Lili Cohen Prah-Ya // לילי כהן פרח-יה
Lili Cohen Prah-Ya was born in 1960, and currently lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Cohen Prah-Ya graduated from Ramat Gan Art College (1984), after which she studied art at "HaMidrasha Art School", Ramat HaSharon (1987-1988), and in different private courses and workshops.
She engages in drawing, painting, sculpting, and installation. The point of departure in her central body of work is drawing that is somewhere between the line and the stain, executed on various supports and in varying sizes ranging from the intimate to large-scale installations. The concept underlying most of the works is a kind of dialogue with patches of color, and the tension created between the image and its deciphering. The images appearing in the works are mostly echoes of feminine portraits and nature versus different patches of material, stains that do not strive to portray reality.
The quick work pace is aimed at depicting, very much like a sensitive seismograph, a changing mood and state of mind.