Jiela Rufeh
Encinitas, California

As a career photographer, Jiela Rufeh has experimented over the years with ways to reinvent her medium. Her current body of work employs encaustic, a method using hot wax to create texture on the surface of an artwork. “The encaustic medium captured my interest with its sculpture-like qualities that come from building up layers of wax and embedding various media,” says Jiela. “This medium suddenly broadened my ability, allowing me to express myself on multiple levels and imbue my work with layered narratives.” The content of Jiela’s work is influenced by cross-cultural spirituality including Native American mysticism, shamanism, Eastern philosophy, and kundalini yoga. The resulting body of work is visually complex with a haunting, surreal quality.

Passing Through
18" x 24" , encaustic artwork

Totem II
16.75" x 24.12" , encaustic artwork

Holding Presence
18.25" x 18.25" , encaustic artwork

Dawn of Resilience
30.25" x 30.25" , encaustic artwork

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Shamanic Path
20.25" x 30.25" , encaustic artwork

30.25" x 20.25" , encaustic artwork

Speak with Jiela

Jiela Rufeh 6/20/2018 | 5:50 PM

If anyone is in Santa Fe,NM. I have a painting in an exhibition 'Global Warming is Real' at the Museum of Encaustic Art from July 14-September 2, 2018