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    • Time...thou ceaseless lackey to eternity
    • woodcut, rubbing, colored pencil, drawing on handmade Kozo and Abaca paper: 80 x 166 inches
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    • Rumor 2017
    • woodcut, rubbing, ink, oil sticks, colored pencils on handmade Abaca and Kozo paper: 65 x 122.5 inches
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    • Vigor 2016
    • woodcut, rubbing, on handmade Kozo and Abaca paper: 80 x 80 inches
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    • Quest 2016
    • woodcut and color pencil on handmade Kozo and Abaca paper: 80 x 40 inches
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    • Procession 2016
    • woodcut, rubbing, on handmade Kozo and Abaca paper: 52 x 96.5 inches
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    • Debate 2016
    • woodcut, rubbing, pencil, on handmade Kozo and Abaca paper: 80 x 40 inches
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    • Breach 2016
    • rubbing on handmade Kozo and Abaca paper: 80 x 40 inches
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    • Allude 2016
    • woodcut, rubbing, on handmade Kozo and Abaca paper: 80 x 40 inches
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    • Immortalize 2016
    • carved birchwood, ink: 96 x 80 inches
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    • Amassment 2012
    • woodcut on Fabriano paper: 67 x 86 inches
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    • Pillar 2018
    • woodcut on handmade and Kozo and Abaca paper: 80 x 40 x 40 inches
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    • Wrestle 2016
    • woodcut, rubbing, pencil color and ink on hand made paper: 51.7 x 35 inches
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    • Reckon 2016
    • woodcut, rubbing, oil sticks, pencil color and ink on hand made Kozo & Abaca paper: 40 x 60.6 inches
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    • Juncture 2010
    • etching, photo etching, and aquatint: 19.75 x 25.5 inches
    • Edition of 10
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    • Gloam 2010
    • woodcut, photo etching: 19.75 x 25.5 inches
    • Edition of 10
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    • Mist 2010
    • woodcut, photo etching, aquatint: 19.75 x 25.5 inches
    • Edition of 10
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    • Solus 2010
    • woodcut, photo etching, aquatint: 19.75 x 25.5 inches
    • Edition of 50
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    • Evenfall 2010
    • woodcut, photo etching, aquatint: 19.75 x 25.5 inches
    • Edition of 50
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Orit Hofshi

Israeli, b. 1959

Orit Hofshi (Israeli, b. 1959) was born in Kibbutz Matzuva, located in Western Galilee in Israel and she continues to live and work in Herzliya, Israel. The dramatic birth and brief intense history of Israel,  and her parents escaping  the incorporation of their homeland of  Czechoslovakia  into Nazi Germany,  have no doubt, influenced her haunting and powerful work. Hofshi is constantly preoccupied with the human condition at large.

Hofshi creates monumental works depicting distant, neo-romantic landscapes. In her works, the forces of nature and destruction mingle and mix as she maintains an ongoing dialogue between the figures and their encircling settings. Realism and expressionism merge, creating scenes that are somewhat threatening and disquieting rather than pastoral. Her haunting vistas of ruins and rugged landscapes respond to sublime forces of nature, consequences of war, and time itself. The wanderer or vagabond in Hofshi’s work takes on a more elusive form. The figures appear contemporary, relatively calm and composed, but at the same time seem alienated by the surrounding landscape. Their dispositions convey a sense of expectation, accentuated by a sense of aimless presence. While depicted in a concrete physical context, the overriding sense is that the more momentous journey is the internal and introspective one.

Orit Hofshi first studied at the WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education, Israel and continued her studies majoring in painting and printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Pennsylvania, USA in 1990. She received her MA in 2002 from University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Orit Hofshi’s work is in numerous public and private collections including The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Kunstsammlung im Deutschen Bundestag, Berlin, Germany; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico, California, USA; The Open Museum Tefen, Tefen, Israel; and the Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel.

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    Orit Hofshi: Crossing at the Danubiana Art Museum, Slovakia - Orit Hofshi Crossing installation , Danubian Museum 0017Foto- P.Harum
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