“Aspire to happiness, to calm a tempestuous soul, towards serenity “– that’s the way
Eli Gross articulates the nature of his art. In his youth he was a student of the famous artists Jacob (Yoyo) El Hanani and Gabi Ben Zano. Recently after half a century of a demanding carrier, Eli has finally realized his age old dream. He studies art at Avni institute and is an active artist, painter and sculptor.
Eli’s longing for happiness is molded into the harmonious movement of his dancer characters. The same ideas are also conveyed in a silent embrace or pastoral landscape. The underpinning notion is one of harmonies stasis and nirvana.
A longing for absolute happiness and tranquility for a turbulent soul, for moments of serenity facilitated by silent embrace and harmonious movement of two unique souls and two intimate bodies in synchronized flow merging in body and soul.
An interesting path leads Eli’s work that starts as a drawing, then a burgeoning imagery, maturing into a painting and sometimes a multi-dimensional sculpture all born of a single idea.
Recent atworks - Human and nature landscapes
Acrylic 40-50 2015
- Acrylic 40 50
Acrylic 50 -70
Farewell, Friend - our last meeting on 1970 Acrylic 40-50
Everyone is unique,.even if the difference is subtle - Acrylic
Children build their houses with sand, and they play with empty shells. With withered leaves they weave their boats and smilingly float them on the vast deep.
While Sunset glow fades , tempest roams in the pathless sky While Sunset glow fades - Acrylic
Where the river flows trying to find the bridge to the Neverland
Go Fetch Milo 2, Acrylic 40-50 2016
Sea Children of the Sea - Round the margin of the world (Henry Lawson)- Daniel and Jordan at Mission Bay, Auckland
Nature Boy - mountains, rivers and carefree drifting ducks are his playmates - Acrylic
Daniel in New Zealand
Children have their play on the seashore of worlds. The sea surges up with laughter and pale gleams the smile of the sea beach. Acrylic
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams - Eleanor Roosevelt
Osnat and Zvi in New Zealand - Acrylic
The Nature Photographer 2 in Slovenia
The Nature Photographer 1 in Slovenia
Kites flying at Auckland seashore
Journey out into the unknown, to conquer the mountain - Jordan and Daniel on route
At the Auckland seashore
Those children bathing their beauties in the fairy lake - Acrylic
The old wooden bridge that spanned the little gulf - Acrylic
The sea is like a person, like a child that I’ve known a long time ago. The sea talk to me. I never feel alone when I’m out there. - Acrylic
They build their houses with sand, and they play with empty shells. With withered leaves they weave their boats and smilingly float them on the vast deep. Children have their play on the seashore of worlds
At The rugged tracks of the desolate beach, round the margin of the world - Acrylic
Shout Out To The World - Acrylic
The boy who has lost his ball, there it is in the water! He senses responsibility, but Balls will be lost always, little boy
Half-century of world-wide career went by, up to the moment I decided that I had to preserve the fragments of my experiences related to distant places and people that I live and love, as I see them. I give the painting brush the freedom of speech - the creation of the whole out of fragments of my memories and as an answer to my deep, primal need to paint.
So far away ... The beaches where we spent time together,
And yet so close ... They are always with me.
So far away ... I cannot hug you,
And yet so close ... I conjure you from my imagination, in streams of colour, onto the canvas.
So far away ... you can reach the end of the world ...
But as long as I have your love ... you are always close.