Know Hope is internationally known for his poetic and often melancholic artworks, which pertain to the precarious nature of human existence and revolve around the world of feelings connected with the human predicament. In this context one finds in his work the recurring motifs of hearts and hour-glasses, suggesting the fragile and easily broken nature of existence.
The artist paints his elegant yet vulnerable creatures on walls, draws them with delicate ornament on paper or cardboard, or places his artworks as lit-up Chinese lanterns in the cities that he visits - reminding of the transitory nature of existence. "I hope to move heavy hearts at least one inch to the side by confessing that I'm petrified and secretly in love with the world," Know Hope writes in connection with the hope that his works advance. The California-born Know Hope lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. His art was and is to be found in the cities, streets and galleries of Israel, the UK, Norway, Italy, Canada and the U.S.A.
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