“During my art studies at the academy my mind opened and I started to realize it can be my daily life experience and I got addicted.”
Who are you? What do you do?
I am an artist working mainly as a painter, but I always love to experience other mediums such as ceramics and photography.
Where are you from?
Tel Aviv, Israel
Your style in 3 words?
Expressive, Dynamic, Abstraction
Your weakness? Your strength?
I am not really good in studying in conventional ways. The downside of it is that nothing I do isn’t done exactly “by the “book”. The good side of it is that it makes me study independently what interests me and find my own special way to do things. I believe that this weakness makes me creative and has a big part in making me and my art unique.
What makes you different?
I have a funny way to hold a pencil
When did you decide to become an artist?
Since a very young age painting was the one thing made me feel confidence. Yet I didn’t think it can be more than a hobby. During my art studies at the academy my mind opened and I started to realize it can be my daily life experience and I got addicted.
What do you find most fascinating about the creative process?
Each time when I start a new painting it feels like one big mess. At the beginning nothing seems to work and I feel like I lost my ability to paint. And (almost) each time I am thankful and surprised again to see I manage to figure it out, to understand what this painting needs and to “clean up the mess”.
Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…
I find inspiration in so many artists work, there are such amazing things, the list is going to be long! I always love to go back to masters such as Munch, Klimt, Matisse and Bonnard. I really love Richard Dibenkorn, Phillip Guston, Kerry James Marshell, Etel Adnan, Joan Mitchell, Atta Kwami and Bob Thompson. From the younger generation I can mention Danny Fox, David Ostrowski, Joe Bradley, Louis Frantino and Matt Connors.
A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?
These days I am working for the first time on a large-scale wall painting with my friend and colleague Noam Wenkert. It is scary and exiting and I believe we will have many new experiences during this work. I really hope it will turn out good!
Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“
Being honest and fully obligated within my art process
2018: Where are we going?
Probably the same direction 2017 went
Your city’s favourite spots?
My favourite place in Tel Aviv is the neighbourhood both my home and my studio are located in. it is a southern neighbourhood of the city with very diverse population from the edges of society. I find here a lot of inspiration each time I walk down the street.
Do you have a vision?
I am a small goals person.
Tell us about your future plans…
If I’ll tell you i will have to kill you!
Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?
It is basically impossible to choose one, But here‘s one that always puts a smile on my face: Francis Bebey – The Coffee Cola Song