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Bar-el is one of Israel’s greatest contemporary artists. He is a Tel Aviv artist in his typical use of “poor materials”. Ido will paint on pieces of wood, plastic, automobile hood, chunks of metal and boxes. He redeems these objects with imagery ranging from Biblical to Star Wars. Recently he used aluminum street signs to create a famous series of paintings. In it he was commenting subtly on the loss of public authority and the movement from public to artistic authority. One of the most thoughtful and intellectual of Israeli artists, Ido is much respected by his peers.
Street Sign / Oil on Aluminum