I am an American-Israeli artist who has been living in NY since 2004. Now residing in an industrial part of Brooklyn, named Bushwick, I am heavily influenced by the urban/industrial environment merged with the ephemeral crazy-paced life style of NYC. Much of my work deals with the body and human experience. The paintings merge mental state and the physical body expressed through abstract vision.
I have graduated with a BFA from Hunter College and have shown my work extensively around New York City and Europe.
Our bodies visually represent who we are.
It determines the interaction with our environment.
It determines our gender, our racial background, where we come from.
I paint skin and flesh because it represents the very surface of all of us, the clothing of our souls. Sexuality, the clothing of our gender. living in a world where everything is measured in increments of power; sex equals power.
All my work deals with issues of identity and belonging. Since I am a woman the subject of sexuality and the female body is a source of constant preoccupation; because I am an artists the subject of perception is a predominant interest. There is always distortion in perception of ourselves, it is a daily struggle. The differences that exist between who we are mentally, who we are physically and the perception of minds, is a struggle. To perceive ourselves in totality we must look through multiple filters.
There is something so arresting about a deformed body, that brings me back, causes me to stare shamelessly like watching a car crash.
But I don't want to create horrible paintings, I want to create beautiful ones. Though I am aiming for a very specific kind of beauty: the kind where the grotesque and beautiful are aligned, paintings that carry within them a certain danger.