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    • make room for creativity

      Hello! After a year of chaotic schedule and projects, i want to share with you some tools and perspective that I found very useful in my daily practice. First let's start by Space In this difficult times, not everyone has a studio, or space to create physically. your creativity can have some boundaries, it's up to you to limit or expand them. if you can set up a table, or on the floor some protection and start by having some spontaneous and free drawing, writing and let go the overflow of energy and feelings that you might have kept due to circumstances. journaling is also a great option, same as notebooks, but we'll get there later on;) Since we are home, let's be comfortable. Some people would even find it easier to create in Bed, or "live" from the couch, keep in mind that You are the one to unlock these steps and you do it because you want to. State of mind I Have noticed that starting the day with reachable goals improved my productivity and therefore my work. Scheduling the workflow, having hours for defined goals, time for impro, and moments of meditation have given a healthy state of mind in my journey. You can create a week schedule, a bullet journal, a google doc, whatever you feel drawn to and that you know you 'll follow up on daily basis. Create Goals that are reachable, it's always gratifying to finish a week with some accomplishments, there is benefit for your work but mostly for your well being. Self Care should be on the list, and it can be in many ways: Start the day by 10 min meditation, listen to your favorite band, positive affirmations, cooking, dancing, doing a nap. Keep in mind that your well being is the ground of your creativity, so be generous to yourself. Tools No matter what creative field you are into, there is room for all. Nowadays we are lucky to have access to resources, teaching, learning, sharing, online galleries, online exhibitions and keep inspiration update. Digital Art is also a great idea. Some creatives were digital before pandemic and some discovered a new approach of painting, or developing their practice using digital tools: graphic design, digital photography, 3D, Animation, and other digital forms. Journaling, or having a sketch book can also be stimulating. you can always have it with you and takes note, do a fast drawing, or write about your work anywhere, and keep it for yourself. when you start writing about your work, you 'll see slowly coming a new way to keep the inspiration and organize your ideas. Once again, organizing your ideas can be asking yourself, what are you doing, how, why, and where you want to go with this work. these are big questions, but after many years of making Art, and reading about, i really think that these questions are essentials for having a productive and healthy work flow. Sharing As an Artist, It's great to be part of a community, physical or virtual and connect with fellow creatives, inspire and be inspired. you have many ways of sharing your work, and also it's a great way to connect with buyers, curators and other creatives. By sharing you work, you also will learn to take a step back and look at it in other ways. We all have different vision of our work, some of us struggle with the imposter syndrome, some of us are better at social media that making, some us are amazing story tellers, there is room for all of them. If you look on different platforms, let's see what you can get: Instagram: publishing works, works in progress, educate, learn, connect this platform allow you to publish pictures, short videos, IGTV (more than one minute), live stream, stories (small videos that can explain your practice or show your daily life, or support your branding...) you have many opportunities to use to connect with other creatives and also that people can find you and connect with you. using hashtags, explore, places where you feel inspired can also stimulate you and bring new opportunities. TikTok: sharing process, learn, educate, have some fun with your practice too. Aritst is a job, you can still have some humor with it. Pinterest: Collect, curate, create and boards of inspiration, collection of Art or design that you enjoy, Places you want to visit (when traveling will be available ) Club House: Connect with people around the world the tenjoy Art, or are part of the Art community, give tips, listen to others artists and be Inspired! Goals You set your own goals, so let's reset the expected idea of success, accomplishment and results. Make Room for creativity, start every day with good intentions, put yourself in a safe place that you can allow yourself to make the best of it. feel free to share your creative journey and add your way to be creative in a challenging year. comment or contact by mail moritz.jessica@gmail.com #create #artduringcovid #beinspired #feedyourinspiration #keepon #artinlockdown #motto

