Since the turn of the decade, Israeli action painter Rotem Reshef has been exploring a new style, where massive canvas scrolls are painted through a unique process of imprinting. Over time she creates a whole environment made of vibrantly colored tapestries for viewers to explore. Her most recent installation “Control | Release,” exhibited at ArtSpace TLV last year. Now, she’s premiered an even larger installation in Southern California that will cover an entire 33′ x 46′ wall.
For “Time Traveler,” Reshef has created six scrolls of paintings interwoven horizontally and vertically into a beautiful, color-blended grid that will represent the flow of the four seasons.
“Each painting depicts varied techniques, color schemes and atmosphere I explored during the time I was working on it,” explains Reshef. “Perhaps as a reflection of the era we are living in, where we are being flooded by images in a non-linear way from all directions, these six scroll paintings are not exhibited separately but together, interwoven in a collision of simultaneous climates.”
I’d love to connect you with Rotem for an interview about her process and how she created this amazing work, as well as organize a preview ahead of the Opening Reception.
“Time Traveler” will be on view from September 5 to December 15, 2017 at Tall Wall Space at University of La Verne, with an opening reception on October 12 from 6 – 8pm. There will be an Artist Talk on October 15 at 1pm.
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