Well Hello there!
I own and operate "Rafi Was Here Studios" a creative playground for me... Rafi.
I was the kinda kid who always had his nose in a sketchbook. When I left high school my plan was to become an artist although my family had a different idea. It took several years before I realized that life is too short to not do what you love. So, here I am.
I am a full-time artist and I spend most of my time in the studio creating! I am an emotional artist (this doesn't mean I cry in my paint) I paint from my feelings and allow it to explode on the canvas.
"Rafi is known for his contemporary edgy
style and use of colors and texture, his
works are an eclectic and ever evolving
collection that speak to and from the soul." - PO10TIAL Magazine
I love what I do, creating something new that never existed before, or taking something old and discarded and creating something new and beautiful... something to be cherished.
The things I cherish most are love, passion for what I do, and finding the humor and fun in life. I convey these things with every piece of art I create, in the hope that people will feel those things too when they look at my work.
I have always been creative and imaginative for as long as I can remember. It's no surprise to me that experimental art is one of my favorite mediums; I've been taking things apart and turning them into something else since I was a kid (sometimes at the shock or disapproval of my parents :) Anything that could be disassembled was raw material for my inventive mind.
I love the abstract, the weird and shocking, the strangely beautiful, and the feelings that these things can evoke. That's why I do what I do.
When I'm not in my art studio, I can be found in the Video Editing/Recording Studio creating other fun works of art.
Thanks for stopping by, and most of all, have fun browsing my shop!