44 DEGREES 2018 Made By Women

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44 DEGREES is an online magazine dedicated to the promotion of contemporary Israeli artists. The magazine showcases various artists such as digital media artists, painters, sculptors, and curators, with each issue focusing on a different theme. Artists showcased in the magazine may be contacted via the URL posted. The magazine may be viewed in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem information archive room and in Tel Aviv Museum Library. 44 DEGREES online art Magazine was founded in 2013 by the artist Tammy Mike Laufer.She created the concept and she's also the Designer | Editor |Art director |Curator |Producer | Website Director.

Tammy Mike Laufer

lives and works in Israel. She is an international contemporary artist and art director. She is graduate from the extension of the "Technion" Israel Institute for Technology in the department of Graphic Design, and continuing education program for designers at Sivan College Tel Aviv. She has been engaged with Digital Media for two decades. Tammy Mike Laufer's digital media art were exhibited in Museums, Art projects in places such as Italy (53 Venice Biennale) Greece, Japan, the US, Portugal, Lithuania, Warsaw, Israel and more. www.tammymikelaufer.com

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Special guests The Association for Women's Art and Gender Research in Israel. Dr. TAL DEKEL, Chairwoman Tammy Mike Laufer

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Art on front of the magazine by Tammy Mike Laufer

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Dr. TAL DEKEL, Chairwoman

In this age of the #metoo and #pressforprogress movements, it is especially appropriate to dedicate this issue of 44 Degrees to women artists in Israel. This issue is in collaboration with The Association of Women's Art and Gender Research in Israel. The main goals of the association, established in 2015, are to encourage the research of women artists in Israel. We also aim to serve as facilitators to contemporary women artists who are in need – by organizing events, shows, prizes and residencies, alongside helping them with networking, and by supporting scholarship about artistic activity. The association welcomes researches, artists, curators and art lovers of all genders and ages, from any religion, ethnicity, or nationality. Our hope is to have many members join us (please visit our website: https://www.womenartandgender.com/) In this issue we are proud to introduce four of our winning artists who received the prize "artist of the month", granted to members of the association. In the next issues we will introduce additional artists, aiming to unfold the rich variety of artists, techniques and themes that women artists in Israel are engaged in. I would like to deeply thank the editor, Tammy Mike Laufer, founder of 44 Degrees, for the opportunity to collaborate with the Association of Women's Art and Gender Research in Israel, and we look forward to a fruitful dialogue about women, art and gender-relations in the Israeli arts. Tal Dekel, Chairwoman of Association of Women's Art and Gender Research in Israel Head of Visual Culture Studies & Curatorial Studies, Kubbitzim College

NOMI TANNHAUSER A Jerusalem based figurative artist whose main interests lie in feminist questions such as the construction of feminine identity. www.nomitannhauser.com

In the Studio, 2013, Oil on canvas. 130X130 cm.

LUCY ELKIVITY Elkivity Studied at the Midrasha Academy of Arts. Exhibited seven solo shows and participated in several group shows. She is a member of the artistic group "Kibbutz Galuyot 45". www.lucyelkivity.com

Untitled 4, 2014. Collage and ink on paper. Size: varies.

YEHUDIT ENGLARD Englard's works revolve around an essence of deconstruction and reconstruction of places and situations. Drawing on experiences of loss and trauma, she creates large canvases. www.yehuditenglard.com

Pain, 2008. Oil on Canvas. 120x120cm.

ROTEM RESHEF Reshef's art crystalizes from semi-coincidences of events and power relations. Gradually turning into fields of color, the canvases transform into active participants, full of minor happenings. www.rotemreshef.com

Flora, 2016. Dilute acrylic on canvas. 30x40 cm.

GILA MILLER LAPIDOT Ceramic sculpture. Member of the "International Academy of Ceramics" organization and the "Israeli Ceramic Artists Association". Participates in biennales, exhibitions, residencies and symposiums in Israel and around the world. My first memory, as a two and a half years old child, is of a shelter. I was born in a kibbutz near the border and during the first war I experienced; we (the children) were staying in a shelter. Since then, even 60 years later, I can see in my mind the layout and the structure of this shelter. This experience had a huge impact on me. I have an ongoing feeling, that under the forces of life, we are all looking for sanctuary for our body and soul, to be silent and safe for a minute, to rest for a while. My work deals with this wish for shelter, even if only physical and insufficient. gilamiller@gmail.com www.gilamiller.com/home1

"Shelter“ Hand built - slabs and coils, Stoneware 12X20X12 Photography - Youval Hai

"Shelter“ Hand built - slabs and coils, stoneware 16X12X17 Photography – Youval Hai

ZIPI BIRAN The art of sculpting is significant in manifesting my independence and individuality. I enjoy feeling the raw material in my hands and the total freedom to create with my hands that which I choose, whilst coping with the materials' constraints. The materials I use are clay, resin, glass, stone, and wood. Clay enables me to create images as I see them. As an optimist and energetic person, I prefer to emphasize the positive and happy sides of my images; pleasant experiences and situations, expressions of pleasure, support, mutual understanding, laughter and sexual attraction. My work is characterized by smooth, round and dynamic lines expressing movement and vitality. www.biranpsalim.com biranzipi@gmail.com

“Amazing life", an indian rosewood, and acrylic, h--120 cm

Mother's hands", carrara marble 40 h-cm“

RUTH HAZI After many years as a ceramicist, I started exploring new boundaries of clay by layering colors onto slabs of clay and stretching them. The layers of colors broke into fragments, illuminating the mysterious process of how texture forms in nature. Texture intrigues me in all facets of life: nature, a peeling wall, Old-age wrinkles, cracks… Where I live, in the southern desert of Israel, the desert is a vast canvas of open space, barren, exposed, and multi-layered. Clay, my chosen medium, offers another canvas which expresses my life experiences. Years of practice, using various techniques, learning about what the clay wants to become, listening to nature, living among different cultures as well as my own, have all culminated in my present work.

"Treasure“ Stoneware Clay. 23cm H, 28cm W

amiruth50@gmail.com www.ruthhazi.com

"Desert Jewel“ Stoneware Clay. 20cm H, 22cm W

"Jericho Rose“ Dark Stoneware Clay33cm H, 19cm W.

