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Reut Dafna

Reut Dafna (b. 1981, Israel) lives and works in Kibbutz Maoz Haim, Israel. She holds a Bachelor's degree from The Arts Institute of Tel-Hai College. Reut studied advanced drawing with the artist Avinoam Kosowsky in Tel Aviv and also with Elie Shamir. She participated in several group and solo exhibitions in Israel including the Tel Aviv International Festival for Arts and Culture.

"Every painting is a story I’d like to tell--an entire world created through a passionate desire. A treasure that holds tiny moments of silence, moments flowing with power as they transcend through time."

In my creations, the images almost always gaze peacefully into the empty space as their various poses and positions create movement and flow.

My main technique is drawing with brushes and powdered charcoal as my media. The uniqueness of this technique provides the ability to fill large surfaces, thus creating particularly large and impressive paintings. Through the complex process which is broken down into stages, I develop the subject layer by layer with great concentration as I blend shades to form smooth transitions and different textures until finally it emerges from the paper as if alive."

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