Ariel Basson Freiberg

Figurative painting + censorship


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Binta and Scissors
oil and glitter on linen
58"h x 48"w


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Erased
oil on panel
11" x 9"


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Earth's Touch
acrylic + oil on linen
7 feet by 15 feet

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Artists' Statement:
I'm interested in the psychosexual body engaged with acts of self-censorship, all inspired from personal experiences. It’s a conundrum to carry ones feminine sexuality and willfully censor it and mask it with the gesture of paint. With the gestures, I see the physicality of paint colliding with the body demanding immediacy and urgency from the viewer. The gestures act as an ideogram, both a composite of an idea and a will. Bodies are grounded in artifacts yet erased when faced with the whiplash of history. My family’s lost Iraqi history is illuminated and found in physical materials to reclaim voice.


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