Patricia Abramovich Benisti
“Art for me is my quiet world. I am constantly amazed by the feelings painting gives me. I don’t use classical methods in my painting, and I’m always in search for new ways to create and new mediums to master. Art is my way of life.”
– Patricia Abramovich Benisti
What or who inspired you to want to be an artist?
Music and art have always fascinated me. I have been especially inspired and influenced by Cezanne and Monet.
What was your creative journey that has brought you to where you are in your career today?
When I was very young, I played the piano and I drew. After immigrating from France to Israel, I began taking art lessons, and painting started to occupy every free moment I had. A few years later, I came to develop my personal way of approaching colors, which allowed me to create pieces with the texture I had been looking for. My paintings are known to be very colorful; this has always been my tendency.
What do you need as an artist today?
My canvases grow bigger as years and experience go by, so a larger studio to work in would be very helpful.
Where do you see yourself and your career in 10 years?
Painting, creating, exhibiting in galleries and museums worldwide.
What does it mean to you to be an Israeli artist?
We have many talented artists in all art fields in Israel, so it is very challenging to be an Israeli artist today.
What does it mean to you to have an organization like AICF supporting Israeli culture in the past 75 years?
I am so proud to see how the America Israel Cultural Foundation supports art and the artists in Israel. It gives me strength and hope, and I’m thankful for that. Artists need this support.