Date: 28.02. - 31.03.2020
Reality can be extremely surprising, particularly when manifested in art. Indeed, in the paintings by Rotem Manor, the universe is conveyed through descriptions of fantastic imaginary environments full of unconventional or predictable sights. It is the goal of art, to offer us a new look at the world around us, a novel potential in which to understand familiar landscapes and circumstances.
The reality that Manor creates is colorful, engaging and connects situations that cannot exist in our world. It is a puzzle, an un-deciphered password, that appears on the canvas, which encourages the viewer to decode the shapes, objects, and stories that are embedded in it and discover a new reality.
Just as children make up a reality that is the fruit of the free, limitless imagination, so does Rotem Manor invent her reality. This reality sometimes seems natural and comprehensible, but many times it seems completely unfounded. The painting style is naive, childish, but the contents are less comfortable and tranquil.
Many of the paintings describe situations of chaos, or of destruction. Even when these look beautiful and colorful, their interpretation and analysis give rise to discomfort and sometimes disturbing feelings.
Beyond all the interpretations, Rotem Manor, offers to the viewer and invites him to a journey into unfamiliar worlds she creates for herself. The goal is to open reality to a world of imagination, fascination and surprise.
Rotem Manor is an Israeli artist born in 1984. She exhibits for the first time in Prague at the Hala C Gallery. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Israel and has won several important awards for her art.
Exhibition of the Paintings: till 18.5.2020
Curator: Hagai Segev