Jennifer Bloch//ג׳ניפר בלוך
For the past four years I have become very interested in “backgrounds” and the effect that can be achieved by using stencils over and over again and creating my own pattern. Lately I have been concentrating solely on the background and these effects. This concluded in my making the “background” my main subject, and since then this is what I’ve been working on and studying lately. What interests me is creating a deconstruction of the images and constructing something new, much more chaotic , without completely losing a certain sense of the imagery. leaving hints of the original image.
Some of the stencils I use are readymade and bought in craft stores, but some of them are designed by me. I combine images of emblems with flower pattern, merging “prettiness” with power, for example: the eagle, the tiger etc, with roses and other decorative patterns.
I use acrylic paint on canvas combined at times with oils when working on a realistic object that I place in the foreground. The issue of flatness versus depth is something which I find interesting and one of the major and basic questions about 2-dimensional painting. In this series I have decided to reduce perspective to a minimum by showing the objects on a flat background in a rigid and symmetrical composition that would create a contrast with the realism of the object.
shvil Hameretz 4, third floor