« To me, painting and drawing are a part of existence, my own presence! »
The freelance artist Dorit Bearach was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, in 1958. In 1979 she moved to Dresden to study painting and graphics at the College of Fine Arts, graduating in 1985 with a diploma. In 1986 she moved to Berlin, where she lives today and creates her expressive paintings. She regularly spends time working in Finland, Switzerland and Turkey.
A humorous thinker with profundity
Since her youth, Dorit Bearach has been passionate about creative fields. In addition to painting, she lives out her creativity in photography or writing. Around the same time, she also became politically engaged. While studying, she starts to develop her allegorical world of ideas, which continues to be the guiding theme of her work to this day. For her thesis, she created a series of lithographs inspired by the play "The Rhinos" by the dramaturge Eugène Ionesco, which deals with a fundamental criticism of all totalitarian regimes. It is a call to individual thinking and against ideological mass movements in which the individual disappears, is misjudged and betrayed. It is about the right of the free thinker, the dissenter.Lire la suite
Pictures from literature, poetry and history
Dorit Bearachs allegorical works are powerful, haptic-looking images with cryptic messages of personal and socio-political nature, intellectually sophisticated and yet sensually expressed. Nothing is obvious at first glance. The artist creates shadowy figures and symbols in bright, velvety colors on an often gloomy background. Her works take the viewer on a journey that gets under his skin, provided he has the courage to engage himself. Dorit Bearach paints on canvas using her own technique and is reluctant to reveal details. Among other things, she uses pigments, tar and ashes for her processually evolving works.
An artist on a long-term road of success
Dorit Bearach has exhibited her works in numerous solo exhibitions over the past 30 years, including the Berliner Ensemble in Berlin, the Ministry of Education and Culture of the State of Brandenburg in Potsdam and the Museum Junge Kunst (EN: "Young Art") in Frankfurt an der Oder, as well as numerous galleries in Munich, Berlin, Chemnitz, Brandenburg and Dresden. She was invited to participate in exhibitions in Leipzig, Baden-Baden, Hanover, Paris, Rostock, Budapest, Posio/Finland, Copenhagen or Amsterdam. Her works can be found in private and public collections including the Berlin Senate, the Museum of Young Art Frankfurt/Oder, the Cultural Office Berlin Pankow-Prenzlauer Berg or the collection Meitlis in Tel-Aviv. She received the 1st prize in the 2005 Brandenburg Art Prize.Masquer