celebration, reflecting tradition, history and the universality of the Jewish spirit.