Raz is an Israeli contemporary artist widely known for her abstract paintings.
Born in Jerusalem, she spent most of her life in Tel Aviv. Daily life is a
never-ending source of inspiration for her, including books, movies, writers,
other artists, her partner – everything she comes in contact with manifests
itself in her creative process. Music influences her most of all: “Every
painting I make is a collage of visual interpretations of sounds and words
(minus the sounds and the words).” Though mostly working with acrylic paint,
Raz doesn’t shy away from experimenting with different materials and ways of
creating. Her series have their visual language and beat, and she tries to find
“new techniques and materials to go along with that specific language and
rhythm.” The artist studied with Jacob Mishori (Painting) and Dr. Dorit Kedar
(Eastern Philosophy) and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with high honors
from Beit Berl College in Israel and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Slade
School of Art, London. Michal Raz lives and works in London.