The feminine dimension
is the central theme of artist Iris Yeheskel’s alluring,
rigorously conceived and fiercely intelligent paintings.
Profound, sensitive feelings are unfolded among the blocks
of color, which she enriches with fine brushstrokes of shapes
that become mutually intertwined. Projecting substantial
evidence of her arduous painting process, her vivid and
vigorous paintings often seem to simulate urban surfaces
as they appear on a map, as though photographed from a plane
hovering in the sky. Occupied with a bird’s eye view,
her approach suggests her keen devotion to her country of
Israel while soaring above the tangible, the daily, to achieve
a little piece of paradise from the "Land of Nowhere."
Yeheskel studied art at the Avni Institute
of Art in Tel-Aviv where she was a student of artist Leo
Contini. Solo exhibitions include "Genesis" at
the Bible Museum in Tel-Aviv, "Under Your Wings"
at the "Muse Windows" in Ramat Aviv, "Abracadabra"
at Yad Lebanim at Nes Ziona, and "Original Language"
at the Culture Center in Petach Tikva. She has also participated
extensively in group exhibitions.