“Long Way Home”, Solo Exhibition

In the voyage story Miriam recounts, the painting materials, oil colors and surface, uncover the dialog between fumbling in the dark and knowledge, loneliness and connection, reality and wonder.

Miriam’s contact with matter creates a movement that settles into the surface and emerges again toward the viewer at the moment of looking. The body is the instrument that carries her (and us) to the sublime, and the image takes us back to the body.

Her new paintings, a magnificent array of riddles, tell a story about creating something out of nothing and about infinity meeting borders. On the seam-line between the sensual and the cyborg-like, Miriam hides more than she reveals, stripping us of our knowledge and uncovers herself without being exposed.

Miriam’s works occur at the encounter of emotion’s volcanic eruption with her complete control of matter. Her masterful skill with painting’s utilities, her body, or her work tools (never paintbrushes) and the wild release of her passions and desires, reveal a relationship that she allows us to witness, like voyeurs, and through it, discover something about ourselves.


Ending 31.12.22 at Tel Aviv Artists’ Studio All are welcome.


“Material Imagination” curated by Dalit Matatyahu, Senior Curator of Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Two of Miriam Cabessa’s paintings are currently showing at the new permanent display of the Israeli art collection: “Material Imagination”, which includes works by Israel’s leading artists.
Material Imagination is a model of thinking conceived by philosopher Gaston Bachelard during years of delving into the four elements—earth, air, water, and fire—and their incarnations in the imagination and in art.