About the artist:
Lea Avizedek was born in Jerusalem and is descendant of an orthodox family firmly rooted in Israel during five generations. She received her formal art training at several institutions including the notable Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem and the school of drawing in Tel Aviv. Her talent was recognized at an early age. The simple sketches that she drew were compared to the works of post-impressionist Toulouse Lautrec, with their simplicity of few lines and bold and colorful silhouettes. The central theme of Avizedek's works is the female form. Her women appear in either a solitary pose of tranquility and reflection or in the social interaction of a group. Varying combinations of chalk or pencil, acrylic or watercolor are applied loosely, and are finally painted or stenciled. A combination of bold, heavies smear with light sketches then create a dense and multi-textured surface. Currently, the artist resides and paints in Tel Aviv. Her works have been acclaimed at her many exhibitions in worldwide museums and galleries. Such recognition is justified by the vibrancy and skill with which she continues and develops the exploration of her chosen subjects. Personal footnotes : "I try to project women as warm, loving human beings. I don't care if the women I paint look ugly, if their legs are fat or their socks are half off. My work is conceived in tension. When I work it's emotional. My life enters on my art. When I paint, I make love with my paper. Nothing I paint is a lie. Every line or fingerprint has a meaning.