Posted on May 29, 2010
Publisher: My Place
My Place features Yigal Ozeri’s Desire for Anima Exhibition (生命的欲望). Yigal is renowned for his paintings of young women, which are uncanny in their realism and psychologically engaging in their presence. This series of paintings explores portraits of young women intricately entwined in the earthen landscapes that surround them. Many appear like film stills with the woman caught, unaware, consumed in thought or moving through the lush backgrounds. Others gaze directly at the viewer in a somewhat challenging and unsettling manner. In some, all that is visible are fragments of the girls’ body – faces, limbs, richly textured garments. For the artist, the results of this paintings express his feminine “anima”. Carl Jung’s concept of the essential woman. This psychological presence is the hidden essence of his work.