Hello there! My name is Tahel Maor. I’m a 32-year-old artist living in Tel-Aviv, Israel. I studied Multidisciplinary Art. I love living in Tel Aviv, it’s a small city but truly inspiring. Though I am a winter person, most of the days in here are a never ending summer. It leaves me waiting most of my time missing and longing for the short winter days. But that’s fabulous, because what I love the most is that feeling of longing for something. This is the basic and the most powerful drive for my creation.

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My art tries to create a story or certain atmosphere that will form the line between beautiful and disturbing. Dealing with issues such as the meaning of home, childhood and fate, I confront and contrast the nostalgic with the suppressed, the permanent with the impermanent and the insignificant with the fateful. As a child, I encountered in a picture by De Kiriko, an Italian surrealist painter, and ever since I knew I wanted to be an artist. I love the mysterious atmosphere in his work, as though you are caught in a dream, where all logic and proportions change their meaning.

Nowadays, I find inspiration in many things, especially the simple ones: observing people in public places and trying to imagine their story, or finding an abandoned toy in the street. In order to create gloomy works, I need gloomy eyes. This is hard because life isn’t always like that. I need to make sure my “gloomy radar” is always on, even while I’m shopping or at a party. I don’t know sometimes if I chose this line of work because I always analyze reality that way or vice-versa. I guess this is the hard part of every Artist’s job, knowing where the artist ends and the person begins.

More info: tahelmaor.com

Can you love me again

At least we’re not alone

Grow up

As temporary as growth


Real estate


Void city

Stand still


Next, stop








Heads up




World march


Wait for me



Taking over