Hi! my name is Orit Sharbat
I’m an Israeli artist based in Tel Aviv (near the beach, under the sun).
In my mind’s eye, I see everything in color, including my own thoughts and feelings.
It comes from a deep connection to colors and spirituality.
My soul likes to roam freely along my great inner spiritual spaces, through gardens of feelings, soaring from one emotional site to another; that’s its journey.
This journey of the soul finds its expression in my paintings, which always start in a very structured, composed way, but as the creativity gathers pace, I allow myself to get lost in the painting, and feel the painting acquiring an energy and a life of its own.
This allows me to follow the work’s own tempo. At this point, my hand loses control and switches from one color to another, until I’m all exhausted. Then, I take a step back and zoom out, until I feel it’s time to resume work and complete my painting.
I love to explore with colors and see and feel how they move on the surface and how they transpire when mixing and merging together. I like to marvel at the texture and intensity of all the original colors as they come together, while retaining their own individual power. I love to experiment with the tension between real and illusion, self-control and abandon; between realism and abstract.