Just like other artists work in series, I create art under different identities.
An identity might represent a remarkable period, an adventure, event, illness, a spiritual journey, or a significant change I go through.
What started as a private joke, gradually became my framework, the complex branched structure which my work is built upon.
My artistic evolution is inspired and guided by my identities, and 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? What does each identity stand for? and why did I invent it?
The list of identities below is the result of my reasonable efforts to be inclusive and chronological. I’m not done yet, and will update the links whenever I publish a new story.
Click on any identity to read the story behind it.

MY IDENTITIES:

1995   Ofir Hirsh – The beginning
1997   Ofir Hirsh – The Almogan Art Gallery
1998   Ofir Hirsh – The Search
1999   Jean Gler
2000  Don Astaldo
2001   Rabrinni
2002  Oro
2003  Burrito
2003  Maco pen pen
2003  Cambio
2004  Amarillo
2004  Mondongo
2005  Impidicus
2006  Chingui
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
2009  Dominicano
2010   Maduro
2010   Reka
2011    Wakona
2011    Manati
2012   Izquierdo
2012   Terrenero
2013   Abu Lavie
2014   Pichon
2015   DNG
2015   Ando
2016   P.D. Kailani
2017   Caminante

 

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