March 29, 2013 | 1:08 pm
Posted by Noga Gur-Arieh
Tomer Peretz is a 30 year old Israeli artist who lives in L.A for the past eight years. His main occupation is painting, but he also designs spaces and furniture. His latest exhibition, "UNBREAKABLE," expresses the way Peretz sees the Israeli- Arab conflict as a former IDF combat officer in a way never seen before.
"Painting has always been my passion, ever since I can remember myself. As a child and teenager, I loved to paint on walls and tables at school, especially where it was forbidden or illegal…," Tomer says in a long-distance interview for Israelife. "In my exhibition, I am not ashamed or afraid to talk about politics and show my personal point of view- it is all a part of the project."
But even outside of "UNBREAKABLE," Peretz enjoys dealing with provocative themes and reveal and expose the forbidden and the hidden side of things. "I am influenced mostly by David La Chapelle, Andy Warhol and Banksy. Most of my work is specially made for private people, some of them are well-known. I am currently working on several projects of such. In addition, I am always searching for fellow artists who wish to cooperate and breakthrough. Dear Israelife readers, thank you very much for taking time to read about my work. Always live life with passion."
"Andy's Moto." Oil on Canvas, In Peretz's Studio.
"Moments of Happiness." Oil on Canvas. 2011 Collection.
"Funeral." Acrylic on Canvas. 2010 Collection.
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