Riding a Bicycle by Leonid Balaklav
About the Artist:
Leonid Balaklav was born in 1956 in Moldavia.
He graduated from the Art school in Kiev (1971-1973), and from the Art Institute in Odessa (1974).
Balaklav immigrated to Israel in 1990 and settled in Jerusalem. Balaklav was known as a promising artist in Moldavia.
in his early work in Russia, he sought to conduct a dialogue with the works of the great masters such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Repin.
The acme of Balaklav's paintings is the self-portraits; in these paintings, he puts himself into
states of environmental pressure, one can feel the absent presence of the artist, it seems like he is fading in the nothingness around him
. Balaklav lives and works in Jerusalem. His works are exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections in Israel and worldwide.