Tamar Roded-Shabtay (1983) lives and works in Arad and Tel Aviv. She holds a B.Ed from the Beit Berl College of Arts (2012), and is a graduate of the “Cultural Leadership” program at the Mendel Center for Leadership in the Negev (2020). Shabtay has presented her works in numerous group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, and has spent time as an artist in various venues worldwide: Glo Art, Belgium (2018), LindArt in Slovenia (2014), Creative in Residence, China (2012), and more. She graduated the artists’ career development program held by Artis, Asylum Art, and Artport (2017), was awarded the “Artist in the Community” scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, and an award from the Committee for Encouraging Creativity in the Negev; Boras and Directions Company (2019), and a grant from the America-Israel Culture Fund.
About the work
The urban movement, which contains countless dynamic moments of shift and change, is the subject of Roded-Shabtay’s painting. At any moment the city provides place for countless human and artificial events, embroidering a complex net of connections among them. “Hydra'' attempts to grasp the imagined moment which is essentially movement and staying with it, and thereby allow looking at the disassembly from within the quiet: a moment where sites change their state of matter, structures lose their grip on the ground, geometric shapes melt into abstract stains, and architectonic frames become uncontrollable.
Artist’s website: www.tamarroded-shabtay.com