Mindy Weisel "Meditations on Love"
March 20 - May 2, 2017

Mindy Weisel
_Meditations on Love_

I start each work by writing directly on the paper or canvas.  I write until words lose their meaning. I get to a point where only making marks with paint seems to make sense. I clear the way, inside myself, to where logic, reason and language no longer reign. The process of layer upon layer, expresses a search. It becomes a process in which I, literally, live through the painting emotionally. I have no preconceived concept; no intellectual armor; no image in mind when I start to work. One mark follows another and the paintings become layers of experience. The work becomes a place to hold the mysteries of memory; loss; love; beauty and fantasy matched by a sense of wonder and awe. 

My parents survived Auschwitz. I was one of the first children born in the DP camp at Bergen-Belsen. As a result, I feel that the existential questions of life are ever present. Upon moving to Jerusalem five years ago, the search to understand these questions has taken on a new depth and breadth. The Jerusalem light and beauty are like no other.  The search for light,  beauty and meaning drives each painting. Each painting becomes a promise of “something more”.

Living and painting in Jerusalem fulfills my dream of expressing the survival of beauty.

 

 



 

When silence says everything Of Silence
oil on canvas
2016
91 x 91 cm
 
Not Everything is Black and White Not Everything is Black and White
oil on canvas
2017
91 x 91 cm
 
After the Rain After the Rain
oil on canvas
2017
91 x 91 cm
 
Winter in Jerusalem Winter in Jerusalem
oil on canvas
2017
91 x 91 cm
 
A Noble Storm A Noble Storm
oil on canvas
2014-2016
149 x 169 cm
 
Shoes and Souls Along the Danube Shoes and Souls Along the Danube
oil on canvas
2013-2017
76 x 40 cm
 
Like Layers of Ice Like Layers of Ice
oil on canvas
2017
58 x 81 cm
 
Perfect Imperfections
oil on canvas
2015
162 x 195 cm
 
Of Kings and Queens Of Kings and Queens
oil on canvas
2014-2017
220 x 100 cm
 
Gentle suggestions Gentle suggestions
oil on canvas
2015
170 x 120 cm
 
Unconditional Unconditional
oil on canvas
2015
150 x 140 cm
 
Meditations on Love Meditations on Love
oil on canvas
2017
220 x 100 cm