The expressively colored and emotional paintings of Inna Gershov-Slutsky spark feelings of happiness, balanced by the artist’s thoughtfulness and a sense of meditation. A former illustrator, Gershov-Slutsky maintains a strong sense of line in her work while allowing color to be the star. She rarely mixes pigments, instead applying them directly to the canvas with bold, powerful brushstrokes, creating complex compositions filled with texture and light. Gershov-Slutsky prefers not to stick to a single artistic style, however, instead challenging herself to approach each painting differently. They can be figurative or nearly completely abstract, but there is always something distinctive that marks her work as her own. Her preferred subjects are often biblical, but she also paints portraits, slices of daily life, and landscapes. Above all Gershov-Slutsky wants her paintings to be about self-expression. “Art and creative process–for me is my life and passion,” she says.
Gershov-Slutsky was born in the Ukraine, but spent much of her life in St. Petersburg, where she studied art with her uncle, the famous Vitebsk School painter Solomon Gershov. She currently resides in Israel.