"I create art as an exploration of the question: Who am I? Each painting is complemented by a poem that aids me in understanding the contents of my temporary 'I' at that moment. What is becoming apparent is that all the momentary content does not define who I am. The authentic 'I' emerges in the happiness that is inherent."
Giora Carmi is a versatile creative professional with a rich artistic journey. Beginning as a graphic designer and illustrator from 1972 to 1985, he continued his illustrative work in the vibrant landscape of New York City from 1985 to 2002. Transitioning to art therapy from 2002 to 2018, Carmi discovered a new dimension of creativity in helping others express themselves.
Since 2018, he has embraced his role as a full-time artist, leaving a trail of impactful work in his wake. Throughout his career, Carmi has left his mark on the literary world, having designed approximately 200 book covers and illustrated 42 children's books. His creative prowess has been regularly featured in esteemed publications such as The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Carmi's artistic journey extends beyond print and digital media; he has showcased his work in numerous local galleries, leaving an indelible mark on the art scene. Notably, he held a solo exhibition in Koln, Germany, adding an international flair to his portfolio.
Currently, Carmi is immersed in the creation of books that blend art, poetry, and short stories, showcasing the depth and diversity of his creative expression.
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist