"israeli art contemporary woman artist mirit Ben-Nun"|
ink and acrylic on paper
These paintings express a personal need to delineate images and fantasies abundant with color and emotional explosion . Signs , lines and the materials appear of their own volition and develop as an external language bridging the eye , the hand and the painted surface . |
During the making of a painting the power of the shapes emanate from an unconscious and concealed inner dimension .
Line by line , painting after painting while repeating shapes and patterns , a creation
evolves into new shapes and patterns . With a determination that reaches obsession , Mirit Ben-Nun keeps on returning to her art of meticulous decoration . A strong presence of primitive ornamentation provides the artwork with a tribal facet on one hand and a feminine touch on the other , encompassing embroidery , bead threading and weaving among others . Ben- Nun’s beautifying urge carries within it an archetypal strata , mythic at times , which empowers her authentic expression .
Dr . gidion ofrat