The City of my Dream - Julia Zisman's Art Exhibition
Julia Zisman graduated from the Russian Academy of Arts, faculty of Easel Painting and Graphics in 1989.
In 1991 she left her home country of Russia and settled in Haifa, Israel. She have been a member of the Israeli Union of Painters and have been an active participant of collective exhibitions organized by the Union of Painters since her arrival.
Her personal exhibitions are placed in numerous private gallerias and cultural centers in all parts of the country. These exhibitions usually have huge publicity and have resulted in very warm comments from the audience. Her works are in many private collections in Israel and several other countries. Julia works with different materials and techniques such as oil and watercolor painting, black and white graphics and batik.
"CAN" Magazine, november, 2008
"You can relate to Julia Zisman's work as a process that moves from reality and dream, between the conscious and the unconscious. The artist takes her inspiration for her artistic work from sources that are out there and those within herself. Aspects of esthetics, like the fusion of language and content occupy her during her artistic thought. The composition of color that moves from warm colors in some of her works towards cold colors in some other works of hers creates the opposition which makes the viewer experience esthetic and calming atmosphere. Her figurative and narrative work combines similes that expose her personal codes like in a private diary. And as she says, it helps to get free and wander around like the wind, flying like a spirit, like her, like a gulp of freedom.
"Her paintings are full with spirit, poetry and gentleness. Julia has a wonderful ability to look inside herself and her paintings open a hatch for us and allow us a glimpse of her soul, reading of a dream that opens on the canvas where Yulia shows her most secret ambitions – to rise and fly" Ahuva Sherman. In her work the artist advocates a kind of dialogue with woman's world in general and her personal, private world in particular (like in her work "Dialogue", oil on canvas and another work of hers "Angels", oil on canvas). Julia Zisman's inner female voice is heard by the similes taken from folk fairy tales, her dream like pastoral reality (see her works: "The Wind's Tendency", and "Cherries", oil on canvas) and from her spiritual world, her monochromic colors' palette with contrasted colorful stresses like in her work "Windflowers" oil, and "The dance in Fire", silk …"