ROSSOCINABRO | available works | Orit Sharbat | Israel

               

         
  Orit Sharbat

           Israel

         

Transformation

oil on canvas

100 x 100 cm

Copenhagen

oil on canvas

70 x 50 cm

   

 

Love and shadow

oil on canvas

50 x 70 cm

 
   
   
   

Statement

My name is Orit Sharbat In my mind’s eye, I see everything in color, including my own thoughts and feelings. It comes from a deep connection to colors and spirituality. My soul likes to roam freely along my great inner spiritual spaces, through gardens of feelings, soaring from one emotional site to another: that’s its journey. This journey of the soul finds its expression in my paintings, which always start in a very structured, composed way, but as the creativity gathers pace, I allow myself to get lost in the painting, and feel the painting acquiring an energy and a life of its own. This allows me to follow the work’s own tempo. At this point, my hand loses control and switches from one color to another, until I’m all exhausted. Then, I take a step back and zoom out, until I feel it’s time to resume work and complete my painting. I love to explore with colors and see and feel how they move on the surface and how they transpire when mixing and merging. I like to marvel at the texture and intensity of all the original colors as they come together, while retaining their own individual power. I love to experiment with the tension between real and illusion, self-control and abandon, between realism and abstract.

 

Bio

Orit likes to paint with passion and intensity. Her authentic style is marked by expressive, powerful colors, mainly oil or acrylic paint on canvas. Her paintings consist of multiple thick layers of color. At first sight, they may strike you as calm and harmonic, but when studied closely, the veneer of harmony and tranquility soon gives way to a multi-layered rich labyrinth of colors. Her paintings, as the old adage goes, have more to them than meets the eye. Her sources of inspiration are deeply rooted in western culture, transcending the here and now. Her style can be traced back to the work of artists like Jackson Pollok, Andy Warhol, Max Ernst, Damien Hirst, Mark Rothko, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, René Magritte, and Salvador Dali, while also drawing on music, cinema, and theater. The visual interpretation she offers to her subjects plays out in the constant tension between figurative and abstract, reality and illusion. Her intensive technique seeks to explore and find out what is the layer that makes reality an illusion and introduces illusion into reality by representing old and new.

 
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