Get to Know: NY & Tel Aviv Based Painter, Rotem Reshef
Kipton Cronkite, the curator of "Spectrum" at Soho House West Hollywood, dedicated his last newsletter to me and my work. Please have a look!
In 2010 I met process-driven abstract action painter Rotem Reshef in New York and in 2011, was hired to build a collection of abstract artworks for a client in Utah. The client expressed their desire for Abstract Expressionism (but a lower price tag than Pollock and Frankenthaler), so I suggested they consider Reshef's work. The result: the client commissioned a multi-colored abstract piece which was hung beside a large picture window overlooking snow capped mountains in Park City, Utah. The client became consumed by the purity and connection to nature while I began to fall more deeply in love with Reshef's process.
After receiving a prestigious scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Reshef honed her process even more by participating in a summer residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As she began to explore the transition of the four seasons, she created "Time Traveler" for the University of La Verne in Southern California. In 2018 in Tel Aviv, she debuted "Intervals" which expanded her focus even further. As we discussed the unique space at Soho House and the warm climate in LA, she created 22 works which feature gradients of cold, warm, and hot. Reshef's newest series, "Spectrum", was installed at Soho House West Hollywood on July 1 and will be on display through July 30, 2018 (by appointment only).
I interviewed Reshef to introduce her to a wider collector base and dive into some personal aspects of her career. I hope you'll take a few minutes to read the interview below! If you're in Los Angeles this month, message me and I'll take you on a private tour or simply preview the works here.
Thank you Rotem for sharing your gift of art with us and for the opportunity to work together again! -Kipton