Hi there! :)
My name is Boaz Sides aka UNTAY, I'm a visual artist, mostly tattooer-muralist-illustrator, based in Tel Aviv & spreading love globally , graduated (2010) with honors from the department of Visual Communication at the Holon Institute of Technology and I'm mainly active in the alternative Israeli art scene.
I work with many mediums, out of research and curiosity, inspired by music, street art and graffiti, contemporary illustration and design, the grunge scene, natural environment in which I live in and by expressionism artists such as Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt.
My works are like a colorful ongoing illustrated diary that developed with time, mainly deal with personal experiences that guide me as an artist.
The works are therefore variegated, some autobiographical and others depicting communal experiences.
The majority of my works are figurative mixed with abstract and free lines, combination of classic drawings, illustrations and designs created on a variety of surfaces and mediums.
Since 2010 until today I exhibit my art in lots of exhibitions and events in Israel and overseas.
Important marks in my life/career:
Born & tried to figure it all out.
B.desgin degree on visual communication from HIT.
Designing and art directing in the Israeli design & hi-tech industry, from digital media to print, post-production, web & more ( Not doing it anymore)
Started to Paint in the streets
Moved to Tel Aviv
My first independent solo show.
I co-found with Ben and Alon (from Dasilva Boards co.) the ‘Prettimess Collective‘ that gather a group of talented alternative and independent Israeli artists, today we have big studio and events space we share together in the south of Tel Aviv in order to promote our ideas and dreams.
I painted my first building facade in Loures arte publica urban festival, Lisbon, Portugal.
Painted a facade as part of Urban forms street art project in Lodz, Poland.
Quit my day job and for the first time become a full time independent artist.
From April until August I took part in 3 floors exhibition at Beit Hair museum in Tel Aviv with my creative family from Prettimess collective, We gathered 1800 visitors and art lovers at the opening evening and few more thousands later on.
In between the exhibition we did two more art events in the museum.
In April, for 12 days, I painted the biggest murals ever painted in Tel Aviv as a commission for EXPO Tel Aviv's convention center & the 10th Fresh-Paint art fair anniversary.
Painted a school facade in Bayonne, France. as part of Points De Vue street art festival.
Co-found with Katya Bariudin & Ben Kaufman the 'STYLEFOOL' design school in order to teach artists the knowledge of independence creativity & style developing in a method of mentoring classes.
Continue tattooing, making art, producing events with Prettimess, traveled London, Atlanta, Nashville, Mexico city & Sinai.
Making art, tattooing, listen to lots of music, get my small talk skills better and still trying to figure it all out :) .
Thanks for looking at my portfolio and feel free to contact me anytime
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