ORLY BEN BASAT Formerly a classical and modern ballet teacher. Holds a BA in History of Art. For many years my way of expression was in the language of movement. After concluding this chapter of my life, new paths opened up for me. Nowadays I am expressing myself in two entirely different media. The first one might be seen as “masculine work”: welding iron framework sculptures, coated with concrete and mosaics. The second, regarded as a “women’s craft”: knitting crochet artworks in the form of a painting, and sometimes three dimensional, using different yarn types such as: wool, cotton, viscose, etc. Due to the large size of the pieces, there is also a significant physical challenge in the work process. I have to move, dance all the time around the piece. obb264@gmail.com Facebook

Eve by the Tree - Freeform crochet, wool, cotton, viscose, 190cmX60cm

The Bride - Crochet , acrylic 180cmX60cm The Dreamer - Iron, concrete and mosaic, 250cmX60cm

ORLY COFFLER The ability to execute art pieces from my imagination is very similar to the process of seed sprouting! I have been creating wall art for the last 25 years and noticed that this ability got stronger simultaneously with the birth and maturation of my three children. Thus, I feel that my talent connects me to the enormous universal power of creation. The sketching notebook besides my bed is actually my dreamcatcher. Later on comes the metamorphosis of materials into an exciting mixed media wall art. My art pieces have one prominent element, the finish is balanced between rough and delicate, with details from metalsmithing world (since I am also a silversmith). My pieces have been exhibited in Israel and abroad (London, Rome, USA) at art galleries and museums and also included in the Israeli art Collection book (Steimatzky 2016). www.orocart.com studio@orocart.com

Goat Face-30X60X3 cm (canvas, modelling pasta, acrylic paint, brass)

Away from the Herd –24X30X3 cm mixed media (canvas, modelling pasta, acrylic paint, brass)

Goat Face relief- 30X30 cm (clay, brass, glass)

MICHAL ELAZAR ZUR I leave and work in Alon HaGalil, a small village near Nazareth, Israel. I started sculpting when I was nineteen years old. As part of my degree and work as a Physical Therapist, I studied and explored Human Anatomy and Biomechanics. My work is soft, figurative, medium-size bronze sculptures, in a stylized, impressionist style, I sculpt human figures – mostly women – in their intimate moments, sculptures of people on a journey, and figures depicting the bond between human and horses, as a metaphor for human relations. I aim to stress the elegance of the moving body, using my knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physical movement. I chose bronze to accentuate the contrast between the cold, hard and durable metal – and the sensation expressed through my art, which is generally soft, gentle and transient. Every stage of the sculpture – clay, wax and bronze – I process myself. michal.elz@gmail.com www.bronze-arts.com

The Comber 55X20X41cm Bronze

After Bathing 253X30X33cm Bronze Farewell 2 44X52X24cm Bronze

ROSA BEN ARIE My work consists of oil paintings on canvas and three dimensional creations made from mixed media of paper, glue, thread and paint. I am continuously searching for the meeting point between the natural and the artificial, the outburst of the unexpected against the organized, the disciplined. This meeting point fluctuates between the search for the laws of nature and their disruption, the organization of the absolute image and its disarray. My education and previous occupation in biology affect the perception of nature, and the research process that the different materials undergo during creation. I create new fragile worlds involving distorted objects and imaginative landscapes, approaching nature at a microscopic level, as well as observing it from afar to express innovative outlooks. rosa.bnr@gmail.com

Untitled, plastic glue, pigments and salt, 30x15x10cm, 2017

Untitled, plastic glue, pigments and salt 10x50cm, 2017

GALIT EINAV It all began when I saw two children playing chess. At that time my daughter served in the army and the thought that passed through my mind was that chess is not a children's game and so is war. To express my feelings I designed an installation of chess and a series of jewelry correspond with my emotions. As a woman, mother and social artist I reflect my perception through materials taken from childhood views but with a twist imperfect opaque and transparent plastic castings of babies as a symbol of soldiers and dolls as queens and kings. In a feminine craft technique I wrap, sew, adding pearls and use tens of meters of threads. I create my art in light cream colors and put it down on an iron board. Name of the art: "Chess is not a children's game and so is war" Technique: Sculpture - castings, sculpture with threads. Galit.einav.nis@gmail.com Facebook The pendant: 15 Cm

Rings: 6-7 Cm


The Chess board: 56X56 Cm


DORIT NAHMIAS The materials and techniques I use are often associated with warm, nostalgic, intimate situations. I turn this nostalgia into a whimsical, almost comic, and yet melancholic and even cruel or disturbing atmosphere, by paying special attention to details. Blending a type of assumed perfection with selected details creates at once an unsettling feeling of fullness and alienation. The pieces focus on the small-detail anxiety of perfect-looking shells. They are charged with tension which demands release. Again and again, we encounter the same dissonant story of seduction, which turns out to be alienation. The aesthetics of the pieces is a spectacle of subversive undermining of comfort zones. As though saying all the time: what you have before you is fiction..

(who will) 2013 ready-made 40x50cm

doritnahmias@gmail.com http://doritnahmias.wixsite.com/studio

pas plie et pas releve 2017 ready-made 35x45cm

Anatomy 313-5289 markers on pvc 40x40

RINAT TZEMACH LEVI I am a multidisciplinary artist and art therapist. These days working on a new exhibition dealing with the subject of self-portrait and self-images through photography, computerized processing print which combined with recycled materials. My way of working is very intuitive: in a moment of silence or staring, characters come to visit me in my head. They tempt me to drift after them. They make me laugh mainly because they manage to penetrate the daily routine and make me follow them in the imagination. After finding the character I look for images similar to the same character on the Internet and work them sketches in Photoshop, while working I wash my face instead of the original image and actually create a hybrid of 2 characters. I print the prints and create on it with different art materials: fabrics, scrap, children's games, papers, branches, buttons food, cooking products and more. rinatzemach@gmail.com Facebook

