To The Source > visual artist DANA HAREL

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summer cracks, 2019, media on canvas. 100x100

in days where we feel an energetic shift, in days of growing awareness, we take a deeper look and connect to our surroundings. to nature.

therefor in this blog, I want to introduce these stunning artworks by Dana Harel. artworks that are connected to the source.

Dana & I go way back. she is my childhood friend.  we share the sweet memories of us running around barefoot in the fields. exploring with curiosity the ground we stand on. nowadays, our friendship remains and also our source of inspiration. we both share a quality of a "wandering eye" where we find beauty in our surrounding nature. in a simple organism, beauty in the source.

Deatia from white earth, 2018, mix media on canvas, 100x100


"The appearance of my artwork is a landscape built from different layers. These layers have independent representation, but the final image will always emphasize their relation. In the first layer of analysis, I explore the basic formalism of the image – charmed by the beauty of the shapes and the way they are created. In the second layer, I dismantle the representation process and examine how images are created, in relation to the medium I work on. The landscape itself acts both as the medium and as raw material, with whom I work and re-design while guiding myself by reflexive thoughts."


Untitled, 2019, mix media on wood, 45x55

"During the creation process, I come out of the image’s natural environment and try to follow phenomena that fascinate me, but at the same time, I represent them in a new sterile and aesthetic environment, which cannot be recreated. I involve different fields such as art and science and examine the objects and their materials they are made of. This allows me to create new images and completely detach them from their natural environment."

Salt layers, 2019, industrial oil colors on canvas 155x165

"In my creations, I use industrial materials, mainly from the construction industry.  The roughness of these materials and their unique compound makes them an integral part of the process. My creation technique relies mainly on body movement, occasionally aggressive, that end when the image stops, on its own, or alternatively when I decide to capture a specific image by interrupting the flow of the paint on the surface."

Entanglement, 2019, industrial oil colors on canvas, 140x140

Details from Amoebas, 2019, mix media on rubber, 100x100

"The entanglement narrative, the limited control on a newly created image, temporary elements such as weather, wind and ground movement, structural formations in nature and organisms – All together guide me when I extract a shape out of a phenomenon."

Amoebas, 2019, mix media on rubber, 100x100

Follow her amazing artworks in the links bellow >>

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