Pnina Granirer - Mixed MediaSince 2001 I have returned to the exploration of the human body, working with the idea of technology versus the human factor. I have been preoccupied all my life with dichotomies: the angel and the devil, light and darkness, culture and nature. While content is important to me, form is essential. I feel that unless I have something to say, there is no reason for me to paint. Most of my work is based on personal experience, which is then distilled and transformed through the creative process. I like to probe into the unseen, the mythological, the mysterious. The past fascinates me, for it shapes the present and the future.
A book on my work, PNINA GRANIRER; Portrait of an Artist, by Ted Lindberg, was published in 1998 by Ronsdale Press. A film by the same name was aired on BRAVO! on January 2005. Except formy own website, "http://www.pninagranirer.com" my work is featured on other sites such as www.culturefrancophone.ca, www.ccca.ca and many others.
My work is found in numerous private collections in Canada, the US, Europe and Israel, as well as public ones such as the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, the Fundacion Museo Eugenio Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the Yad Vashem Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, and many more.
One of my works is included in the book 'Reasons to Love the Earth', published in the Netherlands and one of my wood engravings is in ENDGRAIN, a limited edition book about wood engravers of North America, now collector's item.
My work was shown internationally in France and the US and in 2004-5 in Prague, Cagnes-sur-mer, France and Museo Fondacion Eugenio Granell in Santiago de Comopostela, Spain.
Please contact me if you are interested in my work:
Address: 4557 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6R IR4
Dance of the Lost Souls, diptych
Mixed Media on Canvas, 38x60 inches
A Love Story
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 60 inches
Installation with: Painting - The Silent Spectator
Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 60 inches</td> <td> </td> <td><font size="-1">Acrylic on clear mylar, each 2( 72x40 inches)</td </tr> </table> <p align="center"><img ALIGN="CENTER" SRC="granp4.jpg">
Mixed media on paper and plexiglass, 11x9x4 inches