Paintings of Dark Ages
While Reshef’s paintings usually consist of very bright colors, this body of work is darker, almost black-based. In this series there is a large use of the combination of charcoal and diluted acrylics, to create a dark and restrained palette. The “dry” charcoal and the “wet” diluted acrylic, portray two kinds of materiality that are not meant to be combined, yet she managed to make them “co-exist”. Although these paintings might seem gloomy and pessimistic at first sight, the combinations of the polar materials might suggest the possibility of collaborative opponents.
All works are charcoal and diluted acrylic on canvas unless otherwise stated.