My work deals with destruction of architecture as a metaphor of loss. My process of painting is a deconstruction of the original images, which are news photographs of Palestine. My paintings call for attention and observation. While acknowledging the opacity of the news photograph and the media, I am facing my own Israeli “blindness” to the Palestinians. Finally the painting becomes a fantasy. While looking at the other side I dismantle the pain and create a new place. I recreate the ruin in paint, giving it new life that is removed from the original context.
Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Noa moved to New York City to pursue a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts. After completing her studies Noa stayed in Brooklyn where she currently lives and works. She has been awarded participation in the AIM program at the Bronx museum, and has been invited to Yaddo artist residency in New York State. Her work was recently part of a group show in Parker’s Box gallery in Williamsburg. An article featuring Noa’s work by Leah Triplett was recently published in the online Boston-based magazine “Big Red and Shiny”.