Mentored in the past by the “Wandering Painter,” the late Moshe Proppes and today by the famous painter Ran Tenenbaum, Mali Lasker was initially a figurative painter. However, the technological revolution and ensuing cultural changes shifted the focus of her work toward a mixture of realism and surrealism marked by an integration of past and future. “I view artistic style as a tool,” Lasker says, “a means of pictorially expressing my inner world and the world as I observe it.”
Painting with oil, Lasker captures the amber glow of lantern light, the shimmering, otherworldly collisions of purples, greens, and blues. Classic statues are frequent subjects in her work, watching over swimmers or gazing at their own reflections. As an artist, Lasker has set two rules for herself. The first is that she must be continuously stimulated by the surrounding world. The second is that she must give this stimulation visual expression. Art has become, for Lasker, a freedom demanding application. “Painting,” she says, “emanates from any and all experiences, passing through myriad filters and extending beyond one style or another.”
Mali Lasker lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.