Raya's artwork ranges from the abstract to a discovery of structures and images that invite identification. The works are created slowly, built up gradually through a deep process of observation, while paying close attention to the material and the ongoing development of the painting. At the outset nothing is known in advance.

 

There are no preparatory drawings or sketches. Raya works in a process of adding and erasing layers, covering and scraping, thus creating, breaking down, and recreating rhythms, objects, shapes and echoes of shapes, until the moment of resolution arrives when everything falls into place into a whole presence.

 

The paintings and drawings are done in an assertive, playful and at the same time hesitant process, in which anything can happen, and yet all is under complete control. Raya moves between free, intuitive action, and the desire to control and seek balance.

Raya Manobla resides in Jerusalem.


 
Solo  Exhibitions
 
2018
"No Name", Maya Gallery. Tel Aviv
2017
"Hurly Burly", The Artists' House ,Tel Aviv.
2017
"LOOKING AT SHAPES LOOKING AT ME", Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem. 
2015      
"Forms in Translation", Khan Theatre, Jerusalem.
 Curator: Ari Marrache.
2011
"Paintings 2009-2011", Gallery Na'an, Kibbutz Na'an.
 Curator: Hamutal Fridberg & Dorit Kopit.
2010      
"Houses from Within", Jerusalem Festival, Jerusalem.
Group Exhibitions
2020
"+10", Maya Gallery. Tel Aviv
2017
"Salon" Hacubia Gallery, Jerusalem
2014      
"Ruminant", Kibbutz Gevat
 Curator: Ayana Shany.
2008      
"Landscape Marathon", Jerusalem Studio School. 

Education

2005-2009
Jerusalem Studio School, graduated Master Class in drawing & painting.

2001-2004
Jerusalem Studio School, Evening Classes in drawing/painting.

1997-1998
Gerrit Rietveld Academe, Amsterdam, Art Studies.

1995-1996 
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Hebrew University Dept. of Musicology, music studies.

1994-1995 
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Art Department.