Matan Ben-Tolila was born in 1978 in Israel, where he currently lives and works.
The work of Matan Ben-Tolila focuses on large-scale landscape paintings. His paintings linger on moments in which reality and abstraction co-exist. The scenery appearing in Ben-Tolila's paintings contains temporary structures of different kind and function, these are constructed with simple, almost schematic elements.
The work of Matan Ben-Tolila has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions:
Notes to the wind, Art- Beijing 14 Art-Fair, China; Journeys, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; International Art Symposium, Museum Villa Bohm,Neustadt am der Weinstrasse, Germany in 2014. Moon Walks, Noga Gallery, TLV in 2013. Moved Room, special project at Fresh Paint 05 Art -fair, TLV in 2012. Shesh-Besh, Petach- Tikva Museum of Art; The Same Sea/A Different Coast, Galerie61, Bielefeld, Germany; Vacuum, Rawart Gallery, TLV; Open Call for Snow, Gallery39, TLV in 2011.
Ben-Tolila has been awarded the schir residency@berlin grant, Friederike Schir foundation, in June-August 2014; Excellence in Painting in 2006 by the Fine Art department, Bezalel Academy of Art Design, Jerusalem, as well as the Excellence of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation award in 2005, 2006, and 2007.