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WORLD VIRTUAL MUSEUM | OSRIT MINTS
By: Oshrit Mintz
Publisher: Argaman Meytav Publishing House
Oshrit Mintz is a writer, a gifted painter and a great poet.
AdamEve is her first poetry book and deals mainly with women, their true nature and conflicts in their lives.
I first acquired my artistic education with the artist Hava Amit, with whom I studied for two years.
From 2004-2007, after I retired, I studied at the Art School Hastudio in Ra’anana, with the painter Hanita Ben-Jano.
At the beginning of my artistic career I painted realistic paintings with emphasis on portraits and nudes. Then I started painting abstracts.
Today, my two main styles are Surrealism, sometimes intertextual with other painters and abstract paintings.
My Surrealist paintings create absurd and sometimes complex images. They are based on my life as a woman and on women’s lives in general.
The paintings’ style is realistic, but the absurd images give it a strong emotional impact. In many of the paintings I use my body as an art object, sometimes combines with primordial landscapes.
In my abstract paintings, I use massive quantities 0f oil paint, layer upon layer. The mass of colorful paint expresses intense emotion, while the minimalistic form gives a frame to that emotion.
It seems to me that this is a fairly accurate description of my world and what I am trying to convey in painting: the polarization between intense emotion and restrictive framework. In these paintings I feel the greatest connection to my inner self.
2004 Solo Exhibition, Beautiful Things, Batzra
2005 Solo Exhibition, Café Friends, Ra’anana
2005 solo Exhibition, Conservative Synagogue, Kfar Sava
2006 Solo Exhibition, Café Paul, Zichron Ya’acov
2007 Group Exhibition – Gallery 5 Kfar Mallal. Hastudio students’ exhibition. Curator: Hanita Ben-Jano
2007 Group Exhibition. Café Joe, Ra’anana. Curator: Hanita Ben-Jano
2008 Group Exhibition. Hastudio Graduates’ Exhibition. Beit Yad Labanim, Ra’anana. Curator: Hanita Ben-Jano
2016 (March-April) Group Exhibition, Mann Auditorium, Modi’in. Curator: Bilha Zeitchik
2017 (February-March) Group Exhibition ‘Women Create Women’ Ben-Ami Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Johanan Herson
2017 (November) Group Exhibition ‘Four Seasons’, Music & Arts Center, Ra’anana. Curator: Bilha Zeitchik
2018 (May) Solo Exhibition, ‘A Woman’s Landscape’, Blue Bird Gallery, Petach Tikva. Curator: Sara Raz
2018 (July-September) ‘Woman’s Landscape’, Eshkol Pais, Petach Tikva. Curator: Sara Raz
2018 (November) Group Exhibition ‘Emotions and Beyond’ Ringstrasse Galerin, Vienna. Curator: Rami Azam.