“If, on my last day on Earth, I will know that I have added a link to the human chain of knowledge, then I will have achieved my life’s work.” -Omri Amrany
Omri Amrany is an Israeli-American best known as a sculptor and painter, though for inspiration but eludes being categorized, inventing his own terminology and varying his style. His “sculpting montage” approach blends images to symbolize new dimensions. Amrany’s long-standing fascination with quantum physics and fractal math has also impacted his art in a variety of ways. Philosophically a humanist, he gravitates to the human figure as his subject matter, once saying that he uses the figure as an alphabet in order to express his philosophy in a sentence.
Julie Rotblatt-Amrany is an American sculptor and painter identified with the resurgence of the figure in contemporary art. Rebelling against the academic bias against figurative art in the 1970s and 1980s, she has brought new vitality to the subject of the human form by integrating into her work recent discoveries in quantum physics and mapping DNA in the medical field. Her pieces often juxtapose polar opposites such as bound states of energy, and are underpinned philosophically by a view of the universe as a process of endless transformation, with no true beginnings or ends. She has produced a wide array of public art, honoring figures from veterans to sports and film icons to astronauts, while simultaneously creating more experimental paintings and sculptures that explore her personal vision. Rotblatt-Amrany’s most recent work is non-objective. She expresses herself through photography of constructs, video, computer montages and large-scale installations. The work is process oriented and explores automatism, which dates back to the surrealists. Her concepts reflect the immaterial, ephemeral, ethereal and the infinite. She addresses dualism between mater and the infinite; how the boundaries that exist between them can be traversed by energy and consciousness. Her work investigates how the subatomic world mimics the macrocosm of our universe. It becomes apparent that everything in nature is interconnected and interdependent. She took part in major shows such as the Beaux Arts Invitation Exhibition in Paris, France 1994, the Line Art Fair in Ghent Belgium 1995, the Shanghai Artfair 2000 and had a one-woman exhibition at Chateau Amboise, Loire Valley, France 2001. In 2012, Julie composed collaboratively a video montage for the Creatures of Prometheas, the first Beethoven ballet ever, that caped off the Beethoven festival, Revolution 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1992 Julie and Omri jointly founded the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany, in Fort Sheridan, Illinois. It is a studio that brings to the United States the aims and traditions of the ateliers of Europe, as well as The Julia Foundation, a non-for-profit arts organization. It was created as a bold attempt to establish in the United States the type of atelier they had sculpted in, in Italy. In its first two decades of operation, the facility has completed over 200 art commissions.
Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany now possess over 25 years’ experience in designing artwork and creating sculptures for national sports teams, hospitals, universities, museums corporations and other public and private entities. Studio phone: 1-847-432-9925 Facsimile: 1-847-433-0783 w: www.rotblattamrany.com