My STORY

 

In the introduction to Yona's paintings and poems book 'Love Is Insane',

 

Professor Dan Kedar wrote the following:

"Yona Levy-Grosman unites with the desert. She is the desert. It is this desert that leaves its, fingerprint, on her works. The topography of the fingerprints is the, desert. A three-dimensional, many layered topography.Topography, of crevices of, rocks. Of ancients landscapes. A splinted topography.

 

The desert winds join her in their unique hum, The thrilling desert whistling, And carry it like, Joshua tree, across the open spaces And it floats and creates its haven from the sea of hardships Creating the ultimate, refuge, Closed in and attentive to the silence of the world."
Alone in infinity – kneeling before the brilliance, Gnawed and reuniting, her act is that of Creation.

 

Yona's work's were exhibited in the President's Mansion, Ben-Gurion, University, Omer, Museum, Beer-Sheva Museum, The Entrance Gallery at the Massada National Park Art books, and more other Galleries and Museums. In ISRAEL and abroad.

Dr. Sorin Heller wrote the following:

 

"Yona Levy Grosman, is a multi-disciplinary, artist, whose artistic activity comprehends, painting, video-art, drawing, poetry, essay, and etc. By her choice, she lives and works in the, Negev, the southern part of, Israel, which is mostly a vast desert. And the desert is the most influential factor of her artistic work. It seems that her whole creation is an attempt to understand,sometimes to conquer, sometimes letting herself being captured by the desert's power and magic. One may refer to her work within the romantic paradigm of the sublime, on one hand the admiration of the vast landscape, on the other the realization of the insignificance of human beings. Her paintings reflect the desert topography, the harsh and blinding light, the emptiness. She uses heavy texture and bright colors keeping the acrylic glossiness. The painting's surface reflects the desert dunes, but the acrylic glossiness bestows a sense of artificiality. The large canvases echo the desert infinity. Sometimes the artist adds to the main painting other painted canvas that act like and break the rectangular format.
Her style is figurative with abstract tendencies. But her paintings are by no means realist. They invoke the historical and cultural roots of the desert which is the borderline of two civilizations, ancient Egyptians and the Biblical Hebrews. It has symbolist affiliations, and above all the love of this rough country".

 

 

Yona Levy Grosman,  66 Priel st., Ein Habesor, ISRAEL ,   https://www.sand-dune.net​  ,  yonalg@gmail.com  ,  Tel +972-8-9982212  ,                                

 

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