Sosa – 80X60 cm

Tropit 100X100cm

Rock n roll 120 cm

ETTI AMRAM I was born in 1947 in Bulgaria and immigrated to Israel in 1948. My work is on Iron platform. Iron is strong and durable material, for me fact rust is the weak point, it is a significant means of expression, which symbolizes physical and mental strength, but it has great vulnerability and sensitivity, power and weakness are open questions for me. In my works are deer, bird and man. The deer for me retreated, tired and in perpetual flight, and wanted to rest. amram.etti@gmail.com Facebook Non-galvanized iron.33X33 cm untitled

Non-galvanized iron.50X66 cm untitled

ADVA DRORI As an inter-disciplinary artist, I have developed my own personal and original idiom. My works contain “women’s artisanship” and are also perceived as “action works”. With sensual physical objects I sculpt a living environment filled with details, scents and sounds. The works deal with content both personal and public, and in them are woven biographical injuries – both private and national. The resulting experience creates a wondrous world made up of pain and fear, hope and truth, color and revival, and especially a deep gaze at ourselves as individuals struggling for our own identity, with echoes of the past and threats of the present. An old world is embroidered alongside a bubbling world in the throes of search and growth that enable the spectators to “dive” into a lively inner space that raises and arouses personal and social issues simultaneously. advadrori1@gmail.com www.advadrori.com

Self Portrait 3.92*1 meters Wet Felting with natural sheep wool

Red Child 5*4 meters Wet Felt with natural sheep wool

The Doll's House 80 square meters Textile Installation

LIOR REIZEL As a wanderer between worlds, I know that the most magnificent landscapes I've experienced are invisible to the eye; revealed only to those who wish to see them. In my creative work, I grasp the tip of the thread that has been dangled before me from the hidden corners of my consciousness; a gift to be used in "weaving" a work of art. Naturally, this thread undergoes change in the studio. Studio work focuses on a dense, material existence that tries to cloak the magic threads in a physical body. Over the years, the work has become more and more material, and nevertheless more precise. As I blend, paint and sculpt, the crevices of consciousness remain close at hand. Attention is sharpened, vision clears, fear subsides, and I am better able to contain the visions I see and pass them along.

www.liorreizel.com liorreizel@gmail.com

An entry to the pardes 90cm x 115cm textiles and acrylic on canvas

Ayelet's Golden Fire Circle 80cm x 120cm sand and acrylic on canvas 2017

SKETCHLIGHT Is a partnership of 2 women artists Ray vagner & Keren eicher. They are light painters that use aphotography technique. All of our picture are Light painting created in real time captured to the camera in one single photographic frame. Without Photoshop intervention Light painting is an art form a technique consists of creating Images by capchering the movement of light. in all our creation we do the lightning by hand, We see the movement constantly changing We are exploring all kinds of technique some of our work highlights the abstract nature of light, we are inspired by the beauty of light in all it’s various forms. We are constantly searching for new color textures and tools. It is a technique that creates the impossible, records the paths of light in to the picture, reveals something hidden in the real world. Website sketch.rg@gmail.com


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TAMMY MIKE LAUFER My works are similar to mental puzzles, where you can travel from one point to another by analyzing a picture’s symbolic objects. There is always something for the observer to discover. I never force my vision or push my philosophical opinion on the viewers each and every one, can give theirs philosophy to my creation. My art is surreal reality, all in my head. The viewer take a journey to places just as real as those you might find in this reality. When I start working on a new scene, it's like enter to a fantasy dream. like starting your new only virtual world. “Everything is possible” and in the majority of my works I am trying to combine visual realities, with subconscious emotions and philosophical thoughts. I create my virtual world, with 3d software and 2d paint software. Using combinations of renderings, lightings, textures and shapes. The images can be printed on any material in any size. Tammy.tml@gmail.com www.TammyMikeLaufer.com

Steps of life 1, 3d digital drawing, 2011

Steps of life 2, 3d digital drawing, 2011

Steps of life 3, 3d digital drawing, 2011

RUTEA S. NOY I am a multidisciplinary artist, fine art photographer and visual narrator. My work is poetic, musical, and entertaining . With brushes, cameras and software it communicates stories to those wishing to explore everyday life in a non-conventional fashion, heal, find strength, hope and inspiration Web site

The Language of Clothing - Hope

The Language of Clothing - Inspiration

The Language of Clothing - Karma

IRIT GRUSS I am a multidisciplinary artist. When I was two years old I was photographed with a camera in my hand, kind of prediction to one of the art areas I am interested in. My actual interest in photography as a hobby started when I was twelve years old. Focusing on art and creativity where for me all along an enriching and supporting factor to the soul. Reflections in water and glass fascinate me as well as nature itself. I do not use any manipulation or editing on my photos. Since a very young age I practiced different areas of art. When I retired (from my profession as Speech and Hearing Therapist) some art areas as Photography; Mosaic; Knitting; Beading; Drawing and Painting and more became the center of my activity. I participated in group exhibitions, and one of my own with 70 Photos. gruss@bezeqint.net Facebook Zig Zag. (reflection in water) Photo, 70X46 cm

Heart. Beading, 7 X 11 cm

SHIRA RAZ I was born and raised in Israel in the early 80’s. As an introverted child I was managed to express myself by creation. My art activity was an escapism in order to get away from distractions, enabling me to relax and translate the emotions, movements and memories of my life into a frame. Every photograph I make is part of me, my feelings, my moods, something I want to say, protest or even criticize. My photos might express hidden hints about my life and my past, photos that include pastel, clean, graphic and usually they're very calm and quiet. Some of the pictures show people, animals and nature as I feel they're all close to me or part of me. www.shiraraz.com shira_raz@yahoo.com Good Morning Ayelet 2013_Edition of 10+1a.p digital photography 80x50cm

Victoria 2012 Edition of 5+1a.pdigital photography 50x80cm

MERON GLAZER I'm am an abstract painter, printer and a photographer study in Shenkar contemporary art collage. My work mostly based on emotional, spiritual situations of myself and others. I create my own new reality based on my relations to the world and the social environment from a wide view of a political criticism, searching, wonders, substantive and existential questions. My work has an intention of seeking genuine question about my surroundings, which comes out in my work intuitively at first, I always try to learn from others and seek deep in the human soul, that is a challenge for me and also for others when I cross their and my own comfort zone which is most interesting, knowing people thought when they go to bed and touch in their most sensitive parts, expose them in a way that they feel vulnerable and showing the truth, that is an important process of learning, the truth that is so beautiful and complex. melonglazer@gmail.com Facebook

