Oren Ben Moreh
Oren Ben Moreh was born in Israel in 1982. She lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Oren Ben Moreh’s interest lies in the fantasy-like aspect of the painting, in the way it functions as a universe of imaginary associations along with muted meanings: a screen of reflections where space, depth, and color are realized into an internal vitality. Paintings that, at the same time, reveal and hides it own internal process.
Her early series of paintings featured cinematic images which drew her attention for their fantasy and delusional aspects. Interested in the relationship between cinema and painting, she finds both enable illusory space, but the cinematic medium, as opposed to painting, provides movement and narrative. In her paintings one could find only traces and sparks of the cinematic experience: empty spaces before or after an event, portraits, abandoned landscapes and motives of plant life.
Her intention is not to reflect the reality or to be faithful to a particular image but to transfer her spiritual insights onto the rigidness of the oil pastels, as the form and content of the painting are strongly bound together.
The oil pastels and sticks paintings on paper create an intense and compressed surface, forming an atmosphere of mystique that emerges from the action of painting itself.
Ben Moreh creates the oil pastels to work in a manner resembling the process of sculpting. The outcome is very compress, sensual, and emotional, as the form and content of the painting are strongly bound together. In her recent series of paintings she used repeated strokes of oil paint. The works’ subject matter and the technique in which the paintings were executed complement and emphasize one another
Oren Ben Moreh participated in solo and group exhibitions, including Five Young Artists, Artists Studios, Tel Aviv in 2008; Fresh Paint Art Fair for Israeli Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv in 2009 and 2010; and Italy – Israel, Senses of the Mediterranean, Hangar Biocca, Milan in 2011.
Ben Moreh has been awarded the Excellence in the Arts Award by HaMidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College.
Oren Ben Moreh
Born in Israel, 1982
Lives and works in Tel-Aviv
2004-2008 Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Israel (with honors)
2018, The Visitation, Tel Aviv Artist House
2017, Deep Feelings, Noga Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2014 Frontier, Noga Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012 Velvet walls, Kibbutz’s Beeri Gallery, Israel
2012 Motel, Noga Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009 Island, Project Room, Noga Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2007 Panda Bear, The New and The Bad gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 25 years to Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2013 Space shuttle 2, various locations around Tel Aviv – Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
2013 Deadwood, The Artist’s Studios, Tel Aviv, Israel
2013 Passive Aggressive Expressive, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2012 Location- Home, various locations and homes around the city of Umm el-Fahem, Israel
2012 Other place, Feinberg Projects, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012 Planty, Minshar School of Art gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 Solar Eclipse, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 Italy – Israel, Senses of the Meditteranian, Hangar Biocca, Milan, Italy
2011 Nine Monkeys People, Passage Tel Aviv, Israel
2011 Painting Camp 4, Ramleh Station for Contemporary Art, Ramleh, Israel
2010 July, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2010 Evet, Midrasha gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009 The Fall, Panorama house, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009 Deep South, Darom gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009 Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel
2008 Heaven, Noga gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2008 Five Young Artists, Artists’ Studios, Tel Aviv, Israel
2008 Graduate Exhibition, Midrasha School of Art, Beit Berl, Israel
Scholarships and Awards
2012 -2013 Artist-Teacher Award, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Israel
2008 Excellency prize, Ha Midrasha School of Art, Israel
2004-2008 The Israeli Ministry of Education Outstanding Achievement Award
Oren Ben Moreh,Still from Scenes From A Marriage