A painter and sculptor, David Gerstein is one of Israel’s most famous artists. Gerstein’s large scale sculptures can be seen in cities throughout Israel and the world. His unique works have even been given by Israel’s Foreign Ministry to heads of state from around the world. Gerstein’s work can be found in museums, as well as private homes and collections throughout the world.
Born in Jerusalem, Gerstein was raised in Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan. Gerstein studied painting and drawing at Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem, Ècole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Art in Paris, France, and the Arts Student League in New York, he studied lithography and screen printing at St. Martin’s School of Art in London England where he received his MA. Today, David Gerstein works from his studio in Jerusalem, his works retains local and autobiographical elements as he draws inspiration from nature, human behavior, and daily life, while using spectacular color and layering to create his own unique and easily recognizable style.
David Gerstein’s unique style comes from his desire to push the limitations of two-dimensional painting into three-dimensional sculptor. His easily recognizable compositions are created using universal colorful and layered images of still-life’s, urban landscapes, and human activities and Judaica symbols such as the hamsa. Using lasers to precisely cut his designs from paper, steel, and other metals, David Gerstein paints each cut out either by hand or through a variety of serigraphy and screen printing techniques. Once painted, the cutouts are layered to bring to life the three-dimensional sculpture.
Gerstein’s collection is made up of a range from the functional small objects such as bowls and menorahs to wall sculptures, free standing sculptures, paintings, and prints. Here at World of Judaica, we are proud to offer a wide selection of David Gerstein works including bowls, free standing sculptures, menorahs and more.