Paintings by Ilana Bloch
"The inspiration for my recent paintings comes from images of landscapes: the urban landscape and my 'inner landscape.' Within these worlds I express my vision of life's intertwined beauty, spirituality and turmoil."
Ilana Bloch captures the life energy of the landscape using gestural brushwork. An atmospheric light quality created with bold color and high contrast gives each painting a glow. All of these elements combine to create a charged sensual image.
Bloch adds collage to build a rich, textural surface on paper, canvas and wood. As a formal element, a rhythmic pattern brings structural organization to the paintings. She incorporates borders in a window-like effect, inviting us to take an intimate glimpse into her personal world.
There is more information about Ilana at www.izenmillergallery.com/artists.htm.