As a painter and a sculptor (and one of Israel's most famous modern artists), David Gerstein seeks to expand the limits of two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional sculptures. His easily recognizable artistic colorful syntax has found its place in private homes and collections, as well as public spaces around the world. His works have been given by Israel's Foreign Ministry to heads of state around the world.
Born and Bred in Israel, Trained in Paris, London and New York
Born in Jerusalem and trained at Bezalel Academy, David Gerstein went on to study in Paris, New York and London before returning to Jerusalem, where he is currently based. Gerstein has developed an instantly recognizable style that can be found all over the world, in public spaces and private collections. His creations are colorful and confident, but also deceptively simple; beneath the lighthearted expressiveness seems to lie subtler meaning. Judaica Webstore offers a line of Gerstein painting-sculpture hybrids that are an excellent size for displaying in the home.
Available Gerstein works include his painted menorahs. Wrought in cut metal and painted in colors so bright that they make one think simultaneously of childhood and automotive finishes, Gerstein's menorahs come in a variety of designs, including butterflies, bird motifs, and a dove with olive branch. The candleholders in each of these designs is removable so it can be easily washed and stored, leaving the sculpture to adorn your home all year long. Gerstein has also created several hamsa sculptures that bear messages like "Good Tidings", "Peace upon Israel", and "Mazal Tov", all in Hebrew, of course. There is also a fascinating interpretation of Jacob's ladder, where a sleeping Jacob serves as a base for a ladder covered in brightly-colored, dancing angels.
The Everyday Rendered Remarkable
Also available are a number of sculptures concerning everyday subjects, like Gerstein's runners, free standing men and women runners painted in a brightly colored futurist manner suggesting strength and speed. Cyclists are another subject that greatly interest Gerstein. We have cyclists engaged in competition, rendered similarly to the runners, as well as more lyrical pieces: a bicycling father and daughter meeting a dove, and a woman bicycling amidst a rabble of butterflies.
Check out Gerstein's birds, his LOVE sculpture, his cypress trees and his bouquets. And don't forget about his fruit bowls, where he's submitted his colored cut metal to the practical duty of holding an arrangement of oranges, bananas and apples! The fruit bowls are available in two motifs: camels and brush strokes.
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- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Strokes of Love£120.69 £88.29
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Hamsa with Butterflies£120.69 £80.19
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Spring Ride£225.99 £153.09
- David Gerstein Signed Hanukkah Menorah Sculpture - Butterflies (Double Sided)£226.80 Special Price £181.52
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Jerusalem Lion£185.49 £120.69
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Disco - Fruit Bowl£306.99 £201.69
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Jacob's Ladder£290.79 £193.59
- David Gerstein Signed Brush Strokes Fruit Bowl£234.09 £201.69
- David Gerstein Signed Hanukkah Menorah Sculpture - Brush Strokes (Double Sided)£242.19 Special Price £181.52
- David Gerstein Signed Hanukkah Menorah Sculpture - Shalom Hamsas (Priestly Blessing)£242.19 Special Price £181.52
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Hoopoe Bird (Double Sided)£178.20 £153.09
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Champion£218.70 £185.49
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Butterflies' Dance£230.04 £153.09
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Winning Bird£120.69 £80.19
- David Gerstein Run for Your Freedom Free Standing Sculpture£223.56 £149.04
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture – Ascending Stairs£242.19 £149.04
- David Gerstein Butterfly Sculpture£234.09 £153.09
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Face to Face£113.40 £88.29
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Window with Doves£96.39 £80.19
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Armstrong Bike£194.40 £153.09
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Shalom Doves£113.40 £80.19
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Window with Couple£96.39 £80.19
- David Gerstein Signed Wall Hanging - Butterfly - Hava£113.40 £80.19
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Head With Runner£97.20 £80.19
- David Gerstein Good Luck Hamsa Free Standing Sculpture£113.40 £80.19
- David Gerstein Mira Butterfly Double-Sided Wall Sculpture£113.40 £80.19
- David Gerstein Signed Hamsa Sculpture - Mazal Tov£113.40 £80.19
- David Gerstein Large Signed Sculpture - Tulips£242.19 £217.89
- David Gerstein Mazal Tov Hamsa Free Standing Sculpture£113.40 £80.19
- David Gerstein Shalva Cow Free Standing Sculpture£161.19 £104.49
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Swingers£194.40 £144.99
- David Gerstein Signed Sculpture - Springtime Window£120.69 £80.19