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Neighborhood & Tricycle

“Neighborhood & Tricycle” is one from a series of paintings – “Neighborhood”, which I created recently, since I moved to London.

Neighborhood & Tricycle


I came to London for a short visit, but my trip lengthened due to the coronavirus lockdown. I found myself spending much time in my AirBnB. Looking out through the back window, I was exposed to a new world, and I was inspired to create a series of paintings, the “Neighborhood”.

The changes in color that took place outside, day by day, hour by hour, captivated me. There was a schoolyard that felt as if it was trapped by the houses around it.

“Neighborhood”

Neighborhood,” my initial acquaintance with the world outside my window. It was as if I had just met a new friend.


“Neighborhood & Tricycle,”
A child’s tricycle caught my eye. It had been left in the schoolyard, and the sky and houses around it were smiling.


“Neighborhood & Girl Jumping on Rope,”
was created when I saw a young girl jumping rope in the schoolyard under a dreamy sky.

“Snow in the Neighborhood,” is a quick painting I did at the sight of the season’s first snowfall.

“Hey, who’s the new one in our Neighborhood?,” a painting I made when I saw the surprised look on the girls’ faces who looked at me, as I was looking at them.

Working on these paintings filled me with joy.

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Quick Life Drawings

Drawing a model is always a challenge, it’s refreshing and inspiring. 

Quick life drawings are exciting and challenging – it means capturing the model’s mood, the model’s character, all together as well as the artist’s mood. Also there is the challenge of putting up like a foot-step on the paper of the right atmosphere of the event.

Yael. 2012

The model actually is a tool for the artist. Drawing the human body is the best mind & hand coordination exercise. Drawing a model expresses more than anything the artist’s mood.

One can draw even a “Self Portrait” under the “cover” of a model. 

Carmel. 2014

To draw a nude model can take the artist closer to the essence of himself. Scratching the paper means like it’s his own skin; drawing an inner reflection. 

Regina. 2019
Eva. 2019
Amit. 2012

Drawing a model is a pure and intimate way to bring up topics that the artist wants to raise. Choosing the style is part of the statement. The free expressive work with a model is also inspiring for other ideas and works that the artist is engaged with; it’s like solving mathematical formula via the figure. 

A story of violence sex and success. 2018
I am me. 2018
Angelica. 2018

The artist expresses his ideas, his own thoughts by unveiling characteristics of the model’s character.

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Expressive Cuts

Linoleum cuts

Enclosed a selection of works from different times.

Sandy. 1981
Next door neighbor . 1981

The Fly. 2016

Love to death. 2017

Rishikesh. 2019
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1984 = 2020

Primary – the life of an individual is most important.

The Corona crisis in the Western countries and in Israel, has been characterized primarily as a health crisis, with scientific aspects and economic consequences. 

Under the health crisis that the Western democracies have taken on to, a public & political crisis has also been revealed.

The political crisis emerging under the health and economic crisis has no less serious consequences than the consequences of the Corona itself. 

1984 = 2020
created: 23 March 2020

Extraordinary powers that the public gives to its governments, must serve only the purpose for which they were given: suppressing the disease in Corona and balancing the other violations of individual rights created as a result.

The Corona crisis created in some countries “legal” circumstance for “temporary” emergency laws that restricts civil rights on the pretext of the “public good”. Also created an unequal enforcement between different populations. 

The excuse of spreading the virus deprives the individual citizen of his civil rights, allowing the government and the state to enforce civil laws while the citizens are mentally and physically in weak condition.

Tomer Ganun from Calcalist newspaper: 23.3.2020

Tomer Ganun from Calcalist newspaper: 23.3.2020 (Above)

Individual rights do not survive the Corona plague.

Protecting the rights of the individual is not a privilege in an emergency. On the contrary, it is mandatory. The bridle must not be removed. Supervision of the information collected about us, the citizens and its use.

The balance between preserving the public and preserving its right to privacy must not be compromised. Giving up here is dangerous and doomed to disaster. It gives wide discretion to various parties – the Shaback (Secret police), the Police, the Ministry of Health – who may abuse their power in the name of protecting the public.

My work is inspired by:

Guernica by Picasso & 1984, A Novel by George Orwell

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A search and adventure into the inner truth

Creating – is an endless search and adventure into the inner truth

To express Creation, the Birth of the Worlds – it is parallel to an inner search.

It’s a surprise to me, again and again, to realize that making a painting, creating art, as well as writing, it’s a methodical conscious and unconscious form of search into the inner truth, the inner thoughts; side by side with the urge for adventure. 

Cave painting.
40,000 years old painting or older. (Wikipedia)

From the dawn of humanity human feelings have been expressed in painting, in sculpture – as truth passionate feelings, “experiences of the soul”.

And so, in late 2014, I gave myself a complete freedom – without fear, with no pain, without limits, with no time restrictions, without color limits – I had just one thing in mind – to express my feelings on the subject –  “At the beginning” (Genesis, בראשית).

And I let myself go with that feeling of the heavenly event. 

“In the beginning”, the creation of light

I remember one thing from this event – dizziness! I was eager to express passionately my initial basic feelings, wanted to sacrifice my logical thoughts for the sake of letting go, but what I felt was – dizziness. 😮

As soon as I let myself “to loose the ground”, I went into kind of ecstasy and the colors themselves led me.

Creation. The birth of the worlds

The essence of life is expressed in art, by art; it is impossible to separate them from one anther.