is passion behind every form of art", said Franz Kafka to his friend
Gustav Janouch. Art - painting, music, and literature - has been my
vocation since I have come to know myself.
My painting, which today is my foremost occupation, is apparently and
inevitably inseminated by the two other arts in which I engage. The
content element, which seems to revolve around man`s existence and
interpersonal relationship with all its drama, tragedy, heroism,
absurdity, and altogether beauty, is in many ways the product of my
connection to literature and my personal biography. Similarly, many
visual elements of my work feed on my affinity to music.
In addition to oil painting and mixed media, I am lovingly and
passionately engaged in the various forms of artistic printmaking.
However, I keep a dominant and central place in my heart for wood and
linoleum cuttings, perhaps, among other reasons, due to the considerable
physical element involved in this technique. J. Porat