By Yair Shulevitz (May 01, 2014)

In a consistent and personal line developed over the years, Shuli Bar Navon continues in her new works to create a grotesque, nightmarish world, this time also linking it with classic painting.

Reproductions of classical painters serve as a base for some of her new paintings. This creates an unexpected encounter between the classics and the personal world embedded in them. These paintings undergo a metamorphosis that changes them completely.

As usual, Bar Navon is direct, defiant and morbid but also amusing and does not give the viewer discounts. Her works involve tragedy and comedy. She confronts us with an existential reality that is neither pleasant nor easy to digest, even if it is presented with aesthetic tools. Bar Navon succeeds in presenting refined, acute and harmonious work.

* The translation is a summary of the written text in Hebrew