Haya Graetz Ran

    Kiryat Tivon, Israel

    A contemporary Israeli artist, paints figurative paintings that are based on private and anonymous posed photographs.

    In her artistic action she creates images, of girls and maturing girls, that relate to the history of the Israeli society. Her works vary between the autobiographical (born in 1948, the year the state of Israel was declared) and the reflection of her own image in the feminine collective over its generations.

    The importance of her work is established upon the continuous dealing with mother-daughter relationship and the confrontation of the feminine myths with the masculine myths, expressed with the famous phrase, “It is good to die for our own country”, on which she was raised upon.