Selected Works

Born in Moldova, former USSR, 1966. From 1976 lives and creates in Israel.

Bachelor of Design Degree in Fashion Design at Shenkar College of Engineering & Design.

Since 1995 Natan works as a senior costume designer in the Israeli cinema and television industry, for which, was granted, to date, with 4 Israeli Academy Awards, for best costume design.

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Ever since painting had become an integral part of his life, Natan began developing his unique painting technique; in which he mixes all kinds of plastic materials in different quantities, which include, among others, silicon and acrylic, and sprinkle them on the canvas. That creates a 3-D texture on the surface.  Sometimes he adds Swarovski Elements and all kinds of glitters to the end result. This technique is 100% hand made by Natan, and there is no machinery involved in it.

In addition to the paintbrush, Natan also uses kitchenware as a tool. This comes from his deeply embedded memories from working in the kitchen with his mother from his early childhood, as he recalls: “Most of my time after school was shared with my Mom in our kitchen. She was an excellent cook and I used to sit with her there, talk with her, do my homework, draw in my sketchbook, help her with all the cooking, decorate the food before serving, making little artworks from food by using a variety of kitchenware..”

Natan’s motto in life is love, appreciation, respect, and gratitude for people and the environment in which he lives, and he illustrates this in his art.

And in his words: “I was always entranced by people and I consider myself a humanist. What interests me, in particular, is the positive side of human beings. I’m not interested in dealing with hate, envy, wars, anger and the rest of the negative aspects of people. I was always driven by love; love to the family, to friends, to making, to nature and its surroundings. And maybe because of that, when I paint, I choose to emphasize those positive aspects of humanity, like love, yearning, nostalgia, longing, appreciation, honor and gratitude.”

Natan is painting portraits of famous people, and do homages of paintings, which have influenced his life deeply, and had a long-lasting impact on him, through their influence on philosophy and popular culture. By painting them, Natan express his respect for them and cherish their great impact on his world, and in his words: “I paint famous people, and do homages of paintings of great masters that had a deep impact in my life and contributed heavily, as my parents and teachers, to my spiritual world and world view. These people were my ‘babysitters’, and by painting them now, I express, without the slightest hint of cynicism, my great appreciation and endless thanks to them for building my inner world. My paintings come from great appreciation and my personal gratitude to the painted figure, and not out of trying to educate or preach any message other than love”.

Natan’s paintings are exhibited and sold at prime galleries all over the world, and they are part of numerous private art collections.