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  • About Jessica Moritz, publications and interviews

    2021 started with colors, new ideas, collaborations and New publications about my work and my practice. Here's some sneak peak and links to recent publications that you can browse and enjoy. On Saatchi online: NEW VOICES DISCOVER 100 ARTISTS WHO ARE CHANGING THE CONVERSATION For far too long, the traditional art world has been slow to recognize the achievements of artists of color, women artists, and those working outside of major art centers or without a formal art education. But at Saatchi Art, inclusion has always been part of our DNA. To celebrate our continuing commitment to equity and equal representation, two-thirds of the artists featured in this special edition catalog are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color, and more than half are women. At Saatchi Art, we believe highlighting these voices means adding more creativity, inspiration, and beauty to the world. Join us in discovering 100 of the most talented emerging artists making work today. Discover the online catalog: Artist Spotlight, interview on Return on Art With her vibrant work, Jessica Moritz aims to create a sense of order and calm in the chaos of everyday life. Inspired by the captivating qualities of light, the artist creates carefully balanced geometric objects that provide the viewer with an almost hypnotizing, immersive experience. Sustainability is central to Moritz' artistic practice. The artist works with reclaimed materials which she gathers on her trips and subsequently transforms to give them new life and purpose. Q. Your work takes on many different forms and formats - could you take us through your creative process? A. In my practice, there are key elements such as color, light, shapes, letters, and space. Each of them help me to create a format that express the vision I have and is a tool to make the viewer part of this vision. Most of the time, I start by creating color harmonies and cutting shapes, a reductive process that aims to keep only what is relevant. The observation of light is also a key step in the creation of my work. For example, the Light Torus series was made based on my observations of light and my personal reflections on the lockdown situation. I started by observing light and creating color harmonies for each piece. I would study sacred geometry and see how this can be applied to architecture and our current situation. The first Torus I made was on canvas. After seeing the piece on the wall, I understood that the shape itself needed to be the base of the painting and that the gesture of cutting and recycling was essential to my process. Each step of the process is part of the message and brings the artwork closer to my initial vision. Read the full interview here Discover the exclusive collection of Torus On Return On Art here Art book of sunshine by Noemie Hamon on Cent magazine And God said, “Let there be light: and there was light” in the early part of creation according to the bible was The Sun, the very core of our world. This light from the sun gives birth and makes everything possible. Indeed, this star is a sign of hope, health and vitality. It nurtures nature and creates incredible landscapes. These landscapes highlighted by the sunlight have also been a source of inspiration for humans, from our beginning to the present day. Meanwhile, the Sun became a cornerstone of our world largely represented in paintings and photos. From cave paintings to modern artworks, imagine if there was a book about the meeting between art and light. We have created, in our mind, a book on this very subject and highlighted a few key chapters of this story. Discover more about this history in these extracts from our Artbook of Sunshine. ... Read full article here Op Art: Illusory Devices and Optical Manipulations curated by Tessa Lillis On Canvas, Saatchi Art Blog It is unsurprising that Op art, based upon its very name, is an extremely visually recognizable art movement. Op art, or optical art, is predominantly based upon exploring the limits of optics, and is largely recognizable through its use of geometric shapes and lines in conjunction with stark contrasts in color. These elements consequently create optical effects, illusions of depth, or even vibrations in the artwork. Read full Blog Post here

  • how to create collage and improve your creativity

