I Will Never Forgive you
19 Mar — 7 May, 2011
Winner of the 2011 Miron Sima Prize for the Visual Arts
Rakefet Viner-Omer’s painting draws its vivaciousness from an inventing force taken from places of seeming naivety, sites where the imagination touches the perverse, and the intensive work with the medium produces an affinity with primal and unformed places. Despite its quality and significance as an exciting, emotional and original painting, the artist does not allow it to have an eternal life in its own independent space. Vine-Omer makes secondary use of her paintings, creating installations, so that her paintings become building blocks for a structure, such as a hut or constitute letters in a word. Her often radical actions with the paintings, subvert the sense of self exposure and good taste, connecting her works to life and to the mundane world in a humorous yet painful and grotesque manner.