    • 2020, a year to remember

      When 2020 started, I was thinking of new directions in my work, i was working in different projects, involved in my community and i had a lot of work. I promised myself that i would make time to rest, be more sustainable and accept things that i can't change... Well, as you may know, you can plan things, it doesn't mean it will be easy, or that it will happen. On January, I released the Collab i made with Diana Schuemann, A video Project called "Inside Out", shot in Haifa, Israel, November 2019. This project was conceived with the concept of boundaries, pattern and working in the white cube. you can read more about this project here After we release the video, we submitted it to different projects, exhibitions, Festivals. Even if the world was slowly shutting down, the project was screened in many countries, and i am forever grateful to all galleries, organizations and people that made this project alive during 2020. Upcoming ​ ALC Video Art Festival part of the collection "Cigarreras" listed and curated by ACOA (Contemporary artists from Alicante) ​ 2020 V IMARP - Mostra Internacional de Dança - Imagens em Movimento, December 7th to 12th, São Paulo, Brasil IDKF 2020, Stuttgart, Germany OPAF20, Online Performance Art Festival Simulacrum at WerkStadt, Berlin Cock and Bull Virtual Festival Dance Days Chania 10 curated by Aliki Chiotaki DRIFTING BODIES / FLUENT SPACES, Walk Lab2pt WHEN TWO BECOME ONE, LOOSE THREADS curated by Philippa Wall, Luke Jones and Faye Golley 'In 24 hours' THE WALL SPACE | SCOTLAND, curated by Ayshia Taskin ayshia.co.uk and [SHIFT:ibpcpa] Screening Inside out, Collaboration with Diana Schuemann : A Fronteira- mostra de videoarte, Rio, Brasil In February, I was presenting the Square collection, 46 paintings (made in January) based on same colors palette, with different combinations, following one of my color theory about surface and color interactions. Tiny Tiny Gallery presents Jessica Moritz, February 2020,18 Florentine Street, Tel Aviv When i started this work, I had in mind that all colors can work together, it all depends on the surface covered and colors properties. I first started to chose colors, and then started drawing with a pencil different compositions and make some color test to monitor the different interactions and select the more relevant ones. As a reductive Artist, i wanted the paintings to reflect the same process, and display colors for purpose. Some of them refer to masters and infinite inspiration, Ellssworth kelly, Donald Judd, Peter Halley, Bridget Riley, or Sarah Morris. many thanks To Murielle Cohen, Artist, Curator for this opportunity and support. Make Love great Again, February 2020, Tahanat Mercazit, Tel Aviv Mati Ale invited me to make some Art in the Bus Station. If you have never been to Tel Aviv, it's a very special Place, The architecture and atmosphere is out of time and thanks to Mati and fellow artists the place is full of Mural art, Graffiti, and other Art project, hidden gem of Tel Aviv. Make Love Great Again is a project i started December 2018, using wheat paste mainly, painted, representing couples from different communities expressing love. All titles are written after a song, and if you happen to see them all, you have a great playlist ;) I collected pictures starting from the fifties to nowadays using google image search and words tagging, such as "couples in love" vintage lovers " lovers together" i always enjoy mix some use of technilogy in my work and be a little random. Even if street art involves the short life option of an artwork it should never lower the quality of it. each wheat paste are hand painted, with the classic magnolia lino print, and mix of layers "Colors, patterns people". Few weeks after installation, lockdown started in Israel, Some sad events happened at the Tahanat, and the piece was destroyed. Still, thanks to Social Media, and other pasted ones in Tel Aviv, and Paris, the message was shared, and hopefully it gave some inspiration to people to consider Love as an option. Picture by Judith Yanos. Meanwhile in my studio, i started to work on the essence of my ideas: Mindscape creating colorfield landscape, based on impossible geometry and color interactions to escape reality. simple and clear right? There is a quote of Bruce Nauman : "My work is basically an outgrowth of the anger I feel about the human condition. The aspects of it that make me angry are our capacity for cruelty and the ability people have to ignore situations they don't like." Looking around sometimes made me very uncomfortable, I am french and Israeli, that doesn't mean i agree or stand for whatever my government is doing. As you can understand the idea of boundaries, territories, limits made me rethink the way i was painting and furthermore, the reasons why i was painting. Slowly but surely i quit painting people; Immerging myself into colorfield landscape, utopia of a peaceful life in Israel (AS