MY TECHNIQUE AND "RECONSTRUCTED SPACES"
Oil or acrylic with mixed media
My technique and style are intertwined to create my art: they define each other.
I design my paintings. This involves the fusion of traditional painting with modern day digital tools. I use this ‘fusion art’ to create my “reconstructed spaces” that I developed in 2007.
Beginning with many dozens (often hundreds) of my digital photographs of scenes and views of outdoor spaces, shot across a time span involving days, weeks or years. I am driven by the idea of not just capturing a static moment, but recreating it into a new dynamic display.
Multiple moments of time, as embodied in the light that weaves through these spaces, at different hours of the day, changing the appearance continuously, creating new patterns and textures as it goes. I piece together elements of these images, cutting and pasting into layers, creating the foundation of a new scenic composition. Applying colors, textures, filters, and effects, toward a new “reconstructed space” ( close-up it may suggest abstract forms in an impressionistic style). On the canvas this becomes an “underlayer” for painting in oil or acrylic.
My extensive knowledge of materials and techniques, both as a graphic artist and a painter, is instrumental in creating my art. The multi-step process (involving hundreds of hours to the finished painting), is visually cataloged in many of the “squares” that fill the paintings. Each square, can be a painting on it’s own, with interesting composition, texture, color and unpredictable qualities.
Inspired by the bouncing light and shadows in whatever I see, I am compelled to weave them through my reconstructed spaces. In this way I attempt to capture these fingerprints of time on my canvases.
My style is influenced by a wide cross section of artistic movements and epochs in art history. Just to mention a few of my heroes:
• Renaissance painter Caravaggio, in his use of chiaroscuro (extremes of light and shade).
• The Old Masters (Rembrandt especially) and their dramatic contrasts in light in their paintings.
• The Impressionists, 'painting the light' with texture and color, especially Monet.
• Cézanne’s perceptions of shapes and color transformed to complex fields and cubistic forms.
• Matisse in his early work that exhibits his fearless celebration of colors and patterns.
• Kandinsky’s 'blue rider' phase and his use of vibrant color in brilliant landscapes.
• Andy Warhol and his pioneering of the digital age and computers as a true creative tool.
My paintings are in corporate and private collections in Israel and the U.S.
Available for custom commissioned work, including large format canvas, suitable for corporate offices, public lobbies, places of worship, and private interiors.
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