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Yoram Gal

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Meet Yoram Gal- A World Renowned Artist

YOUNG PEOPLE LOVE VISCERAL ART

By Yoram Gal | June 3, 2022

Young people love my art and buy it. They get what I’m doing. It’s visceral, not intellectual. They don’t verbalize it. They just tell me they love my paintings. There…

MUSIC SOOTHED SOULS – THE BLUES SPILL ONTO CANVAS

By Yoram Gal | April 5, 2022

Music soothed our souls as teenagers. The fears, the melancholy, the hormones, the mad crave for love and sex, the exams at school, the social tensions, pains and pains of…

ART COLLECTORS TEMPTED BY THE DANCE OF WISDOM

By Yoram Gal | April 2, 2022

I don’t know if everyone is like that, but all my life I’ve looked up to and tried to learn from, and tried to emulate giants that I admired, loved,…

THE POETRY OF THE OLIVE TREE

By Yoram Gal | March 3, 2022

Dror Galili is an acclaimed Galilee nature photographer. He is an old personal friend of Tzlila’s family, in the Galilee. I have painted, through getting his permission, from several of…

TZLILA DREAMED OF AN OLD JAFFA GEM

By Yoram Gal | February 24, 2022

From day 1 in January 1984 my studio was a “sterile” area. Locked gate, 10 steps below. Phone off the hook or silenced, most of the time. Music, or silence.…

HAPPINESS IS FREEDOM

By Yoram Gal | February 23, 2022

In “WAITING FOR GODOT” by Samuel Beckett, Pozzo and Luckey are the master and slave, connected forever by the rope which Pozzo holds and pulls… it is noosed around Luckey’s…

SAFE LIKE A BABY IN A BEDOUIN WOMB

By Yoram Gal | February 20, 2022

In 1982 I was chosen to play a leading role in an American film, Remembrance of Love, produced by and starring Kirk Douglas. An NBC special. The money I made…

MR. RHYMER CHANGED MY LIFE

By Yoram Gal | February 17, 2022

I can’t find Mr. Rhymer on Facebook nor on Google but I owe him a big thank you. A huge one. I’m 12 yeas old, starting 2nd year at JFS…

NEW SMYRNA BEACH – A GREAT SURPRISE

By Yoram Gal | February 9, 2022

IMAGES is the name of an art show, 46 years old, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. I exhibited there in 2022 for the first time. Why first time, if I’ve…

THANK YOU AMERICA FOR THE ART SHOWS

By Yoram Gal | February 9, 2022

America is the only country that has open air, annual or bi-annual art shows. Thousands of them. This is why I have flown over 130 times back and forth from…

About Yoram Gal

Born in Jerusalem 1952.

Grew up and was educated in London and Tel-Aviv.

Started painting at 12. Exhibited since 13, accepted to Art College at 15 but decided against it.

Infantry officer in the IDF.

Tel-Aviv University Honors BFA in Theater acting and directing.

Since 1977 writes plays for stage and screen, paints, directs, acts, produces shows in his Traveling Theater. Acts in Israeli, British and American movies, designs sceneries and exhibits shows of his paintings. Lives and works in Old Jaffa since 1978.

18 one-man exhibitions of his paintings (’73, ’81, ’84, ’86, ’94, ‘02, ‘06, ‘06, ’06, '08, '09, '09, '10, '11-'12, ‘14, ’15- ’16, ’17, “19).

2015 opened the Old Jaffa studio as a gallery, since, paintings flying to collectors in 40 countries.

"WILD" – a feature film he wrote & directed, participated in international festivals worldwide, and won 1st prize for best feature film in Picciano, Italy, 2001.

"The old man & I" – play jointly written with Nili Dotan, won the Israeli Prime minister’s Prize 2001.

"The Secret of America", his first illustrated e-book published on Amazon 2009.

Was invited to participate in many art events in the USA 2002-2014, & the Firenze Biennale, Italy 2005, Beijing International Art Expo, China 2011 and more.

Fu ZheNan Museum in Nanjin, China, acquired 12 major pieces, Aug 2011.

Biennale at Stanback museum SC, 5 major works. 2012.

Main influences - Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mattisse, Bacon, Miro, Hockney, Nolde, Munk, Ensor, Bruegel, Michelangelo, Kandinsky, De Kooning, Turner, Bonnard, Daumier, Soutine, Nahum Guttman, Fima and the Expressionists.

Awards: 50+ awards in American Art shows, 2004-2016

Yoram Gal accepts commissions. Portraits, landscapes, and “crazy” ideas.
He has created many with deep satisfaction of the patrons.

Artist Statement

In Hamlet's words: “To hold a mirror up to nature": Paint as wide a range of modern life's rich diversity as I can, capturing fleeting moments of dramatic, comic and lyrical interactions between people. Juicifying the changing landscapes of our times on paper and canvas, stretching the styles of painting from realism to abstract, through my own expressionism.

Experimenting in dangerous non-comfort zones, striving to go beyond my previous piece into something I did not know before, starting from scratch, daily, working at re-inventing my painting like a child, and having fun celebrating my decades on earth in the most colorful, joyful and intense way I can. Joie-de-vivre is my motto.