Mixed media & Ceramics on Wood
About the piece
I made this work while I was working on a secies of paintings, describing brunches and dealing with compositions of tangles, brunchs in nature etc. I found in a constuction site pieces of broken ceramics, that sudenly apeared to me as if representing the same theme. I was looking for the right pieces in the right composition until I felt I composed something that would transmit the same theme, applying a different work method.
About the artist
Aya Eliav - born in 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain / Tel Aviv, Israel.
In 2002 she graduated in visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts “Bezalel” in Jerusalem. In 2003 she moved to Rome, Italy, after receiving a grant at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, specializing in painting and etching.
Since 2006 she started working as an independent artist, as a painter and later on also as a video and performance artist, exhibiting in Israel and world wide, solo and group exhibitions. In her works she deals with social, cultural and identity issues through different filters using various medias. Her works have been purchased by different collections and collectors world wide and were featured in different institutions and galleries.
Among her main solo exhibitions and performances:
2015 - Alumá – Galeria Vanguardia, Bilbao, Spain
2014 – A Crawling home narrative, Galeria ArtStation, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012 - Inundation Land, Haifa Museum for Arts, Israel
2011 - Art Idol, 17th VideoBrazil Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil
2009 – Feelings of Descent, Artists' house Jerusalem, Israel
Among the main events that have featured her works:
BIM, Bienale del Imagen en movimiento, Buenos Aires, 2014
Swab Art Fair, Barcelona, 2014
The Barbican Institute, London, 2012
Videobrasil Festival, Sao Pauolo, Brazil, 2013
Optica Festival – Madrid (La Casa Encendida), Girona (Centro de Cultura Antiguo),
Buenos Aires (Palais de Glace), 2011
The 4th Biennale of contemporary art, National Museum of Art, Beijing, China, 2010
The 3rd Fresh Paint Art Fair – Tel Aviv, Israel - 2010