Ori Aviram

Artwork of the Month Garden of Eden, honorable mention artist of the month April 2024.

Ori Aviram was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1965. His artistic autodidactic life began during his military service, when to
alleviate the long stand-by hours, he would make clay portraits of his comrades in the Air Force's rescue and evacuation unit. After his discharge he went to university, acquiring a degree in philosophy and cinematography. For several years he has been working as a producer and editor in public and commercial sectors of the communication industry. It was during this period
that he shifted gradually to painting. What began as a hobby evolved into a full-time career.
He is currently working in Tel Aviv devoting his time to oil painting.
In addition to canvas, he often commits blasphemy by painting on old books, bibles, art books, etc. Started as mostly figurative
painter, Aviram found himself mainly drawn to the abstract and basic forms and their relations with colors.

Artwork: Garden of Eden,

Dimension: 160x80cm,

Medium: oil on canvas.

Art House Online Gallery had the chance to have an interview with Ori Aviram to get to know him more and learn more about his art

-When it comes to your art, explain what you do in 100 words,

Color, oil paint, is the main issue in my art. Color as a matter that can be sculpted, shaped, engraved and shoveled. In most of my paintings  color is strong and dominant, while line and composition – though not neglected – are secondary.

Being a 20th century product, realism, modernism, and abstract are my points of reference, and the periods that influenced and shaped me.

In those precious moments, when the action streams off effortlessly, I feel myself become a mere instrument; I’m only a tube, or an insignificant mediator. These are rare moments of exaltation.

-What project are you working on now?

The project I am working on now is a painting of 800 couples holding hands, on a 160X80 cm canvas. It is a third of a series, the first is of 1600 single figures, and the second is of 925 smiling faces. The line and the colors make the serias.

-Which place in the world do you find to be the most inspiring?
The place I find most inspiring is London. Especially the National Gallery.

-What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

The best advice I have ever been given is “Keep in mind that everything is in constant change, nothing is stable forever”

 -Do you make a living off of your art?
I make living selling paintings, and when it is not enough I use money I have earned in my previous career.

-How has your practice changed over time?

The main shift that occurred in my painting is the change to Abstract that took place during the last ten years.

Ori Aviram


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