If...) I have always been fascinated by laws of physics, and applications in Life. So i experimented with prism, glass, mirror different perceptions of colors and "translated them in painting. About Community, Until August 2020 i was managing The Kiryat Hamelacha Project. My studio is located in South Tel Aviv, a place called Kiryat Hamelacha (קריית המלאכה) where two years ago i started a community project, a website, social media, open studios and different initiatives. After two years, a lot of work, Ten open studios, many hours trying to make things work i understood that it was time to stop. This place is special to me and will always be. May 2020, I finally finished the installation "Dear white Cube", 6 sculptures based on fibonacci sequence for their structures, and optical illusion for the pattern (homage to Escher) using each color as one, representing their spectrum for each of them. Each of them are made of reclaimed MDf, hand jigsawed, painted with acrylic and pigments. square 31 X 31 (cm) Sides : 8/13/21 (cm) Initially this installation was made to be on the floor, and also work with moving lights, to change the shadows of each. After two exhibitions with them, all curators told me that according to Israeli habits, they would unseen and should be on the wall. OK.... you can read more about this work in previous blog post. Random Pattern Memory, collage, Upcycle, Paper weaving and brain teaser. when you get too comfortable with your work, it's time to change technique and approach. Lucky for me, i found tones of paper, different ones, and while i was creating the color palette for the square collection i did some text on them to keep record of it and make some test. I used a very simple technique called weaving where you create a structure by passing in and out alternatively the paper to make a shape of it. I started to stock a nice collections of colors, patterns, textures, spray, line work in my studio. Pilling things can sometimes makes an idea pop up. On the corner of the table i saw three different paper together and realized that was very interesting to use them but it needed to crop, scale, cut, paste, and keep only the best juxtaposition, combinations and make a composition simple but each time different. Some of them are available for sale via #artistsupportpledge on Instagram (Artist support pledge: ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE LTD is a not for profit company in support of artists and makers, founded by artist Matthew Burrows on the 16th March 2020 in response to the Global COVID-19 Pandemic. brilliant initiative !!) During the First Lockdown, i had no idea of how much time we would be home, or the impact of covid in my life or in my country. Whenever i feel overwhelmed, i go back to black. As you may have seen, i usually never use black in my painting (color theory related) so black to me is Ink, and only Ink. I went back to a corpse of Work called Anatomy of an Artist, started in 2018, still on. Artist have a reputation, close to a cliché, being half human, ego issue, daddy issues, if you read everything, we are basically a living issue sign. For some of us, it's true. But let's not go there. Anatomy of an artist is a drawing project i started when i had health issues, that since then have been fixed, and that had a big impact on my work, process and physically made me slow down, or stop for a while. Drawing all this anatomy, with surrealism outcome, has been a catharsis and still is. I wanted to give other dimensions to the vision of people that they project on us, and show to the viewer a new narrative to Anatomy and of the concept of "Being". The Torus Collection. During the Lockdown, in Tel Aviv, Israel, we had restrictions like everyone. 1 km Radius except if you work, you are essential worker, or have an authorization. Also, as many people, I was looking for balance, mindfulness during chaos. i studied colors (again), sacred geometry, physics, Reiki, and this shape was born. It started by small drawings in my notebook, different paintings with more divisions, using time scale and light study with prism to define the amount of colors for each... between first and second lockdown i was at the studio, and started to draw on reclaimed wood new shapes, and prime them for upcoming lockdown. Home, i allowed my kitchen table to become my studio (a little bit less than 2 square meters), this is how you realize what means being a reductive artist. each lines is like ripple, wave is you prefer, working with color halation, using prism or mirror to get real day light in, and fill the room with light. In February, home, I started to see the number of death growing. i was alone, scared, and wandering when will this end and what can i do... In jewish tradition, we use wheat paste or paper slap in a neighborhood to communicate : mainly death announcements to invite people to come to shiva, or to pray. Well, again, i flipped the meaning. i started