‘I like to think of my work as a window to another reality, perhaps escapist and enchanting, like a hotel room, which is a symbol of a different reality than our daily life; perhaps a dreamlike experience, a place which is a temporary home.’
Michal Raz was born in Jerusalem and in spite of growing up in a predominantly Jewish society, she found her own spiritual path after her grandmother invited her to join a Buddhist meditation class. In her art practice, Michal strives to make her work universal, exploring themes of connection and hierarchy. Her work incorporates bright, vivid colours and strong geometric shapes, as well as layering and repetition.
Born in 1984, Michal grew up as part of a “transition generation” when analog was giving way to digital, and her art incorporates many digital influences, from digital images to neon colours and even television screens. For her, home is wherever her partner and cats are, although she does recall that at one point her home was her backpack. During her interview she also mentions her spiritual home, the Centre of Inter-religious Peace in Tel Aviv.
Michal recently graduated with an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art in London.