    collage can be a great boost to your creativity and introduce so many ways to process an idea. working with paper or two dimensional surface makes your eyes focus in composition or dynamic, but by working as collage, you can overlay, strip, use pattern, fill. Imagine you are in photoshop or illustrator but in real life. One good thing about collage, you can use what you have, recycle paper, upcycle gift paper wrap, cut, extract packaging, you chose your materials without having to buy new ones. About Materials for collage: Paper, all kinds, all sizes plastic wrap, gift wrap, receipts, packaging, it can also be textures, magazines, brochures, newspaper, books, catalog, ad from mail box, no limit Tools for collage: exacto, scalpel, twizzors, scissors, glue stick, smudge lodge,cutting mat, pencil, rulers, compass. creating analog collage, About style? in Collage Art, there are different style, surrealist, figurative, abstract, surface pattern. you can find more sub style by looking the hashtag #collage on Instagram, can also be a starter for your inspiration. In collage Art, you create your own rules and develop your own vision. surrealist art can be so fun and inspiring, it will encourage you to use different scale, create new characters by interchanging their bodies, or placing them in unexpected locations. Rhythm in the composition is game changing. Let's say you have 6 elements: background of a location, very basic, 2 characters, and some smaller elements. By placing them and playing with the different elements, you can create a completely different dynamic in the collage. One composition will have a dramatic tone because characters will be hidden or covered (for example) and One other composition will be funny by creating an illusion with the character becoming a super hero by adding a cape. playing with your different cut outs before giving a definitive shape to your work. take picture or why not film your process to document your work, and also be able to come back to the best composition. how to organize the workspace when you do collage? Lets say it's the first day you do collage, so you have a scalpel, some magazines, paper, maybe some painting and it's all over the place! yes this is also part of the process but what if you need to work on something else, or also you want to make a pause? organisation can help you to create and make a pause when necessary. How ? storage! you can classify the different elements of your collage in envelopes, folders and keep them flat and protect them from wind, sticky hands or family running around. it's always easier to work by serie, create a narrative around the work. It will encourage you to keep some rules and same direction and also help your audience to relate and connect with your universe. Story telling can be from abstract to being very personal; keep in mind that you are the narrator and you can chose what to keep for you and what story to tell. Collage Art is playful! mixing media, textures, patterns, colors, paper weaving, transparency, covering, everything is possible! let's talk about abstract collage, you have difference surface of papers, different colors, sizes, textures, etc you can start by working in a grid and create geometric shapes to compose simple shapes and play a little place them and then paste them. you can also mix with catalog or magazines images and create a great contrast by a solid color block. Again, you can create your own style, and develop your creativity with what materials you have available. We are in a period of our life that we consume a lot of images, digital or analog. the covid situation, being in lockdown, we can create some art made from these images, and invent a new landscape inside, everyday. Now sharing with you a sketchbook project based on collage i started, based on geometry and text based inspiration. After i started to create some geometric collages, mixing color block, playing with papers, drawing and creating layers, I started to see the shapes becoming a 3D shape and started to create new ones as they could become a collage in 3 dimensions. i hope this blog post about analog collage will help you create a new body of work and escape the pandemic pressure; happy to read your creative initiative and talk about art process, comment or write me #collage #diycollage #artduringcovid #howtodocollage #upcyclepaper #sustainableart #create #boostyourcreativity #createandcultivate

  • women in the arts

    This time of the year has come: women history month. Let's see what metrics tell us about the situation, looking at the different subjects regarding the Art Market in different continents and how women have space to work and succeed-or not. let's have a look on the Art side so we can see many articles and data related to women, it can be to highlight women in history, raise awareness, educate also but mostly to talk about women and hopefully give guidance to "becoming women " or younger generation to have a better perspective. First article i found related to the subject according to research and Seo: Do Women Dealers Represent More Women Artists? written by Kim Hart and Anna Louie Sussman, december 2017 On Artsy, read full article here These metrics will first explain the different issues that we have to take in consideration about the Art Market and the different actors that make the scene more or less active. Some lines from the article that give food for thoughts as they say. Dealers rarely, if ever, cite gender (or ethnicity, or nationality, or any other marker of identity) as a factor in deciding to represent an artist. That notion is almost universally rejected; it’s always and inevitably about “the strength of the work.” after Reading this