Yishai Jusidman, a Mexican artist of Jewish heritage currently working in Los Angeles, explores the history of paint and painting and presents them through a contemporary lens.
Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue is a series of paintings in which the artist used just one color—Prussian blue, one of the earliest pigments artificially developed and used by European painters—to visualize sites of the Holocaust. The chemical compound that makes up the pigment Prussian blue is a form of Prussic acid used by the Nazis at some of the extermination camps, and traces of the pigment remain in the buildings of some of those camps to this day. Jusidman’s paintings serve as a quiet reminder of the consequences of hate.
This exhibition is organized by Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City, and is making its United States debut at YBCA.