MICHAL ROTMAN LAOR
Michal Rotman’s works of art are full of colors, multifaceted and combine different styles. In her present exhibition, Rotman translates her emotions, experience and subconscious towards the canvas surface. It does not only cover the surface with pigment or the basic need for direct experimental element, but it also expresses intellectual excess which is so prevalent in visual culture; it is a counter reaction to the overexposure to technology and the visual flood of screen-images which offer no more than a sterile, synthetic experience.
In each painting there is a figurative point of view. The Israeli landscapes are used as models in her work. We also find mental and remembrance landscapes which project mindsets on the canvas and unify the images grouped in the paintings.
In her exhibition, Michal Rotman Laor delves into painting which converses with Western traditions of the past, extracting there from a set of visual messages pertaining to our times. The contents of her painting project on the current mindsets. For the most part, however, her work doesn’t aspire to prove something, to make a claim, or cast doubt. It is Immersed in the realms of personal expression and reluctant to take a decisive stand in the tangle of intra-painterly dialectics.
– Curator: Varda Steinlauf
“In her exhibition, Michal Rotman Laor delves into painting which converses with Western traditions of the past, extracting there from a set of visual messages pertaining to our times.”