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Don Quixote

The works of Dorit Saphir roam from the figurative to abstraction and create a sense of motion and play. Mythical figures in a state of movement and conflict exist in the paintings alongside figures emerging from the abstract and from chaos. The mythological story is occasionally presented as the tip of an iceberg, the beginning of a journey, and occasionally as a painting that begins in an obfuscated manner and gradually, the figures within it become defined. Yet even the defined figure can change – it can transform its shape and color or divide itself into a number of figures or into a hybrid being with many faces. Throughout the entire work process, a conflict plays out between the animals and the figures. They develop, enter into and walk out of various forms, and through the end of the process, one cannot determine which of them is in control of the situation.