Born in 1970, Nissim ben Aderet is an Israeli artist who specializes in black and white line drawings. Nissim began his international career in Luxembourg, as prize-winner in the exhibition EUtopia, organized by Gila Paris and CULTUREINSIDE in 2010. Since this time, Nissim exhibit all over the world in art galleries and international shows and always has a big success with his B&W paintings.
Nissim is an expressive artist who works using the action painting method: a painting that is created when rationality cannot contain emotion. According to this method, the attempt is to create an image that is free from the constraints of logic.
Contemplation of his works reveals a process of creation and study of the line, the story, the image, and the personal expression that grows sharper and more powerful over time.
In one line, Nissim draws an entire world of human images that move through imagined spaces and that create the inﬁnite motion of relationships and hierarchies amongst themselves.
Artist statement :
My artwork stems from of a simple black line on a white canvas. The painting starts with the placement of the brush or marker pen upon the large empty canvas, which then evolves to create an intricate world of patterns. I study the movement of the line and its expressive powers as they are assimilated into the canvas, from the first point of contact to the lifting of the hand away from it. Each painting is one long continuum, but once it is complete, I find it impossible to trace the line back to its origin. The line becomes a duration, one action invested in time and matter.
My technique is connected to the expressive gesture of the action painting, but my work process is very quiet and controlled. My consciousness and my body are solely focused on the moving of the black marker. Thus, I think of my choice to work in high contrast of black and white as an effort to reduce the gesture, and the pattern, to a zero degree.
The engagement between the line and the platform examines figures that exist in different states of emergence, forming a somewhat symmetrical, abstract while orderly, sometimes crowded worlds. They depict a fragile figurative balance of independence and codependence, that reflects upon communal life and social interaction.
As more layers of pattern are drawn, more possible interrelations are created and visual hierarchies intertwine. Moving away from the canvas I let the line stand still, knowing it will be forever present within the depth of the pattern created.