The Significance of color in Yoel Benharrouche’s art
I studied art at the Chicago institute in Nice, but I have a great deal of respect for classical painters. Artists like Pablo Picasso were influential because they had structure within their work. On the contrary, Marc Chagall’s work holds immense spiritual depth. On the continuum of Modern Art and Classical Art, my work falls somewhere between Picasso and Chagall, representing the philosophy of my life from the most superficial level to the deepest level. Although I don’t love one artist in their entirety, I take parts of them or of their technique as inspiration. My lyrical and dreamlike style examines the relationship between the material, the mystical, and the human and the divine.
I paint what I feel, not what I see. I explore the metaphysical world through bold colors and abstract figures that elevate my work to a visual poetic experience. Acrylic paints allow me to paint transparency while adding many nuances to my work, and I generally use principles similar to color theory. If I want to show energy and passion, I use hot colors such as robust reds. I use blues, whites, and other cool colors to create a calm and serene atmosphere. Through using specific colors, I can display the evolution of a picture from the points where my work is full of harmony to the moments where it is bursting with energy. My favorite color is blue because I believe it’s the deepest color, making me feel like I am part of a profound inner world.
Just like the world was made using different materials, textures, and colors, I use many other mediums to make my artwork come to life. I never take anything off my canvas; I am constantly building on my colors. Additionally, when I paint, I don’t paint in pieces; I paint my lines from the beginning to the end. It is this essence of spontaneity that is so integral to my work. I never fail to trust my instinct.
My inspiration is to translate the meaning of life through my vibrant color palette. I don’t just want to paint images; I have a meaning, a reaction, a reflection in my mind and heart, and I want to reveal it. So while my work is filled with spirit, I always leave room for white, negative space between colors. The white is the silence where you can hear my profound reality and the hidden meaning within my work.
The more authentic I am, the more beautiful my art is. My art is like an extension of myself that can be explained with words, color, and language and can reveal itself in many different ways and forms. However, I always remember my singular self. My life and my art are one entity. My creative process begins with a dream that is then translated onto a canvas or a sculpture, leading me to listen to my soul without any external effects.
My work is a constant conversation with the divine. My collection includes acrylic on canvas and wood, lacquer on metal, mixed media on paper, and dynamic sculptures. Deep-dive into my mystical art world on the Eden Gallery website, or visit a gallery near you.
Exploring Yoel Benharrouche’s Artistic Process
As an artist, my work is influenced by a range of artists, from classical painters like Pablo Picasso to the deeply spiritual Marc Chagall. My style falls somewhere between the continuum of modern and classical art, exploring the relationship between the material, the mystical, and the human and divine.
The Power of Color in Art
Color plays a significant role in my art, allowing me to explore the metaphysical world through bold and vibrant hues. I use color theory to create different moods and atmospheres in my work, using hot colors to show energy and passion and cool colors for calm and serenity. Blue, in particular, is my favorite color because of its deep, profound nature.
Building on My Art
I use a range of mediums, such as acrylics, to bring my artwork to life. I constantly build on my colors, never taking anything off my canvas. Spontaneity is integral to my work, and I always trust my instinct. My art is an extension of myself that reveals the meaning, reaction, and reflection in my mind and heart.
Creating Space in My Art
I always leave room for white, negative space between colors, allowing for silence where the viewer can hear my profound reality and hidden meanings. My art is constantly conversing with the divine, and I seek to reveal the meaning of life through my vibrant color palette.
Exploring My Mystical Art World
My collection includes acrylic on canvas and wood, lacquer on metal, mixed media on paper, and dynamic sculptures. Through my work, I seek to translate the deep meaning of life, revealing it in many different forms and ways. Visit my website to deep-dive into my mystical art world.
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