No tittle, technique: engraving, monoprint

“There is a limit to how much you can take"

MATYA SHICK I am a photographer who was born in Kibbutz Urim. I attain an MA in Biochemistry from Tel - Aviv University. I specialise in artistic aerial photography of Israeli landscape. My work has been exhibited in museums and galleries, in Israel and abroad. Nature’s changes and its disappearance and renewal are topics which interest me. The perspective and the high angle present a broad vista of powerful and fascinating landscapes in which geological and ecological changes take place. I find inspiration in the amazing palette of colours Nature uses in order to ‘paint’ the landscape. I document the dissonance between the remarkable landscape texture and the ecological process of the landscape, and highlight the change nature goes through in order to achieve a new ecological balance, thus letting the region go on surviving. tuti.shick@gmail.com www.tutishick.com

SIGAL ADELMAN In the series of photographs "Jerusalem – A city joined together," central sites of Jerusalem are shown, with each site being a layered collage of many individual photographs Jerusalem is at once an ancient and modern city. It contains within it buildings from the past alongside modern architecture. Tradition and innovation coexist side by side. The layered collage technique expresses the idea of the many layers of time that are revealed in this ancient and modern city. sigal.adelman@gmail.com www.sigaladelman.com

The YMCA Tower is reflected in a puddle 45X70cm

Tower of David and Old City Wall 70X185 cm

RACHEL BICHMAN GREENSHPAN Main interests: Still photography, videography and video editing, and graphic design. How long in the arts: A long career in fashion design and modeling, painting and computer graphics. In the past ten years, I've focused on my main interests. My art: Taking artistic images, such as water and glass reflections, portraiture as well as graphic design. Inspiration: Anything I see (I tend to see the world around me in camera frames). An Israeli artist I admire: Vardi Kahana rachi40@gmail.com Website

ALIZA BORSHAK Born in Baghdad .Lives in Be'er Sheva, engaged in art since childhood. I have a degree in art and communications, multidisciplinary artist. Painting, photography, photography and painting exhibits computer processing. I am sometimes write poetry. I work in various techniques and topics varied works. In recent years, the subject of women in the country and the world of my works stand out. Standing women's rights, violence towards her. I created a series of three-dimensional displays in which the doll representing the woman. So the woman abusing her games and passit from hand to hand (trafficking). The subjects of my works: Bedouin woman Arabic. Women are numbered the same women without a veil behind bars with broken glass. Protest art. Art has the power to change. I belong to the artists of Beer-sheva and Israeli fruit of peace Association, whose members include artists Jews, Muslims and Christians. I introduced eight solo exhibitions and participated in numerous joint exhibitions. Appeared in two documentaries on the artist's works. aliza7b@gmail.com Facebook

Ronen glas 90X70 several pictures mix media

Mother love 90X70 several pictures mix media

MARGALIT MOLNAR GOITEIN I have a Ph.D. degree in civilizations, communication & society from University of Paris 8, France ( grade "très honorable"), M.A. degree in Art & Media at The American U. and CUA, in Wash. D.C. USA(grade A). Media & arts studies in Bezalel, CUA, Sho'ham College etc. I am an artist, art critic and researcher – working as a journalist, photographer, and a film maker; an instructor and lecturer of art & media in colleges; fluent in English and French. I won the award of the Israel council for Arts & science. I have produced and directed numerous documentary films; my articles and photos appear in the national print and internet news media. My Photos and paintings were selected for museums and art galleries, the latest: The Beijing International Art Biennale 2015. Photography- I specialize in journalistic photography, focusing on the moment, street photos, human faces and figures in their special environment. Color is prominent in my work. margalitmg@gmail.com Blog

MICHAL SHELLY When I paint, I try not to plan ahead .the brain focused on the sensations that the topic/theme awakens . . . sometimes the ‘topic’ remains unknown to me, the paint spots, their texture, the color, the composition or the image that emerges, clarify to me what wants to be expressed . . . this is a conscious process that is in dialogue with unconsciousness. www.michalshellyart.com michalshelly1@walla.com

paradise fish100x100cm

140x180cn two

OSNAT YAHELI - SARBAGILI In my work I am exploring a wide range of emotional and even political effects of the Israeli periphery's aesthetics. I am mainly interested in the empty halls, waiting spaces, foyers and lobbies where there is a need to manage and regulate the movement of crowds. After I locate the site I take pictures and manipulate them on the computer so the aesthetics of the site will be in full play. Then I paint it using a variety of painting technics taking it to the thin line between realism and abstract painting, The result exposes the usually unseen qualities and meaning of the site. Recently I've painted the hall of the Israeli parliament: the Kenneset. osnat.sarbagili@gmail.com Facebook

Planter oil on canvas 160x155cm .2008

Pot oil on canvas 160x160cm .2006

"Stainless steel" diptych Oil on canvas 178x78 178x100 -2015

ZOHAR FLAX I know man-kind has been doing it since them olden-days; and yet, the act of picture-making, strikes me as a rather peculiar activity. I don’t mean it as a theoretical question that could be answered by reading literature about the "sources of creativity”, but rather as an overwhelming sensation that I face daily in the studio. And yet, it is while making two-dimensional objects on canvass and paper, paintings and etchings, that I feel most present in the present moment and most connected to the world. The images that come under my brush are all figurative. There are clear recurring themes in them, a similar pallet of colours even. It is therefore so tempting to let the subject matter, the scenery, the psychological impact that certain hues evoke, dictate the way we look at them. I don’t mean the way the "public" (whom might they be?) view these images, nor the way critics would (if at all) consider them. I'm concerned here, primarily, with the very act of making these images. So I head back to the studio and am being reminded, that this is what I like and need to be doing.

