My name is Sorin
Israel Blum. I was born in Bacau, Romania in 1953.
In 1961 I moved, with my
parents, to Israel.
I received my
first recognition as a painter, in 1969, when I was suspended from high
school, for several days, because I used to draw on my notebooks during the lessons.
In 1970 and 1972 I participated in group exhibitions in Arad, Israel.
In 1977 I had a solo exhibition in Arad, Israel.
Until 1984 I used to paint in the traditional techniques: pencil, inks,
charcoal, oil, etc. Then I started to develop a special and unique technique
to create pictures. I use wood, actually, small pieces of wood. By cutting,
gluing and exploiting the different natural colors of the wood, and the very
unique texture, I creates the pictures.
In 1990 I presented my art works at the ECGI House in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
In 1991 I participated in a group exibition, at Z.O.A. House, in Tel-Aviv,
In 2001 I participated in the
Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea, in Firenze, Italia.
Curator: John T. Spike.
In 2005 solo exhibition at Heichal Hatarbut, Petah Tikvah, Israel.
Curator: Doron Polak.
In 2008 solo exhibition at Gallery Sigvardson, Rodby, Denmark.
In March 2009 I participated in a group exhibition, at gallery "Galerina" in Bat Shelomo, Israel. Curator: Ilan Segal.
In October 2009 I presented my works at "Visitor's Center" in Bat Shelomo, Israel.
Many artworks, that were
purchased, are presented in private homes.
A constant display of my artworks
is in my studio, which is open to the public in Bat Shlomo, Israel.
Sorin Israel Blum and his wife Orly at the Biennale in Firenze, Italy.