Rosa Ben Arie // רוזה בן אריה
Rosa Ben Arie's work is a continuous search for the connection between the natural and the artificial, between the outburst of the unexpected against the organized and disciplined. Her background in biology (MSc) has affected her observations of nature and is the source of her inspiration and research on the interaction between the different materials that she uses in her work.
The process is an experimental and intuitive exploration of the intermingling of materials, such as plastic glue, paper, ink, salt, etc., bearing many possibilities for “mistakes” and loss of control. Although Rosa's work is abstract, the result always appears recognizable and natural. She produces a fragile and flimsy world of imaginary objects and landscapes. She gets close to nature at the microscopic level and reformulates it from a distant perspective. After the creations go through a procedure of drying and crystallization, they appear to have originated in nature, like lacey and delicate sea corals.