The core subject of my work is the nature of impermanence and its manifestation in our daily life. Coming from an Iranian family, moving from Israel, where life and death are a daily struggle; I knowthat life is precious. “Written in Skin” series is painted in layers of wax and oil, emulating a memory of the body and its fragility. Abstracted within the figure; I am stretching the limits between what is seen and what can be represented, confronting mortality and vulnerability. The goal of my work is to bring these tender moments to the front of the stage; from my personal view to a universal one and transform them into a meaningful experience, that embraces all shades of life.
Nava Gidanian-Kagan is featured in Red – the New Edition of the Online art Magazine 44 Degrees
The 44 Degrees presents, an impressive body of work of contemporary art in various fields and dedicated to promoting Israeli artists. The magazine is also available in the archive information of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Museum Library and gets wide publicity in international forums and blogs. Promoted by the organization of the America Israel AICF.
This is a philanthropic project by the digital media artist, Tammy Mike Laufer. The link for the magazine site: http://www.44degrees.net
Nava Gidanian-Kagan :An installation shot from the opening exhibition "The Expanding Matrix" at the The Amelie Wallace Gallery, Oct 26 2017, curated by Fred Fleisher