Born in Israel, Tslil received her B.F.A. at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in 2011. She was Artist-in-Residence at the Hive Gallery in LA in 2015 and painting assistant to Alex Gross in 2016. Her work has been exhibited in many solo and group shows in San Francisco, LA, and Israel and has been selected for several publications, including an interview in Vice Magazine in 2017. Tslil is also a certified tattoo artist.
"Through art, I examine the human species via the social and cultural values that we bond ourselves to,and the collective ideals we grasp in order to maintain sanity. My paintings spring from an inherent need
to illustrate what I see in my mind, inspired by imagery of global cultures, religions, mythologies, and philosophies. I like to create art that stimulates many parts of the brain at the same time; that is simultaneously funny, disgusting, attractive, twisted, sad, happy, scary, mysterious, confusing, beautiful, and ugly — just like life.
I use painting to illustrate personal thoughts, musings and issues through visual metaphor and connotative imagery, while still seeking to always connect to the social-cultural and political aspects of what we call "reality." I paint to confront a cultural idea or explore a specific concept, and avoid making choices to create something pretty or satisfy the viewer. Art is a language, it’s about connection and communication, it have a fast immediate access to the viewer subconscious mind, and it have the ability to help us involve, expand and shift our perception."
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