Yaara Oren’s practice is based on painting but moves between different media.
It includes photographs I take in my daily travels through South Tel Aviv, which capture fragments of reality and function as impromptu compositions in space, oil paintings that feed on the local visual input I collect while walking around the city. My painting process includes erasing and layering, combining different painting styles, and creating interaction between shapes and lines. Through my painting process, I test and stretch the inner boundaries of the medium. Alongside painting, over the past few years, I have been working in ceramics. This body of work consists primarily of plates, which I form from clay and paint upon. The medium of ceramics, which involves different kinds of powders, rolling out slabs, and scraping marks into the clay, has enabled me to extend my examination of line and shape through a new type of material. The plates I create are intended for daily use. This liberates them from the gravity of the artistic act and transforms them into a kind of sketchbook through which I can experiment and discover. This body of work already numbers hundreds of plates, each and every one of which is unique.