drawing and then painting shapes, colorful, geometric in my sharp hard edge style, cut the paper to keep only the shape, in order to create a simple but nice optical illusion to paste in urban landscape. I wanted to remind the living ones the simple things, such as being. you can learn more on this project here. Art and Social Media, Instagram The last year, i spent more time on my phone and on social media, like everyone. I understood a lot better how to make the best of it and promote my work in a better way, and most importantly : enjoy it. online,I discovered and connected with other fellow creatives, some also painters, some doing ceramic, some musicians, many talented people and also I was happy to discover new techniques or approach of colors. This year was colorful but also a year where we lost friends, family, being carefree. I am very grateful for the love and support from closed ones, fellow artists, new friends, new collectors, and unexpected encounters. Soon together again, stay colorful and wear a Mask. On instagram follow my work @jeszmo_art Affordable Art Prints on Society6 here Selected works for sale on Saatchi here inquiries : moritz.jessica@gmail.com

    • Meet Bianca Zaltcovitz, curator and creative manager

      Hi Bianca, can you tell us more about yourself, background, experience, and projects. So, I'm Brazilian, from Rio de Janeiro and I have been working with arts independently for the past 6 years, I have a background managing and being the lead designer at an established art gallery back in Rio, and after 2 years working at the high-end art market from Brazil, I co-founded an art gallery startup to empower the independent and alternative art scene of my city, with a special focus on urban contemporary art. I started to see myself navigating between the "conventional and institutional" side of the art world as well as the underground and subversive. During these years I started to build my career as an independent curator and also as a facilitator to assist independent artists, something that I love doing. I left Brazil in 2017 and ever since I have been dedicating most of my time in research about disruptive ways to work with the arts internationally, post graffiti culture and urban contemporary art and how it relates to concepts like community, gentrification, and self-awareness. This research led me to New Zealand, New York, Canada and now Israel. What is the last project you enjoy the most? All the projects I made were important to me and brought me joy but one project that boosted my career was assisting David Choe and Herbert Baglione on a painting they made in the Vidigal favela back in Rio. In recent years other cool highlights were: volunteering for Mural Festival 2019 in Montreal, participating in an art fair in Manhattan, and giving consultations for the only Urban Contemporary Art gallery in New Zealand. As a curator how do you enjoy social media? The social media I use the most is Instagram, throughout my travels, Instagram has been an essential tool to find artists and artistic institutions to connect with. The good aspect of Instagram is the sense of intimacy it can provide, it can promote intimate connections with new people and I find this really helpful, especially working with the arts where emotion is one of the main fuels for creation and connection. I see social media, especially Instagram as a promotion tool, so if you know how to promote yourself well, the rest will follow. For instance, once I gave counseling to an amazing Brazilian urban contemporary artist and we understood that the challenges he was facing to get jobs more aligned to what he wanted, he needed to change how he was promoting/showcasing himself on Instagram. After understanding that, he deleted all his previous photos, made everything new and as a result, his followers increased and the people contacting him for work were more related to the type of jobs he wanted to do. How do you use social media usually? (Research, interactions, posting, hashtags, details what you think is important) I use social media to get inspired, to research and to approach people. Instagram is the main channel I use, I share my artistic experiences, research, travels, projects I've been working on, and I also use it to interact with interesting people I find in the network. Instagram taught me that the majority of amazing people out there are in fact open to connect, and when we connect, we grow and lives can be changed. My life changed on a Sunday night, (I was living in Christchurch, New Zealand), and I was watching an Instagram live of this local social enterprise whose work I was amazed by, there, the director was talking about vulnerability in the work environment and the arts, it spoke to me so deeply that I could not text him, so I did and we met, I fell more in love with the social enterprise and that became my dream job. During the time I lived in Christchurch I had the privilege