David Gerstein (1944) is an Israeli born male painter and sculptor who creates works that are accessible to the layman and art connoisseur alike. His style has been one in constant evolution, over the years he’s visited themes and materials that directly reflected the world around him, but that did not always go with the status quo of the art movements. Rather than taking the easy route of criticism and cynicism, Gerstein took on the role of creating works both ironic and beautiful. When artists were often butting heads against the system of industrialization and commercialism of imagery via the pop art and post-pop art movement, Gerstein simply, ironically and beautifully asks, “So what?”
Gerstein’s art offers his views a moment of reprieve into a more optimistic and Zen world filled with radiant colors and a delightful aesthetic. The colors attract the eye via animal instincts that cannot resist the immersion in the dazzling and loud colors of Gerstein’s palette. Part of what sets Gerstein apart is his uncanny ability to see the exquisite in the world in a Buddha-like manner that gives us permission to occasionally laugh at our follies, if not completely ignore them, in a subtle, humorous style.