Morphallaxis 03 Open Studio – violence: red: obsession

Artist in Residence Aya Michlin – Morphallaxis 03 Residency, 8 Apr – 20 May 2011

Open studio – 6 – 9pm on Tuesday 17 May, and Wednesday 18 May 2011

Private View, 6 -9pm Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Aya Michlin’s work explores the visual impact of violent images. She uses bold red colour to draw attention to the subject matter, and force the viewer to engage on a deeper level. Michlin’s works are impossible to ignore, and the viewer is forced to ask questions about their own relationship with violence.

The work Michlin has carried out during her residency at ArtFunkl is based on a series of sketches produced in Tel Aviv prior to her arrival in Manchester. These sketches have been magnified into large scale works which are dynamic and vivid. This process has given her a vehicle for developing her methodology and advancing her understanding of her practice.