to work in this amazing place, fully immersed in empowering the arts and the community of the city. More than one year later I still miss it deeply and haven't found anything like it in other cities and countries. But because of this experience, I now have something to look for, and if I can't find it, I have now the aspiration to build it. So basically, my life changed because of Instagram. What do you think about online exhibitions? I think this is the way to go, it is very important to think about ways of showcasing art digitally, and to create engagement virtually as well. Something that I'm super into now is VR/AR+ exhibitions/artworks, here in Israel a good example is artist Damien Taab and all of his experimentations and another good example is Shepard Fairey`s Damaged Exhibition from 2018 where he and a VR company created a digital warehouse to showcase his largest exhibition so far, you can walk around the space, read what each artwork is about and even listen to the artist personal explanations. Now, in corona times I came across Sebastian Erra Zuriz new developments, he is an artist that combines art and tech a lot, and he created a way to showcase works through AR, so an artist can increase they're selling changes by letting the customer see how the artwork would fit on they're home. What do you recommend to Artists during this period of social distancing? I feel this moment is an invitation for self-connection, to ask yourself the big questions and deep dive into them. To think about how your art helps you as a human, how are you telling your own story and why is your story important. When we know our narrative (not only as artists but as humans) we better connect with others, when we connect with others, we create community, when we create a community we become stronger. And we need to be stronger now. For me, art is all about connections between me, you, us and all. Luckily, when can do that during quarantine! Do you have any ideas for a project that you want to do during this period? After all my travels and experience working with the arts in different niches, I now see art as a living ecosystem and like any other ecosystem, we need to understand it in order to nurture it. I want to help in this understanding and nourishment, let me explain: even though art and culture are an essential part of human creation and expression, quite often it's considered not a priority. But what are we without it? So this I why one of my main goals is to create bridges between parts, or, following the ecosystem metaphor, to help pollinate it. This can be done when the public knows how to buy art, how to approach artists, how to commission works, also this can be done when artists have venues interested on showcasing them and promoting them without taking advantage and finally, the cycle is complete when we have venues and artistic institutions coping well with funding/ financial stability that enables them to do more conceptual and free projects other than only doing commercial work, so its a cycle, and I'm constantly looking for ways to nurture it. What kind of project you are planning -anyway? After all this journey I am focusing on telling my story, sharing the things I've learned to find artistic community and people out of the digital world to connect with and give assistance to. How can we work with you? Artists: I'm here to assist you as a facilitator via one on one consultations to help you develop your narrative/ artist statement/ bio and strategies, and also as a curator to create narratives for projects and exhibitions. Artistic institutions: I am here to help you think and creatively manage your institution and all other things you might need! I'm super open to developing things together and empower the art scene here in Israel! You can find me on Instagram @bianca.zltcvtz biancazaltman@gmail.com Hit me up! #BiancaZaltcovitz #artcurator #telavivart #creativemanager #arttips #inspiredandinspiring #artinisrael #artTLV

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    • About | Painting | Street Art | Jessica Moritz | Tel Aviv | Israel

      About Jessica moritz photo by Myriam Cohenca French-Israeli artist, lives and works in Tel Aviv. Graduated from the fine arts of Paris ( ),LVMH young artist award 2006, TAKASAGO prize 2008. ENSBA She believes that order in chaos leads to an equilibrium of harmony. Moritz’s corpus of art is an infinite voyage. Her calling never discovers a termination. On a diurnal degree, Moritz is compelled to confront herself personally with the transcendence of light. Light is an exceptional commodity for her, it's something which she adores and desires but also causes agony to her. Enduring the torment she creates with her art objects a utopian architecture (mindscape) where she unveils an unfeasible geometry. Her objects are portals to a dissimilar sphere where the mind absconded and is confronted with a clear result of a never materializing