Yoni Zohar, lives and works in Tel Aviv, graduated from Rietfeld in 2008, and Hatahana 2020. He lived in Chicago for a while and painted figurative painting at the Pallete and Chisel Academy. He returned to Israel five years ago to study with his “Teacher and Master” David Nifo. For the past two years he has been painting artworks related to social protest and used them as an example of the tradition of international protests throughout history that led to change. He is particularly interested in the tension created in a situation that has the potential to replace the citizen’s freedom of expression against the governmental authority and its powerlessness. He cites Degas and Lautrec as artists that influences him and it’s noticeable in the construction of the composition and the placement of color in his work.