article from 2017, what did i learn ? The Art market is still managed mainly by white men and the stigma over women potentially becoming mother in their career can have a negative impact in your career. Women Art dealer, women curator, women art advisor, women editor, women gallery owner, women collector, these are the keys to the future of women in the Arts. We need to look at the bigger picture to build a better parity in the Arts. Second Article: Why Is Work by Female Artists Still Valued Less Than Work by Male Artists? written by Taylor Whitten Brown, Mars 2019 On Artsy, read full article here So this article is very interesting because it clearly address the big questions such as parity in the Art field, theories of difference and historical context that we can read the situation with facts and statistics. what to have in mind while reading any article about this subject is that we all have different background, education, and cultural norm that influence us and the market. Ask question around you and you will understand it from your perspective. Chose 5 different people, ask them which Artist made them discover Art, which Artist they enjoy the most? Which artist they would buy? According to their answer you will have a preview of their opinions and postions regarding women in the Arts. This is not a test with good and bad answers. The Art Market is not that simple. According to your education, your cultural background, and influence you will -without being conscious - answer with male artist, or male influenced answer because you don't have the different keys to understand that you can chose differently. About Data and analysis of the Market third article: Methodology: How We Gathered and Analyzed Our Data on Women in the Art world written by Julia Halperin & Charlotte Burns On Artnet, read full Article here this article is very specific about the data involved and what is collected. It leads to other articles that develop and analyze these statistics and allow us to have a better reading of the situation meaning the Us Art market from 2008 to 2018. So let's read between the lines, and see what has improved and what can be done. facts: Just 11 percent of all acquisitions and 14 percent of exhibitions at 26 prominent American museums over the past decade were of work by female artists. According to a joint investigation by artnet News and In Other Words, a total of 260,470 works of art have entered the museums’ permanent collections since 2008. Only 29,247 were by women. Did you ever notice while visiting museum or gallery this gap? 11% is such a small number when you understand the size of the market and the money involved. if you go deeper and talk about women of color in the Arts (Woca) it's even worst. Something to have in mind while looking at all these numbers; sometimes exhibitions are curated and selected according to the curator and museum or gallery decision; But think about the donation, the private collection, and gifts. Having an art collection and sharing it is amazing but the impact on gender equality is like a a silent move. Next time you are in a museum, look at the different actors of the exhibitions: curators, donors, collections, and if the artworks are owned by the museum or private collections, and list the genders, you'll understand fast that it's mainly male dominated. Taking another statistic to look at with different perspective (Courtesy of artnet News and In Other Words at Art Agency, Partners) Yayoi Kusama, born in 1929, Japan Louise bourgeois, born in 1911, France Shinique Smith born in 1971,USA Catherine Opie born in 1961, USA Kara Walker born in 1969, USA Janet Cardiff born in 1957, Canada Rineke Dijkstra born in 1959, Netherland Carrie Mae Weems born in 1953, USA Cecilia Vicuna born in 1948, Chile Diane Arbus born in 1923, USA Isa Genzken born in 1948, Germany Judy Chicago born in 1939, Usa Koo Jeong A born in 1967, South Korea Lorna Simpson born in 1960, Usa Nijdeka Akunylli Crosby born in 1983, Nigeria Pippilotti Rist born in 1962, Switzerland R H Quaytman born in 1961, USa Sharon Lockhart born in 1964, USA Wangechi Mutu born in 1970, Kenya Yoko Ono born in 1933, Japan how to make Art and Activism? Of course i have to talk about the Guerilla Girls and what they did since 1985. Can you imagine being an establish woman artist and fighting for women representation? Yes you can, this is the power of acting anonymously and working with allies in the field that create bridges for us and the future that we understand that we are all actors of change and better future for women in the Arts. here's the link to future events of the Guerrilla Girls IRL and online where you can participate, learn and contribute To end this article, I wish you have a better understanding of the different actors of the Art Market and see where you can make a difference in your own community with your own perspective. i'll be happy to hear your initiative, point of view and create new bridges for future generations . if you want to answer anonymously or have a private question please contact #womeninthearts #womenartist #genderequality #womenhistorymonth #womenhistory #womenmakehistory

