Orli Ziv
Orli Ziv

Painting

About

Orli Ziv  is a vibrant and multi-talented French artist. 

Born in 1960, she is the daughter of child survivors who had gone into hiding in France during the war. Her parents raised her with the love of art, and she was lucky enough to grow up and study in Paris, both which gave her a taste and an eye for aesthetics.

Orli made aliyah in 1990, and currently resides near Jerusalem in a town within the Etzion Bloc. For Orli, painting the vistas of Jerusalem is an expression of her personal triumph over Nazism.

During her early teens Orli became enamoured with art and painting. Soon, she turned to “Roederer” the well known Parisian art school, the location of already well established painters.

Her first paintings were naïve-oriental Judaica, impressionist landscapes, and still lifes. Only later she went on to develop into an abstract artist, with the use of knife painting.

In her words: “I find abstract art very appealing because it imposes no limits, but I still often use brushes, and when I return to them there is yet another style which appears.”

Orli usually works on series of paintings. Her current line of work, a series entitled “Jerusalem Variations”, she began six years ago. Her personal sense is that a sort of door has opened within her, which has freed her from the limits of drawing, allowing her to soar.

Orli begins painting with just an empty white canvas, and no preliminary pencil sketch. She lets matter and color talk to her, and carry her as if a surfer on a wave, carried by the wind.

Orli likens painting to a Jazz improvisation (she has played the saxophone for a few years) “Each painting tells a story and moves only a limited number of people - in the same way a book or a song does”.  Orli’s paintings certainly have touched many souls in a magical way. Her deep, vibrant colors, depicting the silhouette of Jerusalem, are very special.  One can envision them decorating many walls and, in a sense. bringing the viewers to that most special city, infused with holiness and depth.

Events and Exhibitions

Last added Artworks

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Pinky Jerusalem, Painting by Orli Ziv

Pinky Jerusalem

Painting,
2.5 × 70 × 80 cm

Orli Ziv

$3000
Original
Quiet Jerusalem , Painting by Orli Ziv

Quiet Jerusalem

Painting,
3 × 50 × 60 cm

Orli Ziv

$1500
Original
Hip hop, Painting by Orli Ziv

Hip hop

Painting,
3 × 70 × 50 cm

Orli Ziv

$1000
Original
Jerusalem variation, Painting by Orli Ziv

Jerusalem variation

Painting,
2.5 × 70 × 80 cm

Orli Ziv

$3000
Original
Gorilla, Painting by Orli Ziv

Gorilla

Painting,
2.5 × 80 × 120 cm

Orli Ziv

$3000
Original
Rasta lion, Painting by Orli Ziv

Rasta lion

Painting,
2.5 × 80 × 100 cm

Orli Ziv

$2800
Print
Listen to the music © Orli Ziv

Listen to the music

Print, multiple sizes & supports

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$200
Original
The Book, Painting by Orli Ziv

The Book

Painting,
2 × 85 × 77 cm

Orli Ziv

$3000
Original
Cloud Jerusalem, Painting by Orli Ziv

Cloud Jerusalem

Painting,
3 × 50 × 60 cm

Orli Ziv

$2000
Original
Rachel's Grave, Painting by Orli Ziv

Rachel's Grave

Painting,
2 × 50 × 80 cm

Orli Ziv

$1800
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