Ayelet Frank, born in 1972 in Haifa, Israel. Since the beginning of her career in New York City during the early 2000s where she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and the New York University, Women, Couples and imaginery world, dreames and inner thoughts.
Ayelet Frank is currently teaching in the art departments of two major high schools in Tel Aviv Israel.
I didn’t set out to be an environmental artist or to create artwork relating to social commentary but as my portfolio developed and people started to review my work, the descriptions started to emerge and I began to notice a pattern I hadn’t intended but now please with. Painting is my key to the secret garden, my way down the rabbit hole, my looking glass. My paintings are a reflection of my belief in imaginary worlds through tales which never existed but always mirror glimpses of truth. My paintings are a series of romantic images structured to entice the viewer into a repeated paradox of a woman’s experience. The tormented lover or unjustly fallen woman, the innocent virgin, holy mother or saint are subjects which have occupied painters for centuries.
Can these female characters ever find redemption in their longing and hope for mercy and restored dignity? While lost, then found in these worlds I find hope and purpose in my quest to paint through the window of mystic dreams. Trough all cultures, the importance of myth has threaded the reality of the human condition with imagination found in fiction. Medieval images based on legends which have made them popular have always sparked the romantic side in me, for their lessons, sadness, and beauty. Twenty century masters as Gustav Klimt, Amedeo Modigliani, and Egon Schiele became attractive inspirations for their technical and storytelling genius. At a glance it might be easy to dismiss this genre of painting as only having a strong history embedded in the academic circles of past centuries. However, these paintings and images still flow through the veins of contemporary culture with dramatic impact because they are often exquisitely approachable, asthetically enhancing, filled with emotional truth and timeless universal lessons. One only has to look to popular and entertainment for evidence that we are a culture constantly reinventing our present state while submerged by the past.