“Birthday Self Portrait 2016” by Avital Burg

Oil on wood
16 x 12 inches
Price: $1,800.00

A Brooklyn-based artist and writer from Tel Aviv, Avital Burg creates highly personal works by utilizing specific references from the history of art and her own life alike. Inspired by the Early Renaissance and Baroque painting, she often addresses her European roots, alongside tales of knights and princesses, in order to create immediate, evocative artworks. Avital Burg paints portraits of models in costumes, dioramas of cardboard castles and gilded broken frames, using dense paint textures, on the verge of relief. Symbolic and enigmatic, her carefully crafted canvases appear to be spontaneous and somewhat clumsy, as they recall legends and traditions of the past and reflects on sociopolitical challenges of present day.