Tel Aviv The White City IV Oil on canvas 100X90cm

Tel Aviv The White City I Oil on canvas 100x100cm


Kibbutz corners Oil on canvas 60X70cm

AYELT BOKER Painting, for me, is a powerful tool of expression and dialogue. The ideas for my painting are inspirations that I get from cities, constructions - its uniqueness as well as from the bible, death, desires, sole searching dreams and from the chaos of uncertainty. I like to create in my painting a sense of roughness which pours and reflects the obvious self on my painting canvas. I draw the technique of oil on canvas in a variety of styles varying from being impressionistic, realistic, surrealistic, depending on the type of dialogue that I create with my experiences. Oil painting allows me to paint the charming richness of colors and the creation of an additional dimension of roughness allows me to work with layers. Enabling me to revitalize my paintings and shape them without compromises, until I come to the conclusion that I have nothing more to add to my painting, and it truly expresses a self-integrated experience. In my work, I often draw casing a conflict between a new life and death, sacred and profane, reality and disillusionment etc. bokerayelet@gmail.com www.ayeletboker.com

Woman sitting on the floor 80/90 Oil on canvas

GILI LEV ARI I have always been attracted to classic painting and to European elegance. I paint in a realistic figurative style with oil on canvas in small to medium formats, with meticulous finish and bright colors. My main interest lies not in the actual painting and its formal components, but rather in the narrative and appropriation of images. The works engage with self-aware kitsch laced with humor and veiled sexuality, a representation of "frothy" yet somewhat macabre femininity. The painted imagery includes sweets, ornaments, and toys like miniature skulls sold at art supplies/hobby and dollar stores. The decision to place different decorative objects like scented soaps etc. on shiny satins generates a pop, synthetic, and cheap world, which I choose to paint in a labor intensive technique considered "high".. I think of the choice of objects as an act of curating on a small scale, and assemble a painted jewelry box of sorts. gilithewitch@gmail.com Facebook

Tiny shiny bell (2014) 17x20cm (2014)

Peach, plastic cherry and blood red nail polish - oil on linen mounted on wood 15x20cm (2014-2015)

Plastic skull and cherries on a fabulously pink satin - oil on linen mounted on wood 24x35cm (2014-1015)

ILANA DOTAN My work focuses synthetic materials and objects surrounding us, such as wrappings, plastic bag, aluminium foil‌ simple industrial products, serving us daily. In a world where we are flooded with emotionally-aggressive and noisy images and information, in every media surrounding us, we fail to notice and appreciate the banal representations of these human making. We all use or pass by these objects and materials every day, rarely stopping to consider their aesthetic, the creativity that went into developing them, the history behind them or even the accumulating impact of using them. My way to illuminate the aesthetic, complexity and exclusiveness of these objects is by using the simplest means: paper, pencil and charcoal. The magnified, realistic drawing allows conscious exploration (almost meditative) and appreciation of them. By doing so, the drawing becomes a meeting point for the industrialised, immediate human product, and the laborious one-time human product that is created over a long period of time. www.ilanart.co.il idotan2@gmail.com

Pencil on pape 56X56cm Plastic bag with oranges

Pencil on paper 35X49 cm Paper wrap

Pencil and Charcoal on paper 68X42 Plastic food bag (

KEREN SEGAL I paint mainly with acrylic and oil and in various different styles. I'm interested in the connection (and the contradiction) between the dark and the naive, a pairing that raises numerous dilemmas and conflicts in me in relation to the reality around us. We live in a world where stress and estrangement are part of our daily life: at work, at school, and even while walking down a street there is a feeling that society wants us to keep a level of self-control and detachment. In the series "Life In Tutu" the onlookers are expected to forget all limitations and socially accepted constraints and "dive into" each and every one of our inner children - to enjoy a feeling of innocence and mischief, and to veil themselves with a coat of optimism and joy. Through this series of paintings, I offer a unique interpretation of the relation to those inner children, an alternative to the way we look at the world, seeing that since in the eyes of a child that world is a utopia where race, religion, and gender have no meaning. kerensegalart@gmail.com Facebook

Drill acrylic paint and markers on canvas, 50x50 cm. 2017

Man In Pink acrylic and pencil on canvas 50X40 cm. 2016

Sabra acrylic paint on canvas 30X40 cm. 2017

ADI GERSHON Human ties and their complexity are the basis of my works. Whether they are imposed relationships, such as the family you were born into, or relationships you choose for yourself. The ties with the people around us defines us, builds us and sometimes are a burden. I am intrigued to understand where in the relationship the one begins and the other ends? where is the limit of emotion? where the limit of the body? The lines are very blurry The detachment of the characters in my paintings, which sometimes exist in a vacuum and are detached from a familiar and material environment, emphasizes the randomness and transience of human existence that preoccupies me greatly The impossible gap between painting and emotion is the force that drives my work. Sometimes I wish to narrow the gap and sometimes I wish to deepen the dissonance. www.adigershon.com zookla@gmail.com

Balcony, 2017,acrylic on canvas, 70x100cm

Horizon, 2017, acrylic on paper, 70x100cm

ETTI CHECHOVER I am a graduate of the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem. I have been engaged in art since 1978. My art is done by a woman, and deals with women. I created series about many subjects: women who were beaten by their husbands, women's work, old age, and more‌ In addition, I am always looking for interesting material to create and paint on, like: wood, canvas, paper, cardboard, etc. In recent years I have been dealing with portraits (feminine ...) painted on wood, cardboard and canvas. mannic01@gmail.com Facebook

SYLVIA AD-EL I have a passion for new discoveries of recent creation forms reflect the current reality. In my work I combine techniques from fine art linking the visual arts figurative painting and contemporary techniques (working on the computer, and integrating photographic work) and connected issues from current time. adel_sylvia@yahoo.com


Out of the box

A purple woman.

