Project no.217

Elinor Rotem

Broken Balance

Chief Curator: Rachel Sukman

Exhibition Curator: Ilana Carmel

Opening: Friday, 13 March 2020, 12 p.m.

Closing: Thursday, 16 April 2020, 4 p.m.

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6 Zamenhoff St. , Tel Aviv, tel.: 03-5254191
Gallery hours: Tue.- Thurs.
12 noon - 6p.m.; Fri. 11a.m.- 2 p.m.

 


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In the Lower Galilee, 2012
oil on canvas
30x35 cm

Galilee Landscape, 2012
oil on canvas
30x40 cm

Wadi, 2018
oil on canvas
70x90 cm

Pine on Mt. Carmel, 2011
oil on canvas
100x90 cm

       

Night 2 , 2016
etching, aquatint
39x29 cm

Broken Balance , 2015
etching, aquatint
30x40 cm

Golden Section 4 , 2015
etching, aquatint
30x40 cm

Grove, 2012
oil on canvas
25x30 cm

       

Under the Sea 3 , 2019
etching, open bite, aquatint, roller with paint
50x40 cm

Under the Sea 2 , 2019
etching, open bite, aquatint, roller,
50x40 cm

Land , 2013
etching, drypoint, roller, chine colle
15x10 cm

Towers , 2016
etching, aquatint, chine colle
18x12 cm

       

White Mountain 1 , 2018
etching, open bite, aquatint
33x46 cm

White Mountain, 2018
etching, open bite, aquatint
33x46 cm

Stones 2 , 2017
etching, open bite, aquatint, roller with paint
40x50 cm

Stones, 2017
etching, open bite, aquatint, roller with paint
40x50 cm

       

The Cave 5 , 2016
etching (2 plates), aquatint
30x39 cm

The Cave 3 , 2016
etching (2 plates), aquatint
30x39 cm

The Cave 2 , 2016
etching (2 plates), aquatint
30x39 cm

White Mountain  2 , 2018
etching, open bite, aquatint
33x46 cm

       

Mountains and Sea 1 , 2018
etching, open bite, aquatint, roller with paint, gold powder
44x50 cm

Wilderness 1 , 2018
etching, open bite, aquatint, small plates, roller with paint
44x50 cm

Wilderness, 2018
etching, open bite, aquatint, small plates, roller with paint
44x50 cm

The Cave 6 , 2016
etching (2 plates), aquatint
30x39 cm

       

Light in the Depths , 2017
etching, open bite, aquatint
30x40 cm

Fire , 2018
etching, open bite, aquatint, roller with paint
20x20 cm

Desert , 2020
etching, open bite, aquatint, roller with paint
20x20 cm

 
 

Broken Balance

Elinor Rotem has been painting since her early childhood in the city of Haifa. In her parents' home she was surrounded by a vast library of art books. Of all the artistic styles to which she was exposed, she was most enchanted by printmaking, specifically books of etchings/engravings in black and white.

During her high school years she studied painting and art history with the mythological teacher, Dov Medzini, and subsequently, at the University of Haifa, specialized in etching. Throughout the years since she has worked consistently in various print workshops in diverse techniques and on different surfaces: from zinc plates, prevalent in the 1970s and 1980s, to copper plates. Since 2010, she has been working on metal, copper, and polymer plates, creating etchings based on archival photographs documenting early settlement in pre-state Israel.

The exhibition at Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, "Broken Balance," will span etchings conveying the artist's discontent vis-?-vis the social and political rift in Israel and the world over. In her works "she tries to interrupt the order, harmony, and balance," as she attests, voicing her acute criticism of our life here, when every given moment a different status quo we have become accustomed to is violated, and we are exposed, against our will, to an intolerable situation, striving to regain the former balance.



Rachel Sukman