Completely complicated

In Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Terrenero

It was a challenging period, filled with worries, doubts and uncertainties. In ‘complicated’ times, painting has always been my refuge and therapy. Through painting, I’m able to turn negative stressful feelings into beauty and hope. While I couldn’t find words…

A lady Witch Doctor in love

In Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Terrenero

In the Dominican Republic, Witch doctors, “Brujos” or “Curadores”, are still quite popular, and especially in the country side, many people prefer consulting with their favorite Witch doctor regarding their health issues instead of a conventional doctor. In one of…

The marvelous hour

In Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Terrenero

Everything during sunset looks better, juicier and much more colorful. When the sun gradually descends, the glare is gone, and the colors become rich and dramatic. Some places at sunset seem entirely enchanted. Walking by the small villages at the…

A passion for storms

In Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Terrenero

My girlfriend has a passion for storms. When we lived in the Dominican Republic, every year, during the Hurricane Season she was filled with excitement. She became familiar with specialized websites and studied how to analyze satellite images and to predict…

The children and the Ceiba tree.

In Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Terrenero

As an artist, I can legitimately combine two realities into one fantasy.In the back yard of “Fundacion Marlee-Jo”, stands a big Mango tree. During the Mango season, we couldn’t keep the kids away from the Mango tree. They were climbing on…

The childish dimension

In Izquierdo, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

Whenever I write about an abstract work, or name it, I try hard not to ruin the surprise and the pleasure that I would have liked observers to experience when they explore it. Not only that objectivity doesn’t exist in…

The vision of a flying insect

In Manati, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

Inspired by and dedicated to the zillions of disturbing insects out there; mosquitoes, flies, no-see-ums and many other species of tiny flying creatures that live and prosper in the tropics.Living for many years in a wild tropical environment, I had…

The Wakona gathering

In Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Wakona

Creating untypical works once in a while, serves my personal revolt against the art world’s single style regime. While I tend to be very colorful in most of my oil on canvas works, to express my inner visions, and of-course to…

Neuroplasticity

In Ceramic sculptures, terracotta, Terrenero

In the summer of 2012 I went through one of the most challenging periods of my life. I felt how the stress influences both my mental and physical condition. As in other difficult times, I found a haven, comfort, and…

El Cacique Negro

In Ando, Ceramic sculptures, sculptures, terracotta

I created this work under the cross influence of three major themes: Carnival masks, Taino culture and corals. When I completed it, I named it “El cacique Negro” because it has the spirit of a Taino Chief.Cacique means “The Leader”…

The wise flower

In Maduro, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

When I approached the canvas, my intention was to combine two remote occupations I used to practice on a daily basis, into one work.The first was the nurturing of our vivid tropical garden in front of our beach house in…

Playing without toys.

In Maduro, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

All the children around the world play. When they grow up they usually stop playing and start working. For a few years, I had been watching the kids of Agua-Sabrosa play in  and around the village from dawn to dusk….

The stories of an old peasant.

In Maduro, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

I was inspired by the stories of my good old friend Mateo, who passed away a few years ago. He was the nicest ‘campesino’ I’ve ever met, the Grandfather and Godfather of the village of Agua-Sabrosa (Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic). A…

Crudo Produce Delicado

In beau geste, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

I love cutting, stretching and toning my own canvas.After marking the canvas according to the size of the frame, I make a little cut with the seizures and continue tearing it apart with my hands. I love it; the slight…

Carnivalistic aspirations

In Caminante, My Story, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

What an amazing human phenomenon carnivals are. People who have nothing in common gather to celebrate, and together they form the shape, movement, rhythm, and character of each carnival. Carnivals tend to be joyful, vibrant, colorful, loud, and crazy.The Carnival…

The story of Felix

In Ando, Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Short stories

The following story isn’t about my artistic evolution, nor does it have a clear moral, however, I felt it needed to be told. I wrote the story of Felix out of memory and imagination, so please consider it as a reality…

Some visions don’t come true

In Ando, My Story, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

It’s awesome to see your vision turns into reality, but sometimes it does not.Everyone knows that commodities prices are volatile. Due to growing global demand for chocolate, and forecasts of shortages in production in the future, Cocoa prices climbed higher…

Free-diving meditation

In Abu Lavie, My Story, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

Perhaps the most basic technique to enter a meditative state is to focus your attention on your breathing, and that’s why Free-diving is inherently meditative. Free-divers exercise breathing before and after they dive, and during diving they hold their breath until they resurface.When diving…

Ceramic tiles and a holy mission.

In My Story, Oro, terracotta, Uncategorized

Life is unpredictable. I never imagined that I will establish a foundation for children in the Dominican Republic, and that I will become so deeply involved with other people’s life.In 2010, after approximately two years of operating “Fundacion Marlee-Jo”, we…

I’m just a biblical guy

In Manati, Oil on Canvas, Paintings

I love reading the bible. It teaches about human nature and human’s ability to effectively change the shape of things, or make history. It has many great lessons about faith, belief, and about miracles, which I’m fond of and believe…

The Wakona Dream

In My Story, Oil on Canvas, Paintings, Wakona

In my dream, I woke up on a remote tropical island, all by myself.It was an amazing creation of God; Turquoise water, white sand beaches,  and coconut trees all around.I immersed myself in the harmonious nature, and surrendered myself to…

My 2nd childhood in Las-Terrenas

In My Story, Oil on Canvas, Oro, Paintings

Yes, we dreamed about living in a tropical peaceful place, but our daily reality in Las-Terrenas surpassed all our dreams. “What are you doing there?” Friends kept asking, and my girlfriend and I usually replied “Opening Coconuts!”, which we did, but…

My combat girlfriend

In My Story, Oil on Canvas, Paintings, The Search

My girlfriend and I broke up. That legendary true love had crashed us. Our fantasies and expectations did not withstand the daily realities and we were fighting over the tiniest issues such as washing dishes. Although we truly loved each…

Lessons from the Almogan Art Gallery

In Almogan, My Story

The Almogan Art Gallery was founded by my girlfriend Limor and I, in Rishpon village in Israel. In February 1997, after a few months of renovations and preparations, we officially opened the gates of the gallery to the public. We…

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