Ariella J Asher

Artist

My artistic approach is diverse and includes; painting, drawing, photography, digital art, and installation art. Despite a range in mediums, there is a connecting thread within my work. I often expose ideals of ‘modern progress’, and reference cultural and Art Historical themes. My interest in Post-Colonial theory, primarily stems from my family’s history as refugees relocating from Baghdad, Iraq to Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine.

 

I literally and figuratively wipe, erase, and layer media to comment on the exchange between people and time, location and culture. I sometimes explore an isolationist dialogue within Western art movements, which mirrors an individualistic, materialistic American style. Creating optical illusions and ‘tricks’ is another important methodology within my work. For example, I manipulate, blend/obliterate imagery to comment on collective control, social unification or political deception.

 

Currently, I am working on a series of larger-than-life ‘Photomosaics’ in which small images are assembled to create one giant picture. During a recent trip to Morocco, I was reminded that the different colors and patterns within mosaic tiles could represent multiculturalism, as well as other mathematic and spiritual concepts.

 

Contact Info:

Website: www.artyella.com

Instagram: @artyella

Facebook: @ariellajasher

Magic Circus
Magic Circus

digital collage (2018)

detail: Magic Circus
detail: Magic Circus

digital collage (2018)

New Eden Dream
New Eden Dream

digital collage (2018)

detail: New Eden Dream
detail: New Eden Dream

digital collage (2018)

Almighty Dollar
Almighty Dollar

digital collage (2017)

Cradle to Grave
Cradle to Grave

digital collage (2018)

Favor Our Undertakings
Favor Our Undertakings

digital collage (2017)

Hearts A'flame
Hearts A'flame

digital collage (2018)

detail: Hearts A'flame
detail: Hearts A'flame

digital collage (2018)