I am an Israeli painter based in Berlin, where I have been living and working for the past 7 years. I work solely from observation, mostly in drawing and oil colours. Through painting, I am trying to encapsulate the human experience of our time, our thoughts, how we experience time, and more particularly the fragile gap between our inner fantasy world and outer boundaries. I was born in Israel 1973. My father prof. Amos Ar is a retired biologist in the field of animal Physiology and my mother Nurit Ar used to work both as an architect’s drafts person and as jeweller. From early age I loved painting and all hand crafts, having started to study the arts more seriously at the age of 14 at Wizo France High School of Art and Design in Tel Aviv. My studies there included classes in painting, drawing, graphic design, and sculpture. After the compulsory military service at the Israeli Defence Forces, I started my studies at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, in parallel to studying privately anatomy for the arts with Oswald Adler, and the fundamentals of drawing and painting from observation with Abraham Bykov. From Mr Adler I learnt that everything is questionable, and should be questioned, while on the other hand Mr. Bykov taught technique and methodical work. As I could not find at the Bezalel Academy the artistic training I was looking for, I decided to leave and pursue my own artistic path individually.