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the light Torus collection

This complete series was made during lockdown. As I set up a table at home to create room for creativity and mindfulness, I was observing the influence of light and time. I started to paint, not knowing when I would be able to go out again. With of the absence of direct light, I worked with mirrors, dichroic cubes and artificial light sources. The main idea was to capture light at different times of day and interpret these moments with gestures of varying intensity and a dialogue between colors. Much like my own inner dialogue, some days the results were harmonious and some days they were filled with intensity. One of my color theories is about the addition of different colors and their interaction in response to the surface. Colors can have a completely different impact depending on the proportions in which they are used and their juxtaposition. My painting process is about reducing the gesture, by doing the same over and over, until it becomes a choreography, with the gesture as a ritual and a mindscape for both me and the viewer. All these works are made from reclaimed wood, jig -sawed by hand. It is central to my practice to use sustainable materials and to encourage the art world and other creatives to be more sensitive to this subject.




 


Infinite light

grey variation between illuminating yellow, purple and ultimate grey. Some reflection on the color of the year (pantone 2021).



I created a grey from scratch, as you know black is not in my color palette, and I manage my colors as RGB spectrum.








As said before I have been reductive in my process, and pushed boundaries of color theory and geometric structure to create mindscape. These abstract vortex became more present in my repertoire, little by little growing as a garden of torus, light and space at their purest state.

Flip it as you day go by.


This complete series was made during lockdown. As I set up a table at home to create room for creativity and mindfulness, I was observing the influence of light and time. I started to paint, not knowing when I would be able to go out again. With of the absence of direct light, I worked with mirrors, dichroic cubes and artificial light sources. The main idea was to capture light at different times of day and interpret these moments with gestures of varying intensity and a dialogue between colors. Much like my own inner dialogue, some days the results were harmonious and some days they were filled with intensity. One of my color theories is about the addition of different colors and their interaction in response to the surface. Colors can have a completely different impact depending on the proportions in which they are used and their juxtaposition. My painting process is about reducing the gesture, by doing the same over and over, until it becomes a choreography, with the gesture as a ritual and a mindscape for both me and the viewer. All these works are made from reclaimed wood, jig -sawed by hand. It is central to my practice to use sustainable materials and to encourage the art world and other creatives to be more sensitive to this subject.




Reclaimed wood, hand jigsawed, pigments and acrylic painting, 27x53(cm)

2021

Tel Aviv, Israel






 

Earth Spectrum


Part of my process is about metrics regarding climate change. I often look up to maps, facts regarding temperature and evolution.

Lately, the temperatures went higher and are causing damages today and forever.

According to these studies I develop color palette that represents temperatures, lands, or width of damage or proofs of the climate and nature observation. At the same time I try to balance the composition to bring some healing and kindness into the painting, for me and for the viewer.

I hope that observing this painting can bring awareness to this subject for us.

Also I only use materials found in the streets or leftover to build artwork that also intend to be sustainable.


Reclaimed wood, hand jigsawed, pigments and acrylic painting, 60 X 120 (cm)

2020

Tel Aviv, Israel

SOLD



 




Balancing light and space, observing light with colors, from dawn to vesper.

colorfield hard edge painting.

Acrylic and pigments on reclaimed poly wood, hand cut.

each gesture describe a moment of the day, contemplation and dialogue from inside out.

Based on studies about sacred geometry, color theory and Time.


Light and space 1,

Reclaimed wood, hand jigsawed, pigments and acrylic painting, 14 X 28 (cm)

art made during covid-19, Tel Aviv, Israel,2020.






 

Rainbow circles

Balancing light and space, observing light with colors, from dawn to vesper.

in this dark times of our lives, "be the rainbow in someone's cloud" came to me as something very relatable.



each gesture is related to circle art, light and space, and colors interactions.

Based on studies about sacred geometry, color theory and Time.



art made during covid-19, Tel Aviv, Israel,2020.

Reclaimed wood, hand jigsawed, pigments and acrylic painting, 15 X 30 (cm)






 

Blue like an orange



while the second lockdown, I was mainly observing light, and time influence, as usual checking maps on NASA and other databases to observe nature and human influence on Earth. Realizing that our actions had so much influence on habitat and also inspired by different social movement here in Israel and around the world. according to all this, I developed a palette, and then create a pattern, reduce the gesture for each layer until there is no surface to paint.

I wish the viewer can enjoy it as a meditation perspective to establish with the outside world, in lockdown or not. create a colorful bridge between tangible and intangible.

this one is based on simple color harmony of complementary colors, blue and orange, slightly creating gradient, as a light tunnel going inside out.


Light as this unique perception that we all relate and can perceive differently depending on where we are, and when. intangible moment of hope consumed at the same time as we enjoy it.


Reclaimed wood, hand jigsawed, pigments and acrylic painting, 15 X 30 (cm)





 


Light Arrhythmia


It’s always in dark times that you find a breach that lead to a new exit.

Accepting vulnerability, doubt and failure was a journey but today I feel it’s a great relief.



Sometimes the perception of light, inner or outside ones were difficult. Each step of the journey is giving a new halo on the destination.



I think the different movement and harmony created during this last period were a new leap in this direction.


Reclaimed wood, hand jigsawed, pigments and acrylic painting, 15 X 30 (cm)







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