Nissan Engel defines his art as "abstract lyricism" and reflects his intense passion for music. Moving to Paris from Israel in the 1960s, Engel worked in the theatre and ballet, designing costumes and stage sets, all while continuing to develop a unique style of painting and printmaking to transform music into visual impressions.
His compositions invite the viewer to interpret his work through their own experiences and thoughts on music. The delicate quality of his paintings draw the viewer into the space. His themes are light-hearted without being frivolous and his subtle arrangement of familiar symbols are meant to suggest rhythm and movement.