Just like other artists work in series, I create art under different identities.
My “Identity” is somewhere between the Pseudonym and Heteronym. 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 20 years, I see and remember the sequence of identities, not the calendar years.
I began painting in 1995, and since adopting my first identity in 1999, I have created art under 35 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.
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
2015 DNG II
2016 P.D. Kailani
2018 Octopus Andralamusi
2019 El Colectivo