JOEL AMIT

follow site Joel Amit was born in Jerusalem in 1982.Since young age he has been painting,sculpting and designing. After his militaryservice Joel departed from Jerusalem tothe Negev desert, where he lived for fiveyears planning and building student andartist villages. During his time in the south,he experienced working with a variety of building materials, designing new building units utilizing concrete, wood, tubes,cardboard and paper. His interest was howto use small scraps of unclaimed material as construction materials for large-scalestructures. The passion for creating broughthim to study architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem,where he graduated.

go to site Joel’s search for small “pixels”, which couldconstruct a larger form, led him in recentyears to art, this time working with metal.Joel established his studio in Jerusalem and is currently creating and presenting a series of works he terms “Pixel-Art”. This series draws its inspiration from nature, as well as from the computerized world and the doors it opens for artistic creation. Joel finds the process of forming steel – a heavy and cold material – into butterflies, fish, birds and feathers, to be a liberating one. Heexpresses the values of life, love and humor into his work, always in search of an added dimension – a hidden layer and a challenge to the eye.