(b. 1952, Haifa; lives and works in Kfar Shmaryahu)
Smadar Eliasaf's paintings of ultra-thin threads of paintare among the most delicate and unique in contemporary abstract Israeli painting. She is a non-painter painter; a painter who does not observe reality, does not hold a brush, and does not depict things. She is abstract in its purest; the local (perhaps also the female) response to Jackson Pollock, Piet Mondrian, and other masters of pure abstract. Once painting sets itself free from the world, the action remains, the body remains. Thus, Eliasaf is possibly also the most physical among Israel's painters.