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ZOHAR HAGBI

40" x 60", print

I have recently moved from Tel Aviv to Canada, along with my family. That journey has posed new challenges for me; it has flooded me with deep emotions and raised many questions. While I was taking these photographs, I felt as though a precise interpretation was given to my emotions and that my emotions had finally found their place, so I began working through the process.

This series is about coping. It is about dealing with various emotions, questions about time and place, rootedness, and different levels of reality. By profession, I teach and guide people in developing and revealing the creativity that is hidden within, through intuitive painting.

40" x 60", print

40" x 60", print

40" x 60", print

40" x 60", print

Intuitive painting is a subconscious creative process that stems from an inner-experiential place. It is a momentary, natural creation that cannot be described in words while it is happening, since it is almost automatic. This is what leads you forward and sets the pace. My mission is to guide as many people as possible to a renewed creative dialogue with themselves.

My photography is much like that creative process. My intuitive photographs convey deep feelings and emotions that are separated from the logic in which everything must be precise, structured, and boxed. There exists a whole life in the margins and within frameworks that are broken through. In my photography, I drop the precise technical knowledge and allow all of my feelings and emotions to guide me.

The dialogue between the world of painting and the world of photography fascinates me. These are two different outlets for expression, one procedural, and one that eternalizes the world with just one click. This dialogue opens up different ways of expression.

40" x 60", print

40" x 60", print

My camera is my paintbrush. I experience the world through abstract pictures, stains, brush strokes, blurring, and illusion. I create a world within a world and provide my own interpretation to what already exists.

For more of Zohar’s art work please visit:

Website: www.intopainting.ca

Email: zohar@intopainting.ca

Phone: +1(778) 864-5055

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