Motivation: Paintings by Rachel Ovadia
Sept 27 - Oct 17, 2012. About my method of painting: there is rarely any forward planning, materials and choices are made randomly, colors and mediums are selected in accordance with the needs of what transpires at the moment. At times, when I run out of materials, I start creating alternative mediums, dilute pigments, add thinners or modeling paste and come up with new means depending on my state of being.
It becomes a total alchemy. The outcome for the most part is greatly satisfying and unexpected. The method is entirely experimental, resourceful and temporaneous.
Chance plays the most significant role. What appeals to me is the moment’s uniqueness and fleeting nature whereby everything else ceases to exist. I am drawn into the future more than into the past. I like things that are transparent in nature, have an esthetic appeal, that are intriguing, I love fusion of minds, skills, words, creations, fabrics, alternative resources. Spanish art has played a significant role, lending me a hand to become more expressive and daring. I am greatly moved by the philosophy and creative approach of Joseph Boyes. I derive an emotional impact from Flamenco music, Spanish architecture, Paolo Coelho who encourages one to search for his own individual unique voice and of course the wisdom of the sages. One cannot fool the eye and the heart. The heart has its own wisdom.