Photo by Carmit Hirsch

I am a self-taught artist and I have been obsessively creating art since 1995.
I create art under different identities to satisfy my urge to express my ever-evolving personality.
I paint, draw, sculpt, carve, and manipulate a variety of materials, but the lion’s share of my work is oil on canvas.
It usually begins with a crave; The need to paint feels like a savage instinct, or a sensual hunger that takes over me. Surrendering to this crave, spending long hours of creation in isolation, I experience moments of pure pleasure and satisfaction, and I feel like I’m a part of a wondrous universal phenomena.
Although my art is a byproduct of satisfying a crave, I feel that my work as an artist challenges my cosmic insignificance.
I am inspired by everything I see and go through: natural structures, patterns and compositions, adventures, stories, love and other emotions, and most of all by my own subconscious. I believe that the ability to directly connect with our own internal database has been neglected for too long. My work aims to visualize how diversified and magnificent it is, and to encourage observers to connect with their own.
While art can entertain and decorate, I believe that art should be viewed and utilized as a mental and spiritual tool, to induce imagination, to increase the level of consciousness, and to reinforce the individual sense of meaning.
I was born in Israel in 1972, and I currently live in Israel with my girlfriend and our 2 young kids.
I founded HCML in 2001 and consulted investors on commodities trading and hedge funds strategies for 14 years. In 2012 I published my 1st book Investilosophy.
I lived in Las-Terrenas, Dominican Republic for 11 years. Ofir Hirsh, el pintor de Las-Terrenas.
I co-founded Fundacion Marlee-Jo, a Dominican non-profit organization for local kids.   Todo por los ninos.