Yaron Dotan
Los Angeles, California

Yaron Dotan has only ever had vision out of one eye. Because of this he does not see the world three-dimensionally, and often questions what he sees in relation to what others may be seeing. His paintings explore perception, and the line between reality and illusion. Working with acrylic paint and India ink, Yaron creates surreal pieces using hard edged lines and design elements to mask the representational elements. To find the sleeping woman or a man’s stoic face, the viewer must look past the vortex of layered lines, splitting the image into many pieces. There is an emotional layer to the work, as Yaron explores how human relationships are often constructed around our perceptions. Even in the most intimate of connections, we may find ourselves surprised by the motivations and thoughts of other people who we thought we understood. We can only see through our own set of eyes, and this is limiting. However, this also makes us human, curious and mysterious, pulsating with possibilities like the vibrations of many dissecting lines.

48" x 36" , ink artwork

24" x 24" , ink artwork

36" x 36" , ink artwork

Black Lightning
36" x 36" , ink artwork

60" x 48" , mixed media artwork

The Kiss
48" x 24" , ink artwork

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