Nava Gidanian-Kagan

Region: Northeast


The core subject of my work is the nature of impermanence and its manifestation in our daily life. Coming from an Iranian family and moving from Israel, where questions of life and death are a daily struggle, I know that life is precious. The series Written in Skin is painted in layers of wax and oil, emulating a memory of the body and its fragility. Abstracted within the figure, I stretch the limits of what is seen and what can be represented, confronting mortality and vulnerability. The goal of my work is to bring these tender moments to the front of the stage, moving them from my personal view to a universal one and transforming them into a meaningful experience that embraces all shades of life.