Fri 13 April 2018 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Shuki Kook Studio - Ruhama 11, Tel Aviv,
Yom Atzmahut 70
My name is David Bloch; as a teenager and then as a young adult in college, I was actively involved in Jewish and pro Israel organizations. In the late 90’s, after my studies, I decided to make Aliya and was then able to represent Israel in various international sporting events. Thereafter, I joined the IDF where I served in a combat unit both as a soldier and now as a reservist.
The flag of Israel has always been a symbol of strength, hope, endurance and happiness and I had to play with it, work and modify it. As a child, I loved drawing flowers, animals, mountains and above all, Stars of David as well as flags of Israel. When my son was four years old, during the Gaza war, we drew many flags together and also made brownies, which we brought to wounded soldiers at Tel Hashomer hospital. For the past three years, I had to endure a very painful and difficult period of my life, which caused me to go deeper into my work around the Flag of Israel. During that period of time, I created over 180 pieces of art, which was the best of therapy for me, putting into drawing what I felt: love, happiness, hope, anger, sadness, etc.– I remember the details of every piece I have drawn, as they all have deep significance to me and remind me of specific moments, places or events. The flag of Israel is alive, just like its people, and it accompanies us in every moment, no matter our background, belief or opinion.
The exhibition will last from April 13 to May 18. Gallery open from Sundays to Thursdays, from 9am to 5pm