Tirtzah Bassel

Tirtzah Bassel paintings and site-responsive installations challenge the presumed neutrality of ubiquitous spaces like airports and supermarkets. The artist has also reimagined iconic works from the Western art canon by altering those works’ narratives, including flipping the gender of their subjects—creating richly rendered compositions of saturated hues that employ the technique of the old masters. Bassel’s paintings meditate on vulnerability and discipline as gateways to intimacy and wonder, while simultaneously asking viewers to see the familiar in unexpected ways.