Department of Fine Arts

Blanche & Romie Shapiro

Fine Art 2019, Graduate Exhibitions
Yael Hovav, .
, 2019, Graduated 2019, Fine Arts

I approach painting as one would approach a riddle. The paintings in my final exhibition are the output of my daily studio routine, in which I suggest (temporary) answers to painterly questions, and explore the way I would like to paint.

How to paint?
My work process has cerebral characteristics, and as such, is “edited” from painting to painting and during the painting process itself. For example, after painting a centred composition, I would paint a more scattered one. If one painting is comprised of relatively translucent lines, the next may feature bolder impasto strokes. If my work is pedantic and precise, I will wait for the jubilant moment in which I lose a degree of  control.

What to paint?
Should I paint only what is near and mine? Do subjects outside my immediate realm belong to me as well? Do I have the right to paint them?  

The works in the exhibition represent these questions, and showcase my fascination with those things that are only “half” mine – like the way back home.

Yael Hovav
Graduated 2019