May I have the Campbell's soup?
It took a while, but after 13 years of having a lovely relationship and having 2 amazing kids (Adva is 3 years old, and Avishai 7) the art of oil painting and my non-mainstream music, a very promicing couple, came back in 2019.
A lot happened since then, I have found a specific niche in graphic design and became a senior Art Director in the local high tech industry, so every morning I took a 20 min walk to the train station and waited a few minutes. I don't know why but I have found myself sitting on the only chair not taken on the train to Tel Aviv. It was crowded, so I don't really know how I always had a comfy chair and enough battery on my cell phone. I Have started drawing for 43 minutes (this was my obstruction every morning) and gained back my basic technical abilities. I was drawned to Blues artists, foreign and domestic and it all came to a nice facebook gallery with more than 50 drawings. I took 10 of them and helped my CEO decorate the office (plus a few murals). It was like art waited for the right time to attract me again to it's world.
Anyway first oil on canvas painting was a self portrait, and then Anat's portrait while looking and getting inspiration from Gustav Klimt. After having a bunch of portrait paintings for the entire family, I began taking this artistic hobby (seriously making me fell like I'm retired) more seriously. Today my spear time in my house dedicated to music and oil on canvas/wood paintings (which now has new concepts inside them). Last painting was a hybrid between 2 Israeli politicians that decided sharing the PM's office, and create a rotation (that's how it's called in Hebrew).
Looking at Graphic designers who became a known artists for their most active period, for example Andy Warhol, I guess feels very logical to me. well his say about the emptiness inside the advertising world talks to me. when I'm looking at a room full of Campbell's soup, I guess his pop art statements talk to me a lot right now. I guess I don't mind selling copies of my works in a way that will feel similar to the original painting, so I guess that a reproduction can still feel relevant.
I know Lucian Freud's works of art for a while now and the genre of Figurative Realism have found a way getting into my heart and navigate me in a way I cannot fully control the figure or character I am painting, and I have found myself feeling free having a go at it. So my creative process finding what feels complete have changed and I want to share. this is actually the reason I have found it natural to share my works in a low cost price. so my "Campbell's soup" is available for you. enjoy the website.
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