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April 22, 2018 / 01:23
More than 3 months ago

Around Shaviv

The place I spent my teenage years was far from being aesthetic paradise. Actually, it was (and stays) a real slams. Municipality has some plans to take it all down and build a regular middle-class neighborhood. But right now, just as 20 years ago, these houses are still here. They are so ugly, that has even some kind of old charm.

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Back then, this dispiriting landscape around wasn’t bothering me. I was concentrated on myself my friends and our relationship, fantasy books (reading Hobbit and Lord of the Rings again and again), and drawing comics with little creatures, which my mum still keep in a box on top of her cupboard. Not the creatures, of course, the comics.

Now I like to believe I see the real things as they are. I have to see it, because now I am a responsible grown up. We all have to. But sometimes, especially when I am walking around with my kids I enjoy to look through my personal kaleidoscope. Then I can turn this:

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into this:

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Tags: art process, book_graffiti, illustration, inspiration, my art, my projects, my_life, transparency, urban, words

November 17, 2017 / 02:55
More than 9 months ago

Olympia’s weekend (after Manet)

Last weeks I was working on my new painting «Olympia’s weekend».
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It is homage to Manet’s «Olympia» famous painting, but also to amazing moving sculpture by Paul Spooner. I saw it a few years ago in automata’s exhibition, and was absolutely charmed. The black lady became an egyptian god Anubis, and you can see how annoyed Olympia is breathing heavily, but shows no attention to him.


Olympia by Paul Spooner.

This is the oryginal Olympia by Manet, (c. 1863):
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Tags: portrait, inspiration, funny, art process, Olympia

August 17, 2017 / 23:35
More than year ago

This feeling

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Tags: art process, book_graffiti, my art

June 20, 2017 / 16:11
More than year ago

Process of making «Just ignore it»

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what is interesting about this work, is that the fox first was supposed to be a cat:

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Tags: my art, art process

October 7, 2015 / 09:18
More than 2 years ago

Monsters! Monsters! Monsters!

My masterclass at «Family Paint» had great success! Kids and parents made many funny monsters!

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cool monsters made in my workshop

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Tags: art process, children, collaboration, exhibitions, funny, handmade, inspiration, itay, life in tel aviv, my_life

September 29, 2015 / 14:05
More than 2 years ago

Family Paint master class

dear friends! I’ve prepared a master-class «Little Monsters’ Garden» for the upcoming Tel Aviv event «Family Paint» 30/9-3/10 — where you can make your own creatures from old book papers and parts of my paintings. Hope to see you there — with kids!

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Tags: art process, children, collaboration, exhibitions, handmade, my projects, old books

February 22, 2015 / 00:54
More than 3 years ago

monkeys in my closets :)

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Tags: art process, funny, my art

October 10, 2014 / 01:51
More than 3 years ago

still in progress…

Collaboration with amazing glass designer Nirit Dekel.

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my monkeys in Nirit Dekel’s world of glass.

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Tags: art process, collaboration

October 4, 2014 / 20:15
More than 3 years ago

Work in progress.

For my collaboration with Nirit Dekel

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Tags: art process

August 23, 2014 / 21:36
More than 3 years ago

I think, I can do anything with one hand :-)

Breastfeeding while drawing. Drawing while breastfeeding.

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Tags: art process, children, itay, my_life, sketchbooks

February 2, 2014 / 00:25
More than 4 years ago

Eat something

playing with my future work series :)



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Tags: art process

June 20, 2013 / 00:12
More than 5 years ago

just finished!

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Just finished a new work. I am about to close my TAMED MONSTERS series, and will have a 3-days solo event, hopefully, in the late August. This time I organize everything myself. I should find a place, make the invitations, take care of PR, drinks and many other stuff, including a playlist of the music. It is scary, but very exciting at the same time.

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Tags: art process, my_life

June 7, 2013 / 17:04
More than 5 years ago

Double Mishmish

My daughter Michelle now is reading Erich Kastner’s book «Lottie and Lisa», about twin girls who were separated at birth and met by chance at summer camp. Today we made a very fun photosession, to make Michelle look like twins.

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more photos of «double Michelle»

Tags: art process, children, inspiration, michelle, my_life

January 27, 2013 / 15:46
More than 5 years ago

cutouts

I just finished series of cutouts for exhibition of miniatures. My daughter is ill home, so we had some fun by photographing them in unexpected locations.

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cutouts are everywhere!

Tags: art process, funny, little portraits, my art, stupid ideas

August 7, 2012 / 01:44
More than 6 years ago

travel light on red horse

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People very rarely ask me «what this work of yours means?». It’s a good thing, because I don’t know what the work of mine they liked means for them. Often I have no idea, what it means even for myself. I just like to follow the process of creation, without knowing in advance what turns will it take and where will it stop… It can start really from anything and to go anywhere. I’ll show you.

a long story with cool illustrations of one creative process

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Tags: art process, inspiration, my art, stupid ideas

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