Joel was born in Jerusalem in 1982.
Since young age he was painting, sculpting and designing.
Joel ׳s passion for creating brought him eventually to architecture
studies in Bezalel Art and Design Academy, where he graduated with
Joel left Jerusalem to the Negev desert, where he’s planned and built
student’s and artist’s villages, and lived there for 5 years. During his
time in the south he has been experiencing with many different
building materials and started to design new building units from
concrete, wood, tubes, cardboard and paper. His interest was how to
use small pieces of unclaimed material as constructing units of a
Joel ׳s search for small “pixels” which can construct a larger form led
him in the last years into art, this time – working with metal. Joel has
established his studio in Jerusalem. He had created and currently
presenting the series of works which he calls “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 – such a heavy and cold material – into
butterflies, fish, birds and feathers – liberating. Joel expresses the
values of life, love and humor into his work, always in search for an
extra dimension, a hidden layer and a challenge to the eye.
Joel’s sole wish is to share it with others.