April 22, 2018 / 01:23
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.
Back then, this dispiriting landscape around wasn’t bothering me. I was concentrated on 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:
see more transformations
November 17, 2017 / 02:55
Last weeks I was working on my new painting «Olympia’s weekend».
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):
August 17, 2017 / 23:35
June 20, 2017 / 16:11
what is interesting about this work, is that the fox first was supposed to be a cat:
October 7, 2015 / 09:18
My masterclass at «Family Paint» had great success! Kids and parents made many funny monsters!
cool monsters made in my workshop
September 29, 2015 / 14:05
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!
October 10, 2014 / 01:51
Collaboration with amazing glass designer Nirit Dekel.
my monkeys in Nirit Dekel’s world of glass.
October 4, 2014 / 20:15
For my collaboration with Nirit Dekel
August 23, 2014 / 21:36
Breastfeeding while drawing. Drawing while breastfeeding.
February 2, 2014 / 00:25
playing with my future work series :)
June 20, 2013 / 00:12
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.
June 7, 2013 / 17:04
January 27, 2013 / 15:46
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.
cutouts are everywhere!
August 7, 2012 / 01:44
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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