These works, verging on the abstract, describe cells and biomorphic shapes based upon photographs taken by a high resolution electronic microscope.
They represent the fight between ill cells, the enemy that menace our bodies from the inside, against chemical fluids that fight them to eradicate them and cure the body. By carving the surface of the painting and "injecting" the green fluorescent fluid into it I act like a Shaman, trying to bring cure to the sick body.
In my work I try to create an aesthetic experience, for myself as well as for the viewers. Thus I try to capture their attention in a web of creation, and compel them to linger a fraction of a second longer in front of it; giving creation another instance of gazing and thought.
Vivian Hirsch Birkenfeld-
Vivian Hirsch Birkenfeld
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Studied Art with the Argentinean Artist Urruchua. She emigrates to Israel in 1972.
Studies Children Education and continues her Art studies at the Avni Art Institute in Tel Aviv and the Givatayim Free Art Workshop. She also studies Graphic design at the Technion’s Tel Aviv Extension .
She has a B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art History at the Tel Aviv University and a Diploma in Israeli Art History, from the Tel Aviv-Yafo College. Birkenfeld is a member of the teaching team at the Sapir College in Sderot and teaches Drawing and Painting at her Studio in Rishon Lezion.
Lately she expresses her art in Video-art.
She is a Curator at the Rishon Lezion's Artists House.
Member of the Israeli Artists Association. She has exhibited her work in individual and group exhibitions in Israel, Paris, Uruguay and Buenos Aires.
Rishon Lezion, Israel, 2017