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October 27, 2011 / 08:54
More than 9 years ago

few pictures from my short trip to Brussels and Paris

with my friend Karin Kails.
music by one of my favorite French singers Syrano

Tags: inspiration, my friends, my_life, streetart, travel, urban

October 14, 2011 / 01:13
More than 9 years ago

one nice sunny day

My daughter Michelle is a perfect company for drawing in a cafe. First of all, she is a very patient model.

few photos of one nice sunny day

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Tags: children, inspiration, life in tel aviv, michelle, my_life, romy, sketchbooks, sketches, urban

October 2, 2011 / 00:57
More than 9 years ago

Artist: Maria Prymachenko (Мария Примаченко)

I just saw beautiful works of Ukrainian folk-primitivist artist, Maria Prymachenko. Maria lived all her life in a village not far from Chernobyl. Her art makes me think of African folk art, scary children stories, Russian Lubbock and drawings of Japanese artist Kazumasa Nagai. And in art this is what I love the most, the associations that start to run in your head and finally transform into inspiration.


more of Maria Prymachenko’s works can be seen here

Tags: inspiration

August 1, 2011 / 15:05
More than 9 years ago

Artist: Oleg Duryagin | Олег Дурягин

Tags: inspiration

July 28, 2011 / 01:05
More than 9 years ago


inspired by amazing Loretta Lux



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Tags: children, inspiration, michelle, my_life, reference, romy

July 3, 2011 / 22:49
More than 9 years ago

another sketchbook

I have to count once, how many sketchbooks do I already have, because people keep asking me. I answer «a lot». I guess, around 25-30. Every sketchbook is really different, some are old are from the art academy, some — from travel, from work, and they contain all the interesting things I can find and stick or draw. I carry my sketchbook everywhere with me and really feel it is kind of my «home», my private space, where I can hide while drawing. So, I invite you to see my inspiration, sketches and the way of thinking.


many-many sketchbook pages

Tags: art process, handmade, inspiration, reference, sketchbooks, sketches, streetart

May 2, 2011 / 09:57
More than 9 years ago

“It’s funny to me, the first thing people pick out. Art is truly like a mirror. If I put humor in there, a funny person will laugh. A person a little fearful will find their fear, whatever it is. That’s one of the great things art does.” © Ray Caesar

Tags: inspiration

April 24, 2011 / 21:09
More than 9 years ago

back from Bruxelles

Came back from Bruxelles where I’ve visited my friend Karin who lives there. Some photos:

I keep asking myself: why, why am I hate so much being back from abroad? I liked my life pretty much before I left. So why all I see for the few first hours is one big uncontrolled mess? The only comforting point is that I already know from the «previous chapters»: the time will pass by, and I’ll like everything back. Even though the mess will stay.

Tags: inspiration, it's complicated, my friends, travel

April 3, 2011 / 23:16
More than 9 years ago

written by the bird.

sand letter


and it’s part.

I like this effect: when you stand close you see one thing, but by getting the perspective you get something totally different, new. And then again, you loose the small details.

Tags: inspiration, patterns

March 8, 2011 / 00:54
More than 10 years ago

in front of me now…

See the old porcelain statuette in the middle? I got from my grandma. And she got it from her pupils while being a teacher of Russian literature and language in Minsk. It used to stand in the the buffet, behind the glass, and as a child I was forbidden to play with it. Of course I took it out of the buffet when nobody was around. But, well, it wasn’t so interesting to play with it anyway. Later, I read Gogol’s «Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka» and recognized that scene. Cool book, btw — ukranian fantastic realism :)

Two puppet heads next to it I bought in a puppet-workshop in Burma. It was to heavy to carry around the whole dolls in backpack. The funny bird with long legs and a gramophone next to it I bought on a flea market in Jaffa. And a little bear in the left corner — it’s a Russian Winnie-the-Pooh, yes, Russian Winnie-the-Pooh is black! But this one has also unusual long gray fur. My dad was carrying it around as a talisman. Then gave it to me, when we met after 17 years.


Tags: My working place, art process, inspiration, my art, my_life

February 5, 2011 / 01:30
More than 10 years ago

Yakov Feldman

For The first time in my life I’m a happy owner of amazing piece of art, which I got by exchange works with famous russian-born israeli artist Yakov Feldman. It is full of dark, gloomy power.


p.s. Спасибо, Яша!

Tags: inspiration, my friends, russian

September 10, 2009 / 00:09
More than 11 years ago

Japonaiserie — inspiration

«Urbanix Gallery is proud to present Japonaiserie: A group exhibition featuring works by Zoya Cherkassky, Tatyana Luxemburg and Lena Revenko. The opening reception takes place on Thursday, September 10th at 8PM and runs through October 12th.»

So if you are in Israel the next month, please, welcome. I’ll be in the gallery tomorrow for the opening show!

I would like as well to show you a little part of my inspirations by japanese culture.

Utagawa Toyokuni, a great master of woodblock prints, the most amazing of Kabuki actors.

MOE, a magazine of contemporary art and children book’s illustration. Actually, all my art way started with a help of one of MOE’s editors and now a friend of mine, Morishita Noriko.

more, more, more japanese inspiration

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Tags: art process, exhibitions, inspiration

March 25, 2009 / 18:26
More than 11 years ago

Berlin 2009



some photos are by me some by Ian Mitchell
many-many photos of amazing street-art of Berlin and us

Tags: inspiration, my_life, streetart, travel, urban

March 25, 2009 / 14:57
More than 11 years ago

pictoplasma 2009

recently I came back from Berlin, I went there with a colleague-designer Ian to a Pictoplasma conference «Prepare for Pictopia», and also to meet my friend Karin. The even was very interesting and good organized, but unfortunately I’ve discovered that many of great illustrators and artists are not very good speakers, some are not even able to make 5 minutes presentation without their public falling asleep.


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Tags: inspiration, my_life, travel

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