Doron Veltzer

Veltzer Doron (born Tel Aviv, 1976) is an Israeli artist.


The youngest son of newly arriving Russian immigrants, Doron showed an acute aptitude for painting from an early age. While growing up teaching himself how to paint by experimenting with the comics media, copying magazine covers off of the front pages of the "Bamahane" army monthly and by practicing airbrushing techniques and studying both contemporary graffiti designs and modern figure painters. The human figure and portrait would figure prominently throughout his oeuvre as metaphor for man seeking himself in the outer world.

At first, preferring not to receive formal art training or to regard art as work, he instead maintained his art as an ongoing occupation while studying a variety of subjects, including mainly mathematics and Computer science (working for a time as a freelance software developer) he also studied philosophy, physics, sociology, History, law and linguistics (including a number of languages).

In 2003 due to some drug and alcohol issues, coupled with a sleep disorder he underwent a mental episode, later diagnosed as a psychotic tremor. This period in his life would help him in deciding in 2004 to join the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and devote himself more thoroughly to his art.

In 2004 In Jerusalem he would meet fellow painter and future wife Reut Schaer.

The birth of their firstborn Aviya, prompted a move from Jerusalem. Doron and Reut now reside in the coastal city of Jaffa.

His plastic artwork is a blend of graffiti art and abstract art, blurring the borderlines between figurative and abstract representations. influenced mainly by American artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Cy Twombly but also shows sociological thematic influence by Israeli artists such as Raffi Lavie and Henry Schlezniak.

The works are intended as a formal commentary on the motivations and various influences operating on artists living outside the main art circuit. On the one hand to create an independent local culture, and at the same time, being pushed to interpret and incorporate other cultures during the age of ever-growing integration of visual and other media which dominated the turn of the 20th century.
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