Psych Scapes - 2004 -12

The following is a selection from my various paintings,
especially from the Dialogue series,
the Congealings series and the Triptych series,
which attempt to visualize psychological states and behavior disorders.




Sociopath (Dialogue #11 - Greed)

 
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acrylics on canvas
40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)

Exploiting & sucking the life force of the other.

 





Bulimia (Dialogue #14 - Gluttony)
 
dialogues 10

  acrylics on canvas
40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)

The obsessive need to eat to seek gratification






Hallucinations (Dialogue #20 - Inside the Brain)
 
Brain

  acrylics on canvas
40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)

The EEG battle between the good
and evil inclinations in one’s head.







Schizophrenic (Dialogue #23)
 
Schizo

  acrylics on canvas

40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)


 



Paranoia (Dialogue #24)
 
Paranoia

  acrylics on canvas
37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)

Biting the hand that feeds you



Generalized Anxiety Disorder - GAD (Dialogue #25 - Getting Eaten Alive)
 
Eating

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)





eating







Panic Disorder (Dialogue #26 - Drowning into the Vortex)
 
Vortex

  acrylics on canvas
37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)







Depression (Dialogue #28)
 
Mystery

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)







Sexual Anxiety (Dialogue #29 - The Snake and Eve)
 
Eve & the Snake

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)

The snake as Adam's alter ego






Borderline Personality Disorder - BPD (Dialogue #30 - Amoebic Love)
 
Amoebic Love

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)







Narcistic Personality Disorder (Dialogue #34 - Pasha)

Pasha

  acrylics on canvas

37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)







Escapism (Dialogue #35 - Love in Outer Space)

 
Outer Space

  acrylics on canvas

33" x 33"  (84 x 84 cm)







Defence Mechanism (Dialogue #36 - Keep Your Guard Up)
 
Guard Up

  acrylics on canvas
33" x 33"  (84 x 84 cm)

A defence mechanism borrowing from Picasso's minotaur.




  Social Anxiety Disorder - SAD (Dialogue# 37 - Getting Visceral)

 
Visceral

  acrylics on canvas
33" x 33"  (84 x 84 cm)




Obsessive-Compulsive (Dialogue # 38)

 
  Light

 
acrylics on canvas
33" x 33"  (84 x 84 cm)





Histrionic Personality Disorder (
Dialogue # 39 - Mother-Daughter Argument)

 
Shout

 
acrylics on canvas
33" x 33"  (84 x 84 cm)





Agressive Impulsiveness (Dialogue #42 - Stop Screaming at Me)

screaming

acrylics on canvas
17 1/2" x 17 1/2" (45 x 45 cm)



Dementia (Dialogue #43 - Aged Couple)

screaming

 
acrylics on canvas (prototype for larger painting)
9 1/2 x 13" (24 x 33 cm)



Self-Harm (Dialogue #47 - Slightly Macabre)

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mixed materials on canvas
24" x 18" (61 x 46 cm)




Fetish (Dialogue #50 - Please Don't Eat My Ear)

dialog50

mixed materials on canvas
24" x 18" (61 x 46 cm)




Bi-Polar Syndrome (Dialogue #51) 

dialog51

mixed materials on canvas
24" x 18" (61 x 46 cm)



Post-Traumatic Personality Disorder - PTPD
(Congealings
#4 - A Walk Into the Night)

havangel4

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
30" x 40" (76 x 102 cm)





The Fear of Dying (Congealings # 5)

havangel5

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)






Aberrant Behavior (Congealings # 7 - Let's Get Groupy)

wax7

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)

 

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Anxiety Nightmare (Congealings # 8)

wax8

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)





Demonization (Congealings # 9 - Lady Walking Her Demon Dog)

wax9

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)



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  Dependency Syndrome (Congealings # 10 - Do You Really Love Me?)

wax10

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)






Sex Object (Congealings # 11 - And I Thought You Were My Funny Bunny)

havangel6

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
27 1/2" x 36" (79 x 92 cm)





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Sexual Abuse Trauma

songs#7

  acrylics on canvas
  24" x 18" (61 x 46 cm)




Dog Phobia (The Face of the Generation)

face

airbrushed acrylics on canvas
26" x 62" (66 x 158 cm)





Autism (Triptych - Eyes and Lies)
 
Being Watched

acrylics on canvas
26" x 62"  (66 x 158 cm)





Anxiety (Triptych - Don't Fear the Dread of the Night)
Dread
acrylics on canvas
26" x 62"  (66 x 158 cm)




Video Art - Meditation in a Jerusalem Field

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(21 minutes) Live ruminations by the videographer as he roams with his camera through what was once a typical undeveloped lot near the Insane Asylum in Givat Shaul, an old traditional neighborhood in Jerusalem, and meditates (or perhaps hallucinates with a Van Gogh-like intensity) on the spiny weeds, the junk, the stones and the ants, trying to find the “harmony of nature” and a reason for being, while hearing the grunts and screams of the inmates of the asylum in the background and the ominous sound of Israeli jets in the skies. Although it was shot more than 20 years ago and the Field and the Insane Asylum have been destroyed and ironically replaced by a high school for ultra-Orthodox girls, the video can be still be seen as a metaphor for maintaining sanity in the essentially insane and insecure world we live in.

http://vimeo.com/42554263

After seeing the above selections the viewer may come to the conclusion that I myself am a nut (which is probably true - at least a more or less "functioning nut") and occupied obsessively only with psychological disorders and malfunctions, but actually a large measure of my art deals with the more ideal (and even sublime) aspects of human experience and some of them can be viewed as gestalts for positive and empowering relationships. I know of several therapists who are advising patients to hang these paintings on their walls to serve as a tranquilizing anchor for meditation:



Dialogue #17 - Harmony
 
Harmony
  acrylics on canvas
40" x 40"  (102 x 102 cm)



Dialogue #33 - The Indwelling of the Shekhina
 
Schenina
acrylics on canvas
37" x 37"  (94 x 94 cm)

The three partners in a marriage:
the man, his wife and the Shekhina
(the indwelling of the divine spirit)

 

Songs # 2

song#2

  acrylics on canvas
36" x 28" (92 x 71 cm)


More examples can be viewed by pressing the links to the

Dialogues series

and the

Songs series



See also Kosher Sex

All paintings are gallery wrapped on stretcher (no staples shown) and can be  hung without external frame), within a limited series or "family" of similar (but never exactly the same) variations and can be considered an original. Other sizes and color combinations (within same proportions) may be available on special order. Please call or email.
 


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