"Since I started painting, I have formed my own visual artistic language that expresses what I have been looking for over the years. Painting for me is a transition and a journey between different emotions. The colors and the way they are placed on the canvas are for me a way of expressing my life's journey like a writer who writes, or a musician who plays or composes"
Bar's significant breakthrough into the world of painting happened in 2011, after her son Itai was killed during his military service. She dedicated herself and immersed herself entirely in painting.
Bar works from the gut, from intuition, and works in layers, while constantly searching, dismantling and rebuilding. The harmony in her works is optimal.
Ika paints abstractly. Everything around her inspires her: architecture, nature, still life, photography, textiles, design or fashion.
The spots of color in her work change shape. Sometimes they are topographical spots, sometimes lines, with soft or hard brushstrokes, or putty. Sometimes, in an engraving technique, the brushstrokes scratch the fabric, revealing another surface covered with a layer of paint. "Between me and the forms there is a dialogue and a composition is created out of nothing" she says.
"I paint in an abstract contemporary style with acrylic paint, with brushes and putty. Sometimes I create collages, abstract in colors that change according to my mood."
Ika Bar, born in Jerusalem, participated in exhibitions in Israel and around the world.