I create art under different identities to satisfy my urge to express my ever evolving personality.
An identity might represent a remarkable period, an adventure, event, illness, a spiritual journey or a significant change. Other than entertaining myself, becoming a new identity every once in a while refreshes my point of view and fuels my inspiration with new blood.
My artistic evolution is actually structured around these identities.
When I look back at my life in the past 18 years, I see and remember the sequence of identities, not the calendar years.
I began painting in 1995, and since adopting my first imaginary identity in 1999, I have created art under 33 identities.
How it all began? Why did I invent each identity?
Below you will find a list of my identities, the result of my reasonable efforts to be inclusive and chronological. I’m not done yet and will update the links whenever there is a new story.
Clicking on a name will open the related post that tells the story behind that identity.
1995 Ofir Hirsh – The beginning
1997 Ofir Hirsh – The Almogan Art Gallery
1998 Ofir Hirsh – The Search
1999 Jean Gler
2000 Don Astaldo
2003 Maco pen pen
2006 Jean Gler II
2007 Oro Solo
2007 Oro Solo III
2007 Oro Pez
2007 Oro Mero
2007 Oro Pescador
2007 Oro Bojukero
2008 Beau Geste
2008 Bojukero y Pescador
2013 Abu Lavie
2016 P.D. Kailani