Sun 8 April 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Kuli Alma - Mikve Yisrael 10, Tel Aviv,
“There’s an intrinsic value in creating something for the sake of creating it.” Rodney Mullen
Anyone who has ever traveled on a skateboard knows that there is no more powerful feeling than giving a trick.
To feel the skate under the shoes, the landing on the asphalt, the bending of the knees, and the journey that followed, looking into the horizon like a knight on wheels.
But I no longer do tricks. I have aged. It hurts me.
Still, when I hear the sound of silicone wheels on the pavement, and the hinges vibrating between the street and the plank, my heart makes a Nolly Kick-Flip.
I like skateboards. And I like drawing.
At some point in my life, I realized that it was time to hang the hinges, and to find a safer way to combine my love and excitement and loved Acrylic.
So I started painting on skateboards.
About a year or so ago, I lived in Brooklyn.
In the cold, in exile, I sought inspiration for creativity.
One day I walked down the street, and before me lay on a pile of snow, four Skate boards packed together, waiting for me to pick them up.
I took them to the studio, painted, painted, cut and painted.
I turned and collected from the local skateboards more and more skateboard boards that ended my career and created the Skate of Mind exhibit I presented in New York, America.
But I’m not an American. I’m a Tel Avivian.
So I packed up the boards, loaded them onto a ship, and sent them straight out to Alma, so that all of you could come and see and enjoy my art.
Admission is free to Allah!