Azulay comes from a tradition of artists who believe emotional expression is paramount to technique. Azulay is a technically savvy painter, his mastery of acrylics is clear the moment you lay eyes on a drop of water from his recent Shower Series. You believe you are gazing at the work of an impressionist master, until you step back to reveal an intimate contemporary scene of a person in the shower. His cunning use of color and curiousness about his subject draw you in, until you realize you are disconnected, divided from the subject by the shower cell. These works are a deeply personal meditation on the question of boundaries, individual and national. The work exposes the subject to us, even as it deflects us away, distracting us from our fear that we don't belong here. His work is the soulful struggle of a man trying to make himself at home.