JUDY SPIGIEL I'm a mixed media artist, born in Argentina in 1956, Israeli since 1974. Graduated from art school, taught art for more than 18 years. My technique is based mainly on material, texture and color. My work reflects the equation between the internal perception and the external apprehension. How color and shape fit together with texture to create a visual dialogue about contrast and conflict, tones and ideas. But in the end is mainly all about the materials, textures and colors. judy.spigiel@gmail.com Facebook

Acrilic on canvas - 60x90 - chair

Mix media - 50x70 - distance

RINA SOFRIN-SHAPIRA The surrounding nature and landscape of my place of birth and Youth, the Jesrael Valley, have influenced deeply my attitude towards all the elements that make up the landscape: trees, rocks, shrubs, flowers – all the shades of green, the different brown and yellow colors in different seasons, and the grey and clear blue sky in winter or summer. My paintings are trying to bring alive my feelings of love to these soul-mates, as a diary of my life. Rinasofrinshapira.art@gmail.com http://artrina.blogspot.co.il/

Wine yards. Acrylic on canvas 60X80cm

Kedumim Reservationoil on canvas 50X70cm

MAAYAN SHIRA HADAR I create paintings and drawings from observation that are characterized by free realism, abstract independent stains and high saturated colors. The painted subjects are familiar every day scenes, that demonstrate our human nature and emphasize our loneliness in a reality of constant online state of connectedness, a loneliness within togetherness. My attraction and fascination lies within the simplicity of existence. The paintings are created by a unique technique of laying stains of color and peeling them but I have no specific sequence in the process, therefor, the works created from chaos feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected results. Multi-layered images arise - hides and reveilles the painted subject. maayanshirah@gmail.com Facebook

Connecting people - 30x60 oil on canvas 2017

Thirst - 50x70 oil on kappa 2018 Peripheral coffee culture - 44x58 oil on canvas 2017

LILI FISHER My work is motivated by a strong desire to remember. It is through the senses, through color, shadow, texture, that I am able to cling to moments, to experience places, to touch and hold (on to) those I refuse to lose. A seminal question entwined in Israeli culture deals with the relations between “here” and “there”. As an immigrant, I find myself fluctuating mentally and physically between “here” and “there, at the midst of the local culture tension. In the pursuit of a safe place, I find refuge in alternative realities. I create variated worlds inspired by distant memories from Argentina as well as more recent ones from Israel. Hence, images of childish and mature selves coexist in my work. With black humor or self-humor, I "celebrate" the hallucination, the return to childhood, the regression of wandering between reality and imagination. fisherl@012.net.il www.lilifisher.com

Don't peep, shoe polish on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, 2018

Between heaven and earth, shoe polish on paper, 30 x 40 cm, 2017

Ma Nishtana, shoe polish on canvas, 59 x100 cm, 2018

MEGI ROME As an artist I've been always sought the limits of women, starting from the external boundaries and then she may adopt them. In one painting there is an icon like the tefillin that he will use as a sanctity in Judaism, which is used by the man who wraps it around his hand and forehead, while the woman wraps around her waist. The first painting is a Homage to the painter Lucas Cranach the elder and his delicate and fragile women. In the second painting there is the tefillin, the Jewish icon, used only by the men who wrap it around the hand and forehead. In the painting the woman wraps it around her waist. megiromeart@gmail.com Facebook

No name. Acrylic on wood. 70x50cm

Homage to Cranache. oil on canvas.120x90cm

ELISHEVA NESIS My main interest is looking for signs of mysteries in our life and studying evidences of their penetrations into the real world. Almost all my paintings and books are around this theme. As well I've been trying to detect mysterious penetrations in some border individuals. So it was just natural to me to live in Jerusalem. eli7va@gmail.com Facebook GONE THROUGH WINTER canvas/acrylic, 50cm x 40cm

SLOWING canvas/acrylic, 50cm x 40cm + 1.5cm frame

START OF THE MORNING (canvas/acrylic, 70cm x 50cm)

ETI YACOBY At the essence of my work there is search and spotting of the painting subject, the drama and sensation which were revealed by the one-time instant. My subjects are intimate and deeply researched. These are not sensational landscapes, dramatic scenes or heroes, but, rather scenes by the road. While, through the artistic view of abstract stains, the object are anonymous and turn magically into a realistic painting. I always have the desire to express the excitement on the linen. It is important to me to manifest the picturesque effort: (i) the search for the right selection, motive identification, painting structure, understanding the light and its construction. (ii) The difficulties of viewing beyond the objects, at an abstractive manner. (iii) The process of challenging oneself. eti.yacoby@gmail.com www.etipainting.com

Purple silk – oil on stretched linen 46X26 cm

Christmas Flower– oil on stretched linen 45x40

Hills near home – oil on linen mounted on wood 30X30 cm

ADI GOLDBERG Draws inspiration from the sights and colors that attract my eyes. Works according to periods in my life that are inspirational. Select a subject for drawing and choose the color character. I believe that all my work is a creation for future practice and creativity. Today it focuses on the sea and sky, and the colors that are visible there. My goal is to illustrate the beauty of the colors. In the past I had experienced pencil, drawing, chalk, panda, and oil. Today i creates acrylic paints on canvas. adi76gold@hotmail.com Door 20X25 acrylic on canvas

Mount carmel haifa isreal 40X50acrylic on canvas

SHARON YOHAY BA in Industrial Design from HiT, 1997. My early works were painted during 10 years while pregnant and raising my children, all are women worlds paintings. In recent years, I've begun painting in a more realistic style, inspired by people I meet in their natural environment. My paintings have been shown in several group exhibitions in Israel. sharonayo@gmail.com Facebook

Shir, Oil on Canvas 50x70 cm Yellow , Acrylic on Wood 60x60 cm

Moments in China 2 , Oil on Canvas 70x50 cm

DITZA SAGI Psychologist by profession. was born in Israel. I have studied and worked with many famous Israeli painters and sculptures. I had 5 solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. I have moved from doing figurative paintings to a freer and more open style which makes the external model almost unnecessary. I start working looking inside me, while working I try not to be accountable, or to have definite answers. The process of and the flow the paintings are the answers In the portraits, as REMBRANT alluded "self- portraits offer a human perspective on the multitude of contradictions of existence revealed in greater loyalty when the artist sees himself through the prism of self-portrait. Through portraits, I touch on and deal with experiences and feelings of alienation and destruction. Through picturesque landscape nature, I examine the endless cycle of destruction and renew. ditza.sagi@gmail.com

Mixed technique on carton 40x50cm

Mixed technique on canvas 103x47cm

Mxed technique on carton 40x50cm

KAREN NAIM I graduated the HaMidrasha school of art in 2003. What generates me to creative acts is the need for expressing and bridging my inner and outer world through the arts. In personal moods, I take photos which are already flirting with painting and drawing media. Then I choose to paint them on paper or canvas. The images is mostly identify with me but sometimes it's fading into disappearance. In my present works, contradictory to my previous I choose a limited color scale. This demands me of concentration, conscious choices and self control. Surprisingly with an upside-down logic, it brought me, and my works, to the sense of expression and freedom. It also demands me to be present and change myself all through the process: to give up my ego and identity, to become as a shadow with no personal involvement but very personal and involved all together.

