I like working on large canvas. I like everything to be large in my life…if I’m doing something I’m doing it big. I like contrasts and I like making a statement of my views through my art; it’s my language, and I feel that only through my art I can fully express myself. The pieces are incomplete like me: a constant work in progress, never finished until the day I’m gone.

We are Incomplete

Mouth Control

Ninet is an Israeli musician who, at the highest peak of her career, while being the most popular musician in Israel, decided bravely to go after her heart, leave everything behind and move to Los Angeles to start all over again as a rock singer. I painted her for a project about bullying and we had a deep heart to heart conversation where she shared how dangerous words can be, both to ourselves and to others and how it affected her career, powerful words a reoccurring theme in her music as well. It made me think about the world today and how we feel we can say anything hurtful behind a screen and a keyboard, without caring at all that words have meaning.

Alon

Alon Abutbul is an Israeli actor working in Hollywood. He won the IFFI award for best actor in India’s forty-fourth international film festival and starred in the Dark Knight Rises. Alon opened my eyes to search for more than just what meets the eye. I feel very connected and inspired by Alon and his artistic approach to his profession. I consider him my philosophic mentor.

Joshua Hopkins

Joshua Hopkins came up to me at a party, without ever seeing each other before, and told me that he felt like he knew me. What connected us initially was our stress; Joshua has PTSD from his time and injury in Iraq and I suffer from anxiety attacks. Joshua healed himself through fitness. He started helping others and now is a fitness influencer and a celebrities’ coach. He showed me ways to overcome my anxiety and deal with it in a positive way. I decided to create a portrait of Joshua ripping the rope around him like he did in his life; he doesn’t let any limitations stop him in fulfilling who he can be.

Fairy Section

When I met legendary Israeli musician Fortis, he shared the fact that he had a stroke and fell into a coma. When he woke up, he told the doctors that he met two fairies who brought him back to life and enlightened him on a new way to live from that point on. Fortis then recorded an album and called it Fairy Section. I decided to create a portrait of him with the fairies. I used Origami to create the fairies and then I painted them onto the canvas, wanting them to look exactly the way he remembered them

Alejandro I

Narcos actor Alejandro Edda is a friend starring in a short film, El Bus, a story of a family man who gives up on life. Not being present for my children is one of my biggest fears so the story and Alejandro’s acting fascinated me. I documented him for a full week while working on set in Mexico City. I took a photo of Alejandro on set while working on the character of Uriel and then painted the portrait. I’m now working on an exhibition of “incomplete” portraits that this painting is a part of. The show will be held at Ouro studio in L.A. and then will be taken nationally and internationally.

Alejandro II

Narcos actor Alejandro Edda is a friend starring in a short film, El Bus, a story of a family man who gives up on life. Not being present for my children is one of my biggest fears so the story and Alejandro’s acting fascinated me. I documented him for a full week while working on set in Mexico City. I took a photo of Alejandro on set while working on the character of Uriel and then painted the portrait. I’m now working on an exhibition of “incomplete” portraits that this painting is a part of. The show will be held at Ouro studio in L.A. and then will be taken nationally and internationally.

Self

Civil War