Award winning Israeli artist, Ronit Baranga, was born in 1973 and began to pursue her career as a sculptress after studying literature and psychology. Her work has been shown in galleries around the world and she was also given the unique opportunity to be one of the select forty artists invited to exhibit at Banksy’s international exhibition Dismaland. It was very difficult for me to pick a single piece that represents her work because each of her sculptures, although they have a definitive connection, are so different from each other. Additionally, the interpretation of Ronit’s dramatic and contradicting sculptures become even more complex within her exhibitions. String connects one piece to another revealing strength, sorrow, dependency, tension, and nurturing within an ominous fantasy. The first sculpture by Ronit that I saw was titled Embraced and it features a beautifully crafted porcelain tea set consisting of the teapot, cup, and creamer with sprouted human fingers that cling to each other. After looking into her work I discovered her contrary Grave Watchers which are needy infants that bear hungry and off-putting fangs that have tree-like horns and pointed ears. One of Baranga’s more recent sculptures is titled Blossom (featured here) and perfectly depicts opposition through the entangled and complicated yet serene red-haired beauty. Looking at her I feel like I am either observing a lush garden through a locked and barbed gate or a poisonous garden through an open and inviting entrance. I suggest you follow the link below to see all of her amazing work and follow her on Instagram. I hope you will be as awestruck as I am by her creations.
As of October 2016, I intended to use this blog as an accompaniment to my Facebook page and Instagram page. On this blog I post information and updates about my work as well as once a month I highlighted an artist whose work I like (I stopped doing this when I opened my gallery www.GalleryBlueDoor.com). As of March 2017, I began posting a monthly Story Entry with an accompanying illustration of mine. In mid-2019 I took a break from this, but it will resume.