With Dawn 160X190 cm Oil on Canvas

Karen.holistic.art@gmail.com Website

Emerging 122x92 cm Acrylic on Canvas

MICHAL REJWAN I am an artist who deals mainly with painting, sculpture and music. Art allows me to express myself and connect to feelings that exist in me without fear. The way I approach creativity stems from the curiosity to explore. First, I decide what is the subject I will focus on, sometimes the subject is the material itself and sometimes the story is told through the material. In my current works I focus on connecting the worlds of music and painting as one. mrejwan2@gmail.com Facebook

"2" oil-40X60cm

"What was and what is now" oil-40X40cm

"Self portrait" oil-40X40cm

LIMOR SADOT My name is Limor Sadot , I’m a visual Israeli collage and mix-media artist. Collage, to its variations, has been my passion, my search engine, my language and my way of subduing the darkness of my chaotic mind and perhaps my greedy way of swallowing a whole world and force a connection to the oddities in order to find clarity and meaning. Living in Japan as a Israeli young woman, combing my life there with this culture through marriage a Japanese man and giving birth there are my major influences in my life journey. This is without a doubt my most significant collage combination I had ever gone far to create. Deepening my studies in other ancient spiritual cultures, art and philosophies had inspired me later on to research and invent all kinds of unique collage combinations both digital and plastic and these past years I’ve been teaching spirituality and awareness through collage-art for Israeli woman. "Wabi Sabi" meets the Expressive Mediterranean Dreamy Female in my art as in my classroom. zeremhatodaart@gmail.com http://zeremhatodaart.com/photogallery/

Woman with Apples_mix media on canvas_100x80cm Rain Summoning_ digital collage_52.5x37cm.

Dotonbory Nights_diptych_mix media on canvas_210x100cm

MAYA DUNSKY A multidisciplinary artist, a painter, Butoh dancer, and choreographer. In my art works there is a tension between "identified" to abstract and between endless charged expanses, to defined matter. In the continual DRESS series [since 2012], I persistently driven by deep fascination about the tension which exists in the range between beauty and loss and by the relations in between the pagane and the urbane. The Dress resonates as a landscape, in which a female figure, as energy, appears and vanishes. The dress resonates as a persona, an identity, an entity, energy, being. “She” as a testimony evokes reminiscence, loss, abundance, a missing presence. The Dress remembers the one who walked away, remembers a woman that forgot…A naked dress….and at the same time a silent, powerful presence that contains spirit and motion, being treasured in secrecy. Each dress turns to a universal substance that carries intimacy and individuality while serves as a gate into layers of realities and non-linear times. The Dress is a mirror placed in front of the beholder and reflects an inner culture, mindset and soul. The absence imprints its statement, melts into the garment and constantly reverberates. My art works are being exhibited in Israel & abroad and are found in museums & privet collection in Israel, New-York, Tokyo, Paris, Basel and Berlin. mandun@bezeqint.net www.mayadunsky.com

Dress ,Series.Oil on canvas 220X100 cm.

Dress ,Series.oil on canvas 220X100 cm

TAL ALPEROVITCH When I paint, my emotions are applied on the canvas using my fingers, pallet knife or a brush. I want to express my feelings, it doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said. I apply the colors onto the canvas and I make them tell a story with all the intensity I can. Painting is my therapy. Tal.alperovitch@gmail.com Facebook

The babushka project - Inside, Acrylicl on canvas, 60x90 cm

The babushka project - Aliya, Acrylicl on canvas, 70x90 cm The babushka project - Mother and daughter, Acrylicl on canvas, 70x90 cm

CAMILLE DANIELLE WORTMAN I am extremely involved in the problem face with discrimination from the beginning of time, I am depressed when I see women covered from head to toes in order to keep men 's pure thaughts from straying toward sin!as many women, i have suffered from being pawed and feeling shame and helplessness and I entirely identify with the "me too" movement! I am so lucky to have met the man of my life who is a sworn feminist and has always being standing by my side and helped me fulfill my dreams! I have tried as a mother of three sons to educate them in the concept that man and women are equal and the respect of women and of all human beings! Nobody asked to be born in this or that part of the world, black or white, happy or not with the gender they were born with, and nobody knows why we were born and where we are going! Life is a miracle, we must cherish it and try and make it as easy as possible for each other! Most of them are almost square of 140x140 cm or around wortmancamilledanielle@gmail.com Facebook

NOA GILBOA In the beginning God created the conscious and the subconscious, and the subconscious was formless and empty, darkness was over the conscious. My artworks are my children, I grow them since they were line on paper, grew up to be a sketch and finally to a painting. They are close to my heart; they came from me, from the most mysterious places I didn't know existed. I let them just happen without thinking, they grow up by themself. And so, when I raise them, spend hours of quality time and wonders, they reflect me. What I went through at the time I sketched them, what areas in me I need to work on. They are the words for things I can't put into words. Each one has a name, a sound, a story, and an emotion. Although most of the work with art is interpreting works, I often feel they interpret me. I used to hide them because of social norms. Today, I am a proud mother to my artworks. Let there be light. noa18797@gmail.com Website

Issac , 57X52.5 cm , 2015 , acrylic on wood

Snakes and Ladders , 79X30 cm , 2017 , acrylic on wood Ovadia , 58.5X50 cm , 2017 , acrylic on wood

ANASTASIA MOTKIN My art is my healing process. Every time I give myself a permission to be the intuitive, imaginative and confidant woman I was born to be – the magic is happening. My inspiration is the nature, spirituality and the creature that integrates the two together – the Woman. I love not knowing what I'm about to paint, letting the colors and shapes be my only guide map. Once I'm surprised with the end result of my work – I know I was connected to the process of being. My goal is to spread the healing that I get from my art to every woman out there, remind her of the goddess she is, of the wisdom she was born with and of the strength that is part of her wild nature. natty.motkin@gmail.com https://www.instagram.com/myroseart/

