INTERVIEW: ORNA L.BROCK
Luca Curci talks with Orna L. Brock during CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and at Palazzo Bembo – Venice Grand Canal.
Orna L.Brock is currently living & creating her art in Jerusalem, Israel. She studied Fine Arts at “Oranim Institute of Art and Design” in Israel and has a Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) degree from the Oranim Academic College of Education in Kiryat Tivon, Israel & also studied Fine Arts, at Hampstead School of Art, London, and Photography, in Kingsway College, London, U.K. She received an award (1995) from The Foundation for Supporting Artists of the United Kibbutz Movement. Israel. She Exhibited a solo show in Bar-David Museum of Jewish Art Kibbutz Braam, Israel & a solo show in “Uri and Rami Nehushtan Museum” Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov Meuochad, Israel She was selected by the International Art Market Magazine – The Gold list Special Edition # 4 2019, as one of the top contemporary artists of today. In 2019 She was awarded the Michelangelo International Prize in Rome, Italy. She was awarded The “Leonardo Da Vinci International Prize” (1/2020) in Florence Italy & the Artist of the year award 2020. Monreale Sicily & The International Prize New York city in 2020. Her Art works are published in Magazines & books such as the “Art Universal the Great Encyclopedia of International Art“. Curated by Salvatore Russo & Francesco Saverio Russo. Recently she exhibited in The “Surfaces” ITS LIQUID International Art & architecture Festival 2018. In 2021 she has awarded the international prize Michelangelo David Prize 2021, of the Accademia Italia in arte nel mondo. In 2021 she was awarded the international art prize The Gold List special Edition #6 Top Contemporary Artists of today of The Art Market Magazine. In 2021 she received “The Power of Creativity Art Prize” from the contemporary art curator magazine.
Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Orna L.Brock – Art for me is a language of communicating my feelings ideas, beliefs & identity.
LC – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
OLB – I am a visual artist creating my art in a few mediums of the arts like sculpture, drawing, painting, prints, photography & video art. From a very early childhood I was trained to express myself through the art of music which was the most fundamental element that had finally defined & led my way to create in two & three dimensional visual arts. There are many experiences which influenced my artistic work. Living in a rural area for a long time is one of them or becoming a mother, has made fundamental changes.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
OLB – My creative inspiration comes from experiences which are sometimes related to the very simple & esoteric in everyday life, or it could be related to the encounter with the beauty I find in nature. Sometimes my inspirations are related to theoretical ideas or concepts, to which I would try & find a visual plastic expression.
LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
OLB – The most challenging part about creating my art works is to see how amorphic illusive ideas or abstract ideas & perceptions are getting their visual & plastic identity & expression, being shaped & then meet with the viewers.
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
OLB – My art style can be described as Abstract, with a tendency for conceptual art. My style developed during the years, but I think the change is, may be, in my artistic perceptions which by the years got new visions & new understandings.
LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of the entire festival?
OLB – In my art work “Syncope” 2020(5D) I am creating surfaces of an imaginary morphological landscapes, views, of the things that are the basic forms & structures of the organism systems. My art work is questioning & exploring the attitudes of the cultural mechanisms toward the body & the organism, reviewing the cultural construction as an external mean of control, which is, sometimes, imposing its norms, attitudes & forms on the Organism system. The theme of the exhibition is suggesting to reconnect to the very base elements that is defining the artistic means of expression. To refer to the actual material on which all the gestures of art expression & ideas are being projected.
LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?
OLB – My artwork Syncope 5D is preexisting video art, which was created in 2020 during a very gloomy & hard Pandemic time.
LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
OLB – I think it is a leading platform for artists, designers & art lovers who wants to see the latest’s Creations & Developments in the field of the visual arts.
LC- What do you think about the organization of our event?
OLB – Absolutely fantastic & very professional.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
OLB – I warmly recommend artists take part in ITSLIQUID group exhibitions. I think ITSLIQUID group team is offering the artist a very good organized & very professional, pleasant & efficient team & spaces for exhibitions.