Orit Sharbat is a young emerging Israeli artist that lives and works in Tel Aviv. She attended the "Bezalel" School of Art in Jerusalem, "The Midrasha Leomanut" School of Art in Beit, Berl, and "Akril" School of Airbrush painting in 2018. Still today, Orit Sharbat paints with great passion and poignancy with a marked chromatic sensitivity, combining strongly contrasting colors.
Mainly using oil or acrylic, her paintings consist of multiple thick layers of color. At a first gaze, her original paintings convey calmness and harmony, but when you observe them more closely, the multi-layered rich labyrinths of colors lead to introspective covert interpretations that shake the initial impressions of harmony and tranquility, leaving the beholders astonished. By all means her paintings confirm the adage that there is more than meets the eye.
Her source of inspiration is deeply rooted in Western culture. Her gaze turns towards the production of recognized contemporary and modern artists like Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Max Ernst, Damien Hirst, Mark Rothko, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, René Magritte, and Salvador Dalí. She draws inspiration from not only the world of visual art but also from those of music, cinema, and theater.
In a constant precarious balance between figurative and abstract, reality and illusion, her drawing technique keeps exploring and asking the question “what is the layer that makes reality illusion and brings illusion into reality?”
Orit took part in several exhibitions in Israel, including an exhibition at the Art and About Gallery in Jaffa and at the Gallery on the Lake in Ra'anana, among many others.
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