Fondation Artists-Way

"un original pour chacun"

Adriana Naveh

(b. 1963, Argentina)

Artist’s statement

In my canvases, I work mainly with large palette knifes, so as not to get lost in unnecessary details. This allows me to concentrate my energies in large spaces with just a few, energetic and determined strokes of paint. This method enables me to follow my impulses, to paint with spontaneity but, at the same time, holding back, which helps the synthesis of the shapes. It is like talking about calm chaos, like depicting liberty with order. I make use of my intuition while intermingling it with a disorganized yet organized nature.

Recently I began to work on aluminum with acrylic paint with several layers of lacquer. Working with this material forces different types of compositions, pushing me in the direction of colorful, abstract urban landscapes.

About the artist

Born in Mendoza, Argentina, “land of sun and superb wine, Adriana is a fine arts graduate of the De Cuyo University and moved to Jerusalem in 1985. She attended the Avni Institute, Tel Aviv for further studies and currently teaches in several art schools and privately.gious Yad Lebanim Museum in Petach Tikva, the Amamit University in Jerusalem and private courses.

I was born in Mendoza, Argentina, the land of sun and superb wine.I live in Jerusalem with my two children. The city, a spiritual center for all religions and full of golden light, is the source of inspiration for my pieces, even if the city does not appear in them explicitly, its essence does. My work while representing everyday life scenes carries an atmosphere of spiritual introspection.

Recent exhibitions:

2011: Opera House, Tel Aviv; Art Singapore; Scalamata. Venice

2012: ArtSingapore; Red Dot Miami

2013: ArtSingapore; Art Toronto, Canada; Art Expo New York; Red Dot Miami

2014: ArtAbout Israeli Worldwide Exhibition Munich; Affordable Art Fair New York