A new exciting series of paintings by Maya Bloch, an Israeli Artist, who is presented by Thierry Goldberg Gallery in New York. Bloch's personages seems from one hand as if they are about to vanish from our sight. On the other hand, there are certain qualities of strength and omnipotence that fixes our gaze at them, making us affirm their concrete presence, or should I say their gaze at us affirm ours? Is it those vivid live-like eyes of theirs, so wise, all-knowing? (all paintings were made in 2010, all Acrylic on large scale canvases )
The almost monochromatic palette of colors in most of the new canvases doesn't omit the feeling of austere elegance, and the sensation of an occult abundance, an unknown land. why is it I feel such strong vibrations coming out of Maya Bloch painting? As if she is connected to a divine source of knowledge, that guide her and manifest something utterly magnificent to us all.