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Fields by Yael Yael, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
Fields by Yael Yael, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
Fields by Yael Yael, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

Fields by Yael Yael, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

Regular price $4,000.00 Sale

57 x 41

Original Artwork

 

Artist Statement:

I am Yael, 32, from Israel

I was born in Romania during the reign of dictator Nikolai Ceausescu . At the time the people suffered greatly under dictatorial rule and poverty prevailed there . Among the laws and prohibitions that he rulled on the Romanian people was the prohibition of abortion . These orphans were called "the children of Ceausescu". I was two days old when I was sent to an orphanage in Bucharest. I moved to a large number of orphanages and after the fall of the dictator (he and his wife were shot in front of a firing squad) when I was 4 years old in 1990 I was adopted . Over the years I have changed educational frameworks and moved between different institutions. At a relatively young age, I was considered mentally ill , my normal hair began to disappear until it disappeared completly and this situation remains , to this day , yes , for 15 years . True , I am aware of the great gap that exists in me , whether it is the misleading view, the awareness of things and in general who I am , but only you know how you go to sleep . On top of that some problems that are not shown on the outside . Common sense collides and the big gap between your reality and practice is enormous . It is not simple but yes , I know how to say out loud - "yes I am mentally hurt" - and really be complete in a difficult reality . Maybe from this place I began to paint and slowly found a comfortable and right place for me , I had never studied any art or other . The work is done on canvas - my abstract works of art , from the first portraits to the abstract paintings , are all the reflection of my feelings , thoughts and worldviews , as well as my imagination , all of which are combined into an act of form and color revived on the canvas . My own portraits , usually black and white , are the main motto of the idea itself, as expressed in the unconventional painting of my complex existence , as an inexplicable balance of black-and-white reality . The rest of my works erupt in a vast variety of form and color . These works may be a kind of antithesis to my first childhood . This is the freedom I have found , the freedom to create something new , every time from the beginning , without any limits and limitations . This is the freedom to create the tremendous chaos again and again , with a surprising order that is planned and calculated at every moment .