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  • Collect | jessica moritz | Art prints | contemporary israel Art

    Collect Welcome to my virtual Art Gallery! ​ Due to covid-19, Inspiration and working has been a real challenge. Currently in Lockdown, with limited space, materials, i fit into my idea of reductive and colorful art. start collecting paintings, lino prints, giclée prints, and wall sculptures. Let's make home great again. Wishing you and all your loved ones are safe. ​ commissions are welcome contact: ​ Have a Colorful day! ​ ​ black circle vector shape black circle vector shape black circle vector shape These works are currently available for sale. ​ new artworks, lino prints, wall sculpture and art made during lockdown will be added every week. ​ Inquiries or commission artwork please reach out by mail. Contact Collect the new Torus Collection Collect my last works shop Welcome to my shop! ​ Each week i release new design, matte or glossy paper, giclee prints, printed on demand. ​ Some design are also available in apparel or eco tote bags. (sustainable art and fashion) ​ all design are created according to RGB, colors and light study. visit my Society6 Collection ​ ​ contact: ​ ​ ​ ​ Visit the Shop Collect Collect Collect Collect Collect Collect Collect Collect Collect Collect Collect Collect Collect Collect Visit and start collecting

  • Jessica Moritz ⎜hard edge painting ⎜Mindscape⎜Tel Aviv

    Paintings Hello! the works are organized chronologically, and regularly updated. The last months lead me to new optical illusion and symmetry in chaos, focusing on color theories, study of light and sustainable Art. i am proud to present works only made of leftover wood, paper, or found materials. also i have been starting to create digital art that is available on prints and other materials. you can start collecting my work according to your taste and budget. wear a mask, and stay colorful! ​ 2021 light escape - merkaba-geometric dystopia wall sculpture acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood 21X21 (sides 8,5,8,8 golden ratio based) listed work on Saatchi Online ​ in all the light studies that i made, i also investigated into sacred geometry and the differently to reach higher vibrations and create an exit, even temporary. the need to ground myself and also elevate light, spirit, body (merkaba originally from hebrew מרכבה) you can find a lot of different interpretations from the bible, sacred geometric and other sources. In my journey to light, I realized the balance comes from within. more Art for a Cause ​ Color theory study acrylic and pigments on paper One of the three works that will be on auction with Postales Desde El Limbo to support the solidarity center of Zaragoza to help people with addictions. You can visit and start collecting and-or donating now. ​ Lumen, geometric exit square painting acrylic and pigments on canvas 20 x 20 x 1,5 listed work on Saatchi Online ​ Reducing colors, shapes to get to this path. doing draft for mural project, i was thinking of a geometric composition mirroring colors and shapes and keep a center clear to create an exit in the painting. more Blue Utopia wall Sculpture acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood 40X 34 X 5 listed work on Saatchi Online ​ One of the most interesting perspective while working with colors is creating interactions with light(s). each shade can have a new perception depending of the lights and angles where it hits the colors. I was thinking what if you had to conceive a space, be an architect and what it would look like. Then, because of the situation, I don’t want to be inside. So the main interest would be outside wondering the inside. Minding the light, the sound, corners and other edges. Trying to blur the lines between all edges will be the next step. Illusion and other tricks to escape. 33 pieces of reclaimed wood, soon outside in or vice versa. more Prism, cube illusion from purple to blue wall Sculpture acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood (21 X 21 X( 8 X 5)) listed work on Saatchi Online ​ In this work, i wanted to go deeper in color theory and also play with mathematic rules but keep it simple. the shape is based on phi number and then sides from the sequence. square of 21, sides of 5, 8 cm it implies that the "cube" will never have all sides touching the wall together. I always love to create illusion from the shape and also from the colors. therefore i have a back light (halo) coming from inside the work that creates a new dimension in the sculpture without seeing it. more full circle(s) letters labyrinth wall sculpture acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood (30 X 30 X 1,5) listed work on Saatchi Online ​ During the last months, i have explored the different harmonies and boundaries of colors via my torus wall painting. the initial shape of torus was created during the first lockdown, at home and then developed in different sizes, colors and exploring