Ohad Sarfaty

Region: MFA Annual

For the past few years I have been collecting oral histories, memories, and imagery as a way of searching for connectivity. This set of recent paintings reference my firsthand experience of immigrating as well as my family’s long and complicated history with displacement. The paintings were put together much like a game of telephone, transmitted through generations, stretched and skewed by family members and friends, rendering them fragmented but crystallized.

Drawing parallel narratives between the past and the present, my work focuses on the fragility that exists within our relationships and the dialogue surrounding a new-found home. I am intrigued by the codependency we develop, and fascinated by the nuanced emotions of longing and separation. My paintings, much like journal entries, relate to one another and thread together as segments of the same account.