“My paintings are characterized by dualism and color rooted in Mexico where I grew up. I make use of contrasting elements which eventually reach balance and harmony. I intend to denote a state of two parts, a view about the relationship between mind and matter where two opposites co-exist in harmony."
Artist Clari Netzer was born in 1961 in Monterrey, N.L, Mexico. She is the youngest daughter of Rumanian Jews and Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Mexico in mid-1950's. She is a self-taught artist, discovered her passion for painting and art early. In México, Clari was deeply touched by the Primitive Art of different cultures that lived in ancient México, the folklore, and Mexican Art History, which influences have considerably influenced her artworks and her activities as an Israeli artist today. After graduating in B.A in Communication Sciences she immigrated to Israel in 1983 to live in Kibbutz Ein Gev.
Over the years in Israel, Clari Netzer has worked in various areas, including 12 years as an Import and Purchasing Manager for a leading, privately-owned company in worldwide selective cosmetics products. Longing to express her desire to develop creative art has led her to abandon her management career and devote herself to art. Netzer's paintings are showcased in exhibitions in Israel and abroad and can be found in public and private collections. Along with her artistic work, she lectures, to promote the role of women in the arts. She currently lives and works in Carmiel.
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