color theory and light observation. As i understand that this cycle comes to an end, I wanted to paint an exit, and reunite the shape and add some signs, letters, and glyph, symbol of this uncertain times that we all experience and capture them together to create a new harmony while chaos. more The other women Painting acrylic and pigments on canvas (213x162) listed work on Saatchi Online ​ I started this paintings late 2019, with the idea of unfolding different perspective of being a woman. As we entered 2020, observing faces and expressions became difficult so I rolled it. Meanwhile, faces folded, crumpled, relaxed and unfolded again. I forgot how challenging was to paint expression and convey emotions. Each geometric surface becomes an abstraction of being, giving up on edges. I guess this is how I escaped from facing it all. About the different faces, I collected images from Beatles or Elvis concert, unfortunately uncredited. The hysteria captured properly, if that makes sense. more Sea Spectrum wall sculpture acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood hand jigsawed listed work on Saatchi Online ​ After many years of observation of the different maps, studies and analysis of the different evolutions and influence of climate change, I had to investigate the sea side. Water is essential to all of us, still we make decisions that have a negative impact on us and our future. the evolution of sea levels, gravity field, water temperatures, and quality of water have been showing new increase of damages and alerting us to make a difference. According to Nasa data after years of observations, satellites, and other resources we can have a concrete oversight of the different curves, maps, spectrum of impact on Earth. Often we see the climate change on earth because we mostly live and depend on it but we forget that water is the essence of Earth, 71 % of Earth is water, remember that. This work is collecting some of more Hope tessellation choreography wall sculpture acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood hand jigsawed listed work on Saatchi Online ​ First version of this piece was called twist, study of standing in one square meter. Since then I moved studio twice, as you know a lot of other challenging events have been there to remind me of limited space, movement, and colors. So I decided to revisit it and give it a new perspective. Tessellation and choreography are still, colors movement and interactions are giving a saturated mindscape and almost makes more Anyway sunrise and sunset what fits in a square fits anywere wall sculpture, 13 pieces acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood hand jigsawed listed work on Saatchi Online ​ i wanted to think this sculpture as illusion of a collage. cut, move and paste shapes as if it was a simple gesture, stay minimal as in my sketchbook. In my process, I create shapes that tends to escape or go out of frame. Many times, i was enjoying the process so much, that I had more Light Torus wall sculpture, acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood hand jigsawed Listed works on Return on Art ​ new color harmonies, based on light study during second lockdown, Tel Aviv, Israel. Blue like an orange, complementary color harmony, creating ripples of harmony and balance in the torus foundation. ​ Infinite light, based on Pantone of the Year 2021, PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating. As a RGB artist, i created grey from colors and developed gradients and ripples with each color. ​ . ​ Hope and other letters wall sculpture, 15 pieces acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood hand jigsawed Listed work on Saatchi Online ​ Hope is such a small word for so many of us. Only four letters to encapsulate future, dream, possibilities, opportunities and mostly Life. Letters have always been to me some friendly signs wherever I was to rely on and understand the location and context. I am so familiar with them that they became part of my landscape, and some escaped and had some mutation in the process. I use 3 different languages in my daily life and process .Sometimes, when I work with typography, I got lost in translation and see them as some abstract symbol. We all sometimes need reminders of meanings behind what we see or do. May this one be a colorful reminder that we have HOPE, today and tomorrow. About colors, wild harmony with cooler tones, green, spring and other hint of what Hope has given me. . ​ what fits in a square fits anywere wall sculpture, 20 pieces acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood hand jigsawed ​ In my process, I create shapes that tends to escape or go out of frame. Many times, i was enjoying the process so much, that I had to find a new way to develop new shapes, so I started to use collage and paper weaving to create unexpected shapes and have a faster idea. Overthinking can shut down a great concept. I had a pile of used paper, some used for past stencils, some found in the street, some from failed paintings. Then I started a notebook, square