Third Eye Whispers Mixed Media 25x35 cm

Totem Godess Mixed Media 25x35 cm

YAEL AVNI The biggest inspiration for me is nature. My goal is to express through form and colour the "natural versus artificial" human, fragile and delicate nature " My work characteristics: Colours and shapes are my main research tools, and keep me busy. My artwork is looking to create an environment. Tension between texture, colour and delicate spots. My work process begins with a word,sentence or image, then I look for materials that will serve the idea. Currently I am looking for an image that would astonish me, to express fragility, vulnerability, joy, testimony. These works are the development of earlier works which dealt with childhood, memory, fragility, purity and the tension between innocence in the face of reality.

untitled no 5 oil on cotton 50x50cm 2017

avni.yael@gmail.com https://www.yaelavni-art.com

No 4 oil on canvas 60 cm 2017

untitled no 2 oil on cotton 100x80 cm 2017

RONI PAPPO My paintings are me inside out, they reflect my emotions, I call all of them self portraits. When I start a painting I have no plan and I never know how it's going to end up. I use a lot of colors and play with it until I see something. I start very messy and later go inside for details. I love details, colors, fonts and textures. This is why I use newspapers and other materials in my paintings. The newspapers I use are in many languages from all over the world, it's a collection I have from my travels. I love the painting process and how it evolves from one painting to another. I always work in series of paintings and like to see the development on the way. The transition from one series to another comes naturally; it's a direct continuation of development. I work mainly with acrylic paints and always open to use other color types in my works. I love what I do and believe that I will continue with it forever.

Explotion 100x100cm mixed media on canvas

ronipappo@gmail.com www.ronipappo.art

Birth: 120x100cm mixed media on canvas

Happy days 50x50cm acrylic on wood

CAROLINA KARPATI SZTAJNWORC Through art, I try to demonstrate that life can be a path of enjoyment if we are capable of appreciating the beauty around us. My art is an expression of my own reality, as well as the internalization of human behavior and its interaction with nature. I feel my art unique because it wants to transmit the fullness, happiness, and color which could characterize life, occasionally even in a humorous way. Part of my new artworks are digital designed and made from high resolution photographs of my original works of the series of faces in vitro fusion. Each of these faces have been artistically crafted with colorful glass pieces and baked. Then, retouched and modified in digital and printed on Plexiglass. My latest exhibitions: Israel, Colombia, Spain, Brasil, National Chateau of Lysice, Czech Republic, Spain, Poland, USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, among others. carolinakarpati@gmail.com www.carolinakarpati.com



RONI NATIV My works deal with childhood memories and of a special children collection which called "prizes" that I had given from my mother. "The Prizes in the works represent a language of innocent characters drawn in threads of knowledge and sadness. Looking at the work, the observer gradually and unwittingly grows feelings associated with childhood, the seam between awareness and dreaming, maturity versus infancy. The work reflecting feelings involving a family, social, or cultural context. Yardena Etzion -Supervising curator rbarlev49@gmail.com Facebook

Opsilamba 13 digita print 17cm 36 Opsilamba 7 digital print 21cm16

Opsilamba 2 painting&ready made 21cm17

MICKY HAREL Metamorphosis My hand made was and still is painting, Techniques are variable. Two kinds of love make me perform my art the way I do lately: First is my love for colors in general: painting, nature and so on. My second love is for nature which brought ‘Metamorphosis’ into my art. I flow in celebrating images and colorful oil paintings the metamorphosis of human beings’ animals’ and plants. For example, the change of an animal or a plant in the process of its life: A butterfly lay eggs from which immerges a caterpillar which embodied in the cocoon of a butterfly. Some people believe in Avatar of the human soul to an animal or a plant. The joy of life Appears when we understand we can touch and live things without fear. We can ride on wings of the imaginations and dreams freely. mikusharel@gmail.com www.mickyharel.com

70X50 cm‘ Oil on canvas

60X60 cm'Oil on canvas

100X100 cm‘ Oil on canvas

EVGENIA NOVIKOVA I deal with ink drawing. Each work begins with collecting materials, noticing the minutest details, imagining their transference to the paper. Stones, rusty iron wires, wilted flowers, dried-out chameleons and butterflies. On the paper, the connection between the objects takes place. It's not enough for me just to translate them to an ink line, but to find relationships among them. Paper has the ability to absorb any idea. What fascinates me about ink is its permanence, its inability to be modified or deleted: what goes into the paper gets locked inside it. Each work is a journey into the unknown. Usually there is just an idea or an image initially from which it develops. From initial, small images, the whole world can evolve. jenia.novikova@gmail.com www.evgenianovikova.org The anatomy lesson.pencil on paper. 56X38 cm

With butterfly. pencil on paper.50X60cm

RONI NOVA In the last few years I have come to the conclusion that for me, art is a way of deciphering my own emotions. I illustrate views out of my daily life, objects, places and people, as a way of externalizing my harder-to-articulate emotions. I believe that art has an immense healing power, to the artist as well as to the viewer, because it is able to express feelings that language cannot. My works are autobiographical, even though most of them are not self-portraits. Everyone is reflected in their surroundings constantly, and my works are a way of depicting the exact moment and the unique emotional state I was in while I made them- a kind of emotional impressionism.

roninova2610@gmail.com www.ironvoan-art.tumblr.com

Daffodyls, mixed media, A4 Nap, ink on paper, A5

Sabres Evening, mixed media, A4

MESHY KOPLEVITCH I grew up in Kibbutz Dafna in the Upper Galilee, near the border with Syria and Lebanon. Kibbutz Dafna is a quiet place surrounded by mountains, streams, and avocado plantations. Shelters, masks, bombs, and helicopters are a background to the flow of the stream. The gap between the beauty of pastoral nature and the existential threat and fear of shelling brings heaven together with hell. The process of working on my films begins with writing my memories of childhood and youth. Then, I direct my memories and photograph them. I create a collage between reality and dream, I do not stick to the script with the logic of awareness and recognition. My process is Similar to the process of reconstructing a dream. I am trying to reconstruct bits of information in an attempt to decipher what am I doing and why? Website meshykop@gmail.com Short film, 6 min ,water color on paper,2017

Short film, war marks,6:20 m, 2017

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