Using oil paint, the painter Ran Ortner plays masterfully on the lights, the focal length and the details of the huge waves he represents on canvas, making the result very realistic. The artist’s process focuses on his unique relationship with the ocean which is reflected in large-scale paintings of bodies of water.
“The ocean mirrors the tempo of my body, the beating of my heart, the in and out of my breath. Surging contractions birth swells that rise and then die. Waves like a metronome mark the present, each insisting: now.”