format, based on a Grid, keeping my reductive choices in a notebook that i can keep in my bag, always. Slowly it became an alphabet, repertoire of abstract typography, mixing textures, accidents, and out cuts. It gave me one more reason to stay in the process, and re-create these fast collage in assemblage, 3D translation of them, and create this illusion in Sculpture. Extending edges to A new path, and again developing colors interactions and surfaces. ​ what goes around comes around wall sculpture acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood hand jigsawed 2021-50x37x2,5(cm) ​ While drawing new mindscape, I was looking if different symmetry and line path, and I got lost, again. The painting direction came out from different interactions, wanted or not. Since we are all together apart and wishing to be closer but at the same time not facing our issues, it came as an irony of the situation. « Closer » is so subjective and overwhelming. 🔁 Still, intentions and actions have ripples and create this circle around the square, meaning energy stuck into a concept. Pick your box, tick on any subject, what goes around comes around, and will make sense to some point, hopefully. Utopia of balanced relations in chaos, as if you were close, or facing your own truth. ​ ​ ​ Sky Escape, geometric utopia​ Work for sale on Saatchi wall sculpture acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood hand jigsawed 50X26 X1,5 (cm) ​ On my journey to escape the current chaos, I always look up. The various mysteries related to sky, space, light and how we see it and what we do with this knowledge. Mission to Mars, or moon explorer still resonate and are an infinite source of inspiration. The paradox of the global situation is ironic and makes it even more fascinating. We are all, more or less, on limited movement and travelling. Creating some utopian landscape generated by these observations makes my journey easier. The escape is determined by the viewer. Observing the Hubble and seeing the Nebula, the stars and the moons is a relief. Isn’t is amazing to have this vision and see the light from here. We need darkness to see the light. I translated this concept into a shape, a new mindscape to add to the collection. Mind the light. ​ Flip the square Work for sale on Saatchi Acrylic and pigments on canvas, 20x20, 2021 ​ ​ ​ Flip the square, new painting with color palette from January 2020 and color theory evolution since. When I started this serie, I had in mind paintings that could be working individually and fit together as a mural, or puzzle. Within process, it became a brain Teaser, and I have decided that all sides should be able to mix and match. Of course some of them would have more acquaintances than others, just like us. We can coexist seamlessly. Maybe a Middle East reflection came into it. About colors and edges, yes another mindscape. The confusion of negative space and borders are necessary to create a shape, that doesn’t mean it’s closed. A little bit obsessed by the blues, casual hustle, if you observe the different proportions of blues and their influence in each flip, you can find a great escape. ​ The moon between us Work for sale on Saatchi Acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood, hand jigsaw, mindfully made. As a light artist, I am also concerned by the physical relation of it, and environmental observations. I observe changings, influences, and always look at the moon as a challenge and utopia of exploration of human achievements and dreams. Grass is greener on the other side, sometimes. At the same time, Being away from my family, living in different time zone, I always look at the moon and think that it link us by sight, and in a way make us closer. On a spiritual side, moon is leading many calendars and opportunities that can bring you higher connections and relief. I expanded my colors according to moon light and difference between studio light or different day lights and introduced earth tones, and colored grey to create this connection. I hope it can bring people closer or forget restrictions and boundaries that we are facing now. Torus Collection New Torus collection now available exclusively on Return On Art. ​ Made during Third Lockdown, A collection of wall sculptures based on light observation and color interactions now available for purchase on RoA. Discover Golden Hour Twist work for sale on Saatchi Obsession of light lead me here. On each day variations, each ray of light creates a new moment, intangible and so precious. The oldest and yet best abstract still life that I have ever experienced. From sunrise to dawn, the spectrum of colors are so different and an infinite source of inspiration. This is my new way of creating outside in. it's easier to convey a situation into an exit than a fate. I called my sculpture "mindscape", a way to escape the current chaos. I combine colors and utopic structures to give a new perspectives to the viewer and create a new vision for the world ahead. Wall sculpture, 50x26x1,5 cm, 20x 10,5x0,6’’ /2020. reclaimed wood, hand jigsaw