Orna Bromberg was born in 1955, in Tel-Aviv, where she resides to this date. Studied at ” Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design”. Teaches at the Meyerhoff Art Education Center that is situated nearby the Tel-Aviv Museum and run by the museum’s education department, as well as for the Israeli Education Ministry.
Orna Bromberg is represented by Dvir Gallery since 1986. Her works are among the collections of the Tel-Aviv Museum, Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod as well as private collections.
Two components contrive her way of painting. The first, a repetition of images that serve to represent her, a queen, a dancer, a clown, a butterfly, a fish, a flower and a bird in many different methods and contexts. The second, a seemingly naïve and ‘childish’ style of painting which proposes to enhance the significance of the conceptual or symbolic dimension of the painting/ artwork. The paintings are painted on paper with pastel crayons, gouache and tempera, pencils and graphite.
” The fashion magazines’ woman is beautiful, well made up, very feminine and sexy, her clothes fit, the atmosphere around her relaxing. The way she poses and moves attracts me. I draw her image, enlarge, colour -She is changed. One-dimensional, ugly, caricatured, distorted body, expressionless face – The 20th century woman’s sexuality becomes an awkward joke. This newly created, strange, heavy woman mocks and fears feminine beauty convictions.
Loneliness, frustration, suffering and humour are revealed through her. This newly created woman who stands on the border between naiveté and sophistication, between order and chaos, allows me to juxtapose art tradition, cultural imagery and individual existence. ” Orna Bromberg