Ruti Asis


The artist, Ruti Assis, was born and raised in Ramat Gan and currently resides at Elkana. For the past 25 years, she has been occupied with painting, design and art. She studied art with the late artist, Adam Bekerman and undertook enrichment courses with a number of teachers in various frameworks, the last of whom was Dr. Anton Biderman of the Visual Art Institute in Petach Tikva. She is married to Yoram Assis and they have three children. Despite being occupied with her hobby as an amateur pilot and her primary occupations as a hi-tech consultant and a computer science lecturer at university, which have left her scarce time for painting, she continues to paint and exhibit her paintings at one-man and joint exhibitions.

Ruti Assis' Art

Ruti work is primarily oil on canvas and, recently, she completed large works in a water-base transparent polymer glaze, a clear and clean glazed substance from the Near Art series.. Ruti also creates a group of works intended for digital printing on artists' canvas. This work method enables her to reproduce her ideas and offer them to the general public as numbered and signed series.
Ruti also deals in utilitarian art and, over recent years, she has been sculpturing and carving in wood, producing lamps, jugs, mosaic tables and bowls, using a unique technique.

Excerpts from Statements Made by the Curator Doron Pollack

Art with the Joy of Life

The Impressionist school of Art, perceived its artists' works as paintings that fascinate viewers and that provide pleasant company. This art form relates to life, as it is truly perceived and this leads to the direct link with the realistic, naturalistic style and even to illusionism. This approach adopted the free intuitive perception of using the effects of light. Ruti Assis' paintings conform to these criteria and, throughout her years of artistic creation, she has painted works linked to her life, personal environment and full cultural world. Her work deals with the joys and beauty of life and with "…panoramas that are most definitely pleasant to view and that are perpetuated with vibrant and highly vital colors," as defined by the art researcher David Piper in his book, "New horizons."

In her first creative years, Ruti Assis pained classical images, primarily human portraits, feminine nakedness, primary panoramas and animals – All in a pedantic realistic style. Over the years she broadened her style by experimenting with the various diversified impressionist styles and developed her painting to an almost abstract style. The works were characterized by a degree of naivety. The naivety of life formed a part of the creator's perception. In all her works, the abundant influence of classical painting into which she delved for personal reasons and in the domestic light in which she creates, is evident. The richness of the colors in all her works is worthy of mention. Another characteristic is the combination of two painted layers, one on the other; a texture that, over the years, will become a recognizable feature of her work. Kandinsky said of the colors in Claude Monet's painting "Two Conical Haystacks," "…The unexpected potency of the spectrum of colors, which surpasses anything that man has ever dared to dream about… and simultaneously unintentionally lost the essence, its status as the essential rudiment of the picture." Now, indeed, the colors in Ruti Assis' paintings have always been more dominant, always offered a challenging competition to the drawings of the lines of the central objects in them.

A series worthy of attention is the late series of paintings that combines chapters from the Bible – A spiritual series saturated with symbols and elements taken from tradition. Ruti Assis has created a series of works with the primary object of a holy tallit hovering in the sky joined by a dove spreading its wings and the sun rising from the horizon to the world. The series deals with the aura of humanity, the creation, the relationship with the Creator and with the perpetual human need for security and tranquility in our places. In this series, the artist has risen to levels of associativety, reinforcement and use of the painting medium for a dialogue with the location.