acrylic, pigments and glaze made out of third lockdown, back in Studio in Tel Aviv, israel. Love and other letters, brain teaser work for sale on Saatchi Part of the process is writing, vocalizing and silence. I enjoy composing with letters and signs. I compose more than I write. I try to visualize them before sketching, building shapes, as a collage, overlay, connect and erase. I think this is what remains from last weeks, in other words. During the last lockdown, I felt many kinds of love expressions. It reminded me to express it, to remember to share love with my closed ones and be more opened about my feelings and be more conscious about others. in my practice I try to create from fonts, geometric utopia, and color interactions. In this piece i wanted to combine colors that were out of balance and create a positive surface proportions. I hope it will encourage people to be more expressive toward love. ​ Acrylic and pigments16 pieces of Reclaimed wood, Mdf and other street treasures. Acrylic, pigments and glaze.38x22x 3(cm) Same Same , acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood, 27 X 53,5 X 3 ,2021. Work for sale on Saatchi ​ Typography, signs and symbols have always been part of my process, sometimes hidden, sometimes as a singular composition. Some sweet and sour moments turned into a shape. I used the same colors for both parts but change their orders to create new color harmony, every time. That way, you can flip the sculpture anytime you want. this time in terms of colors, i wanted to create new balance with triadic color harmonies and also unexpected ones. Lettering has always been a great inspiration in my work. I wish I was able to resume some facts to feelings in just few letters, and compose only with glyphs and signs. i wish the viewer can find some escape and relief while enjoying the colors. acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood, hand jigsawed, mindfully made. Made during Third Lockdown, Tel Aviv, Israel. The why ?~¿, acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood, 26x26x3,2021. ​ During the last year, before, between and during lockdown in my studio in Tel Aviv or home, so many questions were shuffling and very few answers. I think it’s common for all creatives having a process that involves questions, balance, arguments, answers and contradictions. So I started some drawings using letters, punctuation, as if the inner dialogue was taking shape. For this one, 23 pieces to fit together, a little mind puzzle, asymmetrical and colorful, there is no light if there is no shadow. And each corner is a new answer. ​ You can identify letters, numbers, punctuation signs gradually taking over my paintings. i believe language and paintings made me develop my own alphabet and form of expression that now can be identified clearly into my last works. New order , full spectrum, acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood, hand jigsaw, mindfully made. I wanted to start this year with a torus about light. Light is hope. Light is colors. Light is what makes me do what I do and I hope it gives you relief and inspiration to meditate and create. This pattern got me through 2020, 3 circles interlocking together, exploring different escapes of light. My mindscape. 2020 אמנות ישראלית הישר מסטודיו האמן התחדשו ביצירות אמנות מקורית של טובי האמנים הישראלים! חיפוש על פי סוג העבודה ציורים ורישומים למכירה יצירות מקוריות של אמנים ישראליים עכשווים ציורים בבית מפיחים בו תחושה מיוחדת ואישית, בין אם בחרתם בנוף הרי יהודה או בדיוקן אישה. בחירת ציורים אשר יהדהדו בליבכם דורשת התייחסות למספר קטגוריות, אותן פרשנו עבורכם באוסף עשיר של אמנות ישראלית איכותית. אצלינו בגלריה של גיסיקה מוריץ תוכלו למצוא מגוון ציורים ממיטב האמנים הישראלים אשר חולקים איתכם את יצירתם. הציורים מאוגדים תחת סגננות שונים כמו אבסטרקט, ציורים פיגורטיבים, ציורי נוף ופרחים, דיוקנאות ועוד. בהתייחסותכם לסגנון הציור עליכם גם לשים לב לחומרים השונים והטכניקות המגוונות כמו ציורים בצבעי שמן או צבעי מים, עץ או בד, חריטה ועוד. לכל אלה השפעה משמעותית על האוירה אותה תרצו ליצור כשאתם ניגשים לבחור את הציור שמרגש אתכם. During the second lockdown, i was more prepared, and did some cutout from my found materials, sketches. i was thinking of impossible geometry, space limits, utopia of reality. I had to balance the current state of mind and create a concrete non sense, a visual that would be a good statement of what was happening. i call them mindscape (mind-escape), using impossible geometry, color theory and fonts variations. Acrylic and pigments on reclaimed MDF, hand cut Second lockdown, 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 intends to be sustainable. ​ Acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood panel, 60 X120 cm// 23,6X47'' work available on Saatchi Squares reflections coming back at the studio, after second lockdown, going back to basics, square study and color theory. ​ square vector shape All of this series was made during second lockdown. I set up a table at home to create room for creativity and mindfulness. I was observing light and time influence. I started painting not knowing when we