ISREALI ARTIST DONATES SIX NEW ARTWORKS TO RAMBAM HOSPITAL
Ariela Wertheimer– Israeli-born artist and one of the most prominent family members, just donated six pieces of her artwork to the new Oncology Center of the Rambam Hospital in Israel. Ariela had volunteered in the Oncology department of the hospital for over fourteen years and is now donating pieces from her new collection titled The Odyssey. The artwork is comprised of a variety of techniques and materials including photography, acrylic paint, and textile, while telling the story of humanity and philanthropy. The artwork fills the entranceway of the center with colorful splendor and allows art and daily life to fuse in one location.
This venture will allow Ariela to have a permanent presence in the Rambam Hospital, which is a fitting tribute to her time with the organization.
Ariela Wertheimer – a multidisciplinary artist: Ariela was born in Israel in 1957. Lives and works in Israel and has been drawing and photographing for the past 20 years. She began painting amateurly at a young age in Nehariya guided by the teacher Hemey Gal. In 1975, she studied being an X-Ray technician at Rambam Hospital in Haifa. In 1977, she enlisted in the Israeli Armed Forces and served for 12 years. In 1990, she studied painting and sculpture studies at Oranim Art College. In 1997, she begins painting consecutively and begins showing her work in group exhibitions.
In 2013, Ariela moved from the quiet suburb of Caesarea to the bustling city of Tel Aviv. The city invigorated her with the energy to create, photograph, and paint at an urban rhythm. Fences, construction metals, faces, personal stories of people and neon lights created together a combinations of urban art – a type of pop art which is young and fresh. The pace of the city didn’t frighten her but strengthened her and allowed her to soar to new heights.
In 2015, Ariela opened her studio on Kibbutz Galuyot Street in the industrial area of Tel Aviv. And in 2016, she opened an exclusive exhibition at the Farkash Gallery called “The Freedom to Let Go” Light Boxes. In May 2017, Ariela will exhibit in the Vienna Biennale in Venice at the Palazzo Mora hosted by the European Cultural Center