The abstract organic sculptures of Israeli artist Sharon Brill exist in the integration between two poles: “an aspiration for meticulous and restrained aesthetics on the one hand” and “an unrestricted spontaneous and intuitive search on the other”. Her works can be held in the hand and observed from any angle. They are without definite shape and personality and form, ever-blooming, ever-shifting, always reaching out to something—signalling agitation and indecisiveness but also energy and vigour, above all, life.
The artist obtained a degree in visual communication from the Neri Bloomfield Academy of Design and Education in Haifa in 1994. She continues: “I’ve always been involved in creative activities, and after graduating from design academy I worked as a graphic designer for a decade. Over the years, I felt a growing urge for real manual work and the feel of tactile materials running through my fingers, and so, I shut down my design studio and turned back to my old love of ceramics.”
From 2006 to 2008, Sharon studied ceramics in Israel with the artists Anat Begger (Moshav Dor), Michal Alon (Giva’t Haviva) and Avner Zinger (Giva’t Haviva). Initially, her focus was on “functional” works. Later, she began exploring ceramics as an artistic medium of personal expression. She lived in America between 2009 and 2013, during which she was taught by Professor Regis Brodie of Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY and Professor Anat Shiftan of SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. Sharon is now based in Atlit, Hof Carmel, a coastal town to the south of Haifa. She is represented by the Carlos Reid Online Gallery.
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