entity of art. The inevitable consequence is a painted geometry that provides balance and an optical euphony in a very intelligible manner. Her art is inspired by former Bauhaus artists like . Moritz lives in Tel Aviv, where the traces of this movement are still to be found in the city architecture. Albers inspired Moritz to consider herself profound with the theory of color. Her inquiry led to an inspirational mission to flourish a very own attitude to this optical material. Josef Albers Moritz believes in a sustainable way of producing her art. In consideration of climate change, she reclaims materials to use the existing. She gathers material on her trips and transforms them during a magical process into a new purpose. She tries to avoid a replacement out of senseless consumerism. co-written with J. P. Wolters Collect Resume Upcoming ​ ALC Video Art Festival part of the collection "Cigarreras" listed and curated by ACOA (Contemporary artists from Alicante ​ 2021 Inside out, selected short film showing at Nazra Palestine Short Film Festival, Venice, Italy New Torus Collection, wall sculptures, art made during Lockdown, Now on view on Return On Art ​ 2020 Part of The Best of 2020 sculpture by Saatchi Collection with , wall sculpture Rainbow circles V IMARP - Mostra Internacional de Dança - Imagens em Movimento, December 7th to 12th, São Paulo, Brasil , Stuttgart, Germany IDKF 2020 , Online Performance Art Festival OPAF20 MUSE, collective show online, Toula Gallery Simulacrum at , Berlin WerkStadt Virtual Festival Cock and Bull 10 curated by Aliki Chiotaki Dance Days Chania , Walk Lab2pt DRIFTING BODIES / FLUENT SPACES , online pop up exhibition, Inside out, 2020 piXel #homeiswheremyartis, Curator curated by Philippa Wall, Luke Jones and Faye Golley WHEN TWO BECOME ONE, LOOSE THREADS 'In 24 hours' | SCOTLAND, curated by Ayshia Taskin and [SHIFT:ibpcpa] THE WALL SPACE ayshia.co.uk Screening Inside out, Collaboration with Diana Schuemann : , Rio, Brasil Site specific installation at , Tel Aviv A Fronteira- mostra de videoarte Tiny Tiny Gallery Collaboration with Diana Schuemann -inside Out Mural Project ‘Make Love Great Again’, Tel Aviv central Bus Station ​ 2019 תערוכה קבוצתית Reality and More - מציאות רבודה AR, ו-3D. at Michaelson Gallery Group show Studio 89, Beautiful Result, illustration Week , TLV Collective Show La culture, illustration week TLV, Object Spirit Sputnik Bar Collab with Shul Leshem for קלעייבן לייזר // Sputnik /// Keren Laser x Klyben Group show Studio 89, Beautiful Result, illustration Week , TLV Collective Show La culture, illustration week TLV, Object Spirit launching A5 magazine in collaboration with Gelada collective show, gallery mercazit, Tel Aviv, curated by Doron Furman , תערוכה התחזות​ Live Spectrum,window display, Ramat Aviv Mall for Eurovision 2019 , collective show reuniting 90 artists in Tel Aviv curated by Yaara Sachs Pop up museum TLV Co-organizer of Open studios Kiryat Hamelacha ​ Curator of The Doors Project, Kiryat Hamelacha,TLV ​ 2018 Founder of Kiryat hamelacha Project Selected artist Fabric with Ello Illustration Week TLV 2018, La culture at Mazeh 9 with uncoated magazine, Gelada, and Hawaijj Open studios אוהבים לאומנות Tel Aviv (19-20 october) Collab with sheshbesh pattern ShinShin Studio DLDTLV installation, collab with Livinglights and Shinshin studio Tel aviv The Kids next door, installation wheat paste, Tel aviv ILTV interview with Emanuelle Kadosh,Israel in style Eclectic, Collective show with Fair fair Tel aviv at cuckoo’s nest , New York Con Arts Residency collective show She/Her/them Con Arts Gallery collective show at green point Gallery, New York Collective Show at Con Arts residency, Spring Residency Collective Show at Con Arts residency, Back from The Dead Cold Bench residency Collective show at cuckoo’s nest Tel Aviv Collective show Women’s World, Tel Aviv Treasure Hunt Tel Aviv 2018 ​ 2017 Florentine Hub group show Group Show in Paris ​ 2010 Tetragone Gallery Visual content designer on different project for brands, websites, flyers, blogs (l’Acropole, we love new york, ...) Free lance graphist 2010 Visual Project with Takasago​ 2009 Graduated from the Fine Arts of Paris (DNSAP) Takasago Award 2009 for a video “Elle” (She), After a trip to Japan, getting inspired from the culture, habits a new way to approach people, it was necessary to extract the essence of this exchange. Senses ere not enough, getting closer became a necessity to get to know him. Open Studios Ensba, Les chutes (the fall), The corridor and Gallery project with the video “Elle” 2008 Workshop in Japan with Takasago Voyage au Japon, call for project Contribution to festival of Mons en Bareuil with video « the swan never dies » Contribution to festival Shoot off, espace Canopy, Paris avec the « Music Box » et « Broken Heart » ​ 2007 Workshop « Danse et Arts plastiques » with Daniel Dobbels Collective groupshow “ l’appartement” at the Fine arts of paris with Thomas