would be able to got out again. the process is about reducing the same gesture, over and over, until there was no action required. the circles série acrylic and pigments on reclaimed poly wood 15x30 (5,9x11,8”) Tel Aviv, 2020 ​ Learn more about the process Start collecting Aurora acrylic and pigments on reclaimed poly wood 31X31X5 (12X12X2") Tel Aviv, 2020 Another square, wall sculpture Structure based on Golden Ratio (Fibonacci) and colors on RGB spectrum. acrylic and pigments on reclaimed poly wood 31X31X(8-13-21)cm (12X12X(3,1x5,1,8,2") Tel Aviv,2020 Still Structure based on one painting from the square collection ( 2 different pieces) acrylic and pigments on reclaimed poly wood 30 X 20 X 7cm (11,8 X 7,8 X 2,7 ") Tel Aviv, 2020 Sunset distraction acrylic and pigments on paper,46x61cm (18X24") Tel Aviv, 2020 ​ Collect Prints Colors different proposal on color theory and halation acrylic and pigments on paper 20X20cm (7,8 x7,8") Tel Aviv, 2020 Comfort Zone Wall Sculpture acrylic and pigments on reclaimed poly wood 31 X 31 X 5,2cm (12,2x 12,2 x 2 ") Tel Aviv, 2020 vector shape art Palette palette project experimental project acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood palette Tel Aviv, 2020 ​ During covid-19, I made some changes in my practice, and materials. After observing climate changing, nature disasters, fires, and maps evolutions, i realized that as an artist, i can and should make a difference. most of my works are now made according to materials i find, using leftovers, woods, paper cuts, objects. i build new shapes or let their natural shapes and overpaint on it. ​ I applied different studies about colors and climate evolution on it. refering to the climate emergency that we need to face and try to be as sustainable as i can. During the first lockdown, i had to find a way to escape, to let my imagination find some colors that would comfort me in a way and bring from the outside in. so i worked on sketches, impossible geometry, color harmonies and build a new language in my work. I created a utopia to handle reality, crossing lines, color block, gradient, some elements existing in nature that i translated in basic elements in my environment. little by little i also introduce fonts; typography hints of my own language. first lockdown, Tel Aviv, Israel 2020 acrylic and pigments on canvas,20X20 The square study 2020 i build a site specific installation of 46 paintings based on the same color palette. all paintings can combine and work with each other and reveal new sides and color interactions. i wanted to combine colors and try different colors theories, engaging with surface, proportions, geometric and optical illusion. ​ Colors and expectations, i combined primary, secondary, halation and opposite colors but kept proportions tights. i wanted colors to give new values to each other and also reveal new interactions with the viewer. The square collection acrylic and pigments on canvas, 20X20, 46 painting Tel Aviv, 2020 gallery view, Tiny Tiny Gallery, Tel Aviv curated by Murielle Cohen ​ Grass is green, dyptic acrylic and pigments on canvas, 25X35cm (9,8x13,7") Tel Aviv, 2020 ​ You can also explore more of my paintings, i use to be more figurative and mix drawings and paintings in my work. i switched from semi figurative painting to abstract circa 2018. ​ untitled, dyptic acrylic and pigments on canvas, 24X30cm X2 (9,4x11,8") Tel Aviv, 2020 ​ Archives Collect

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    2020 jessica moritz black circle vector black circle vector black circle vector Inside Out , video Collaboration with Diana Schuemann Released January 2020 black circle vector black circle vector Dear white Cube installation based on fibonacci sequence and color theory The square collection serie of paintings based on limited colors and gesture. building new color theory. black circle vector black circle vector Tiny Tiny gallery, Tel Aviv the square collection, 46 paintings based on limited colors interactions and generative art. February 2020 Make Love Great Again street art project at Tahanat Mercazit, Tel Aviv February 2020 ​ black circle vector black circle vector Staying Alive Public Art during covid. Street art Project to bring some hope where needed. Tel Aviv, 2020 ​ Random Pattern Memory, Assemblage work around gestures, patterns, and colors ​ black circle vector black circle vector shape Anatomy of an Artist, ink drawing, body of work about Artist introspection and failures ​ Colors and painting color theories, halation, geometric art, hard edge paintings, made in and out of lockdown. ​ black circle vector shape black circle vector shape Digital Art color theory and digital art now available on prints and textiles ​ black circle vector shape black circle vector shape Collect!! Available works collect original artworks, make your home colorful ! black circle vector shape black circle vector shape blog About Jessica Moritz, publications and interviews how to create collage and improve your creativity women in the arts

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