Matan Ben Cnaan (b. 1980) combines figurative language with classical and contemporary concepts, maintaining boundary-crossing contexts even when he deals with local light and landscape.

Biblical themes are his trigger for charged situations with personal interpretation. Ben Cnaan places these myths in a banal reality, deconstructing them from their heroic representations.

In 2015 Ben Cnaan won the National Gallery's BP Portrait Award for his painting Annabelle and Guy (2014).