Golsenne ​ 2006 Graduated from the Fine Arts of Paris (DNAP) Young artist award LVMH with Waltz n°2 Exhibition at the Pont Neuf gallery, Paris Vidéo art et Collaboration avec Constance Dejong au Hunter college de New York 2005 Collective Performance at the open studios of The Hunter college, New York with “ The White cube experience” Wall Project at The Institut Franco-britannique Campus Faculty of Paris Student Exchange program at the Hunter college of New York, BFA program 2004 Contribution to a workshop project with Lefranc Bourgeois, DVD: « l’eau et la couleur with « le programme de la Seine with 2 videos « Bouge » & « Canal » ​ publications 2020 ​ Artist in the spotlight, , curated by David Sprenger Hardedger Chief Curator's favorite works this week, including art by Francisco Palomares, Marcella Casu, and Ruth Mulvie on curated by , Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory Saatchi Rebecca Wilson Top 10 artist to watch, surreal Art by Almost real Thing The Dance Performances That Have Gone Online by Jennifer Stahl on Pointe Magazine The Dance Performances That Have Gone Online by Jennifer Stahl on Dance Magazine Aotearotica Volume Seven (sold out) Aotearotica Kiryat Hamelacha Make Love Great Again, CandyFloss ​ 2019 Average Arts Wotisart Ramona magazine A5 magazine Verified Fearless 2018 Kluid magazine Art post magazine Emerging Female artist Gendertuck magazine Cool girls collective Le Bateau Magazine Almost real things Bush Fanzine Contact Studio visit by appointment. Respecting social distancing, wearing mask; staying colorful. ​ Studio: 5 shvil Hatnufa, Tel Aviv, Israel Kiryat Hamelacha : Call +972 50 2998 176 Contact: moritz.jessica@gmail.com ​ events Book a visit upcoming events

    • Jessica Moritz | Israel Artist | Hard Edge Painting | Tel Aviv | ציורים | השראה

      Jessica Moritz Alone Together, 2020 Jessica Moritz creates a semantic journey of colors and geometry fighting gravity and logic. The light exploration is a never ending quest, made of experiments with materials, immersion, accumulation, and purge. The observation of light comes from personal and spiritual immersion she fed within years. The ability of observation and capturing the intangible makes the journey infinite. Her works channels sculpture, painting, installation, drawings. They are meant to create a concrete mindscape and question the viewer. Impossible geometry and language are the roots of her inspiration. She is combining geometry (essence of nature) and language (essence of expression) as a playground to give perspectives to the different color theories she develops. ​ She challenged herself to be a more sustainable artist and make people more aware of consumerism. Building a body of work made from found materials and leftovers to extend their life and create a legacy of Artivism. The process of developing a smart system about colors ,light and space brings questions about Art, Society and self sustainability. her paintings are a colorfield journey made of optical illusion and concrete sculptures. ​ Reversing creative process and expectations about sustainability brings her joy and relief. There will never be a full answer to all these questions which makes the journey a life purpose. She wants to flip the life process and gravity. Overruling science and physics to create an escape to chaos. (mindscape) studio Jessica Moritz, lives and works in Tel Aviv. Learn More about her works, practice, exhibitions artworks and prints to collect. ​ ​ About Jessica Moritz Blog What is Hard edge Art? What is Colorfield Art? Learn about Art movements and their Legacy. Learn More A resume of 2020, exhibitions, publications, and what really happened in 2020, IRL and Online Learn More

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

      Paintings Hello! the works are organized chronologically, and regularly updated. The last months i have been practicing home due to lockdowns, and 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 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. ​ 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. The moon between us Work for sale on Saatchi 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) , acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood, 27 X 53,5 X 3 ,2021. Same Same 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. ?~¿, acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood, 26x26x3,2021. The why ​ 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. , full spectrum, acrylic and pigments on reclaimed wood, hand jigsaw, mindfully made. New order 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. ​ the circles série acrylic and pigments on reclaimed poly wood 15x30 (5,9x11,8”) Tel Aviv, 2020 ​ 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. 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 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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