Orit Goldman

Born in: Tel-Aviv, Israel
Lives in: Israel
Describe your art in three words: My art is contemporary with a statement.
See More Work: http://www.oritgoldman.co.il

Green Passion - Mixed media on canvas 215 x 151 cm

"I conjure up my thoughts with a huge ladle,
Splashing dirt, wiping clean. Splashing dirt, purification.
Identity, substance, dismantling and assembling
Forming the platform for deformation.
Strength, flinging and lashing, expression, juxtaposed against poetry.
Two extremes.
Walking a thin red line devoid of a safety net.
A central image juxtaposed against Rorschach blots.
Disciplined, while kickin'."

What themes does your work involve?
Identity, essence, decomposition, assembly and deformations. Between disgust and aesthetics.
Describe your creative process.
I conceive an idea for a series and produce variations. I boldly bring together a poetic line and a mass of color. Movement and expressiveness are important to me. They are an integral part of me. There is a message, there is a narrative. I let music and associations enter me and pour them out on the unstretched canvas in large sizes. In my art there must be a statement. A wake-up call, a kind of jolt.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Everything is an inspiration to me. From relationships, words with content, something that bothers me and makes me angry or something that makes me transcend. Injustices done to animals and people. Strong emotions that explode as textures on the canvas without the narrative. A search for identity and meaning. My struggle as an artist, as a woman-artist against a male hierarchy. The first and burning love inside me is for Egon Schiele . I have respect for Giacometti, de Kooning, Kokoshka, Maurycy Gottlieb and Israeli minimalist painters. A strong line that meets me straight in the stomach without a shadow. A direct, powerful line.
What are your goals and plans as an artist in 2023?

I want to reach the highest places. The truth is that I am surprised that I did not win an award from you. I feel that I have strength in the works that you check over time. Enjoy the process. Wants extensive exposure, feels very worthy. There is something different and unique in my artistic language.

How do recent advancements in technology affect your art practice? How may recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (image generator software) affect the definition of fine art?
I don't believe in technology. Einstein already said a long time ago that as technology overcomes people, they will become idiots. Nothing, but nothing can replace the head, stomach and palm of the artist. And the vision, oh, the vision, is very important.
What is the role of the artist today?
Oh, art had and will have a big role. First of all leave the human spirit. leave a mark to open and upgrade thinking and creativity. To develop a dignified and respectful discourse. accept the other. to convey an important message in a certain country or in other parts of the world. To think differently, to settle conflicts, to reach discussions around a table.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
Good art is art that stays strong over time. Crossing time, continents and agenda. that it has enigmatics, that not everything is understood. There is tension and play between the hidden and the visible. that the meeting of the materials and the idea creates a new world, which meets me in the stomach and makes me cry and bow. From such a ritual that I usually do with myself in front of good art that changes my mind and opens a fresh observation on things.


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist

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