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Zila Friedman
updated: 01/31/2014
website: WWW.ZILAFRIEDMAN.COM
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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The Danger of Bringing the Dead to Life
untitled
Untitled
Burka
Prayer Beads
Convert universal time
Untitled
Artist Book
Map 1, Bene Beraq
Untitled,
Portait 1
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual
 
 
The Danger of Bringing the Dead to Life by Zila Friedman
The Danger of Bringing the Dead to Life
pencil and stone spray on wood
2000
50 " x  50 " 
untitled by Zila Friedman
untitled
Acriliq, charcoal,pencil and pencil dust on paper
2003
59 " x  59 " 
Untitled by Zila Friedman
Untitled
Graphite, charcoal, pencil and pencil dust on paper
2004
16" x  10.8" 
Burka by Zila Friedman
Burka
photocopy on paper and pencil
2003
40 " x  30 " 
Prayer Beads by Zila Friedman
Prayer Beads
Dried fruits bound in embroidery thread resembling white down
2008
100 " x  90 " 
Convert universal time  by Zila Friedman
Convert universal time
photocopy on film and color
2011
18.8 " x  12 " 
Untitled by Zila Friedman
Untitled
Graphite, and pencil on paper
1999
18.8 " x  12 " 
Artist Book by Zila Friedman
Artist Book
charcoal, pencil and pencil dust on Cardboard
2007
19 " x  19 " 
Map 1, Bene Beraq by Zila Friedman
Map 1, Bene Beraq
pencil and embroidery on material
2008
Dimensions variable
Untitled,  by Zila Friedman
Untitled,
pencil and pencil dust on Naiiler
2009
40 " x  40 " 
Portait 1 by Zila Friedman
Portait 1
Digital print and pastel dust on paper
2009
72 " x  100 " 

Artist Statement

 

I was born to an Orthodox family in Bnei Brak – a family of authors, descendents of Shlomo Gantzfried. My parents survived the Holocaust. This facts became basics aspects of my existence and inspired my creativity.

 

A creator’s passion and his intense sense of mission is similar to the religious dedication of an Orthodox person.

 

In my work process I look for the narrow gap between two lines or two surfaces; the closer I get, the smaller the gap becomes.

 

The search takes place during the work's process. The white surface and the stains emphasize what is impossible to comprehend in any other way: they aim to identify the light, hoping to arrive to a safe heaven.

 

With thin pencil lines I am sewing together two worlds. I reconstruct the stitches in my body that appear on the paper as a topographical map.

 

I work in series. I begin creating inspired by a text, an idea or part of a landscape. The initial idea is transformed into a shape, and that shape serves my purpose and content – and vice versa – in such way that, each is nurtured by the other. This makes my creation relevant to my way of living.

 

Creation and life are bound to one another.

 

The attached series deal with the landscape of my childhood. Its sources involve Orthodox Judaism. The works address Jewish rituals, through which I investigate the boundaries the between the secular and the sanctified, between tradition and contemporariness.

 

Artist Bio / CV

    Zila Friedman born in Israel, lives and works in Bene-Braq near Tel Aviv.
Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv branch Advertising management, The Tel Aviv University
Mediation, The Gomeh Collage, Tel Aviv.
Painting and
Sculpture College with Freddy Fabian, in addition to courses with Heleny Shamai.
Board Member of  IMPACT - Israeli Professional Visual Artists Association.
Mmember of  I B C -  Interactive
Business Circle  

  

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions2008     Movement, Drissien Galerie, München, Curator:Dr. Anna Zanco Prestel2008      'Prayer  balls', Artists House, Tel-Aviv,, Curator Dr. Ktzia Alon2004      Drawings, Artists’ House, Jerusalem, Curator, Ada Naamani  (Cat.)              Borka,  Art Center Jerusalem ,Alizabet Dor2002      Borka,  The Artists’ Residence, Herzliya , Curator,Varda Genossar (Cat.)2000     On the Bar, Lesly College, Netanya Branch, Curator,Nomy Miler1999     Why Should I Go Far Away, Mani H. Gallery, Tel Aviv1998     Speechless, Mani H. Gallery, Tel Aviv , Curator, Nomy Aviv (Cat.)1995      Daily Survival, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein-Hod , Curator, Sourin Heller (Cat.)1992      The Red Circle, Tiroche Gallery, Tel Aviv