Born in Israel in 1972, Ofir Hirsh is a self-taught, multiple identities artist.
Whenever he experiences a significant change or adventure, he invents a new identity.
His body of work includes more than 1000 oils on canvas and 100 sculptures in terracotta, wood and other materials, created by more than 30 identities.
Ofir currently lives in Israel with his girlfriend Limor, and their 2 young kids.
Following an intense shamanic experience, he began painting oil on canvas in 1995 and in 1997 established with Limor, the Almogan Art Gallery in Rishpon, Israel.
He founded HCML, a boutique investment firm in 2001, and consulted on commodities trading and hedge funds strategies until 2014.
In 2002 Ofir & Limor re located to Las-Terrenas, Samana, Dominican Republic, and in 2008 founded together 'Fundacion Marlee-Jo' a non-profit for the children of ‘Agua Sabrosa’.
In 2009 a solo exhibition ‘Recuerdos de un Paraiso Terrenal’ organized by the Israeli Embassy in Santo Domingo and in 2010, following the earthquake in Haiti, participated in a group exhibition ‘Unidos por Haiti’ in Las-Terrenas, a collaboration with local artists that formed into the Las-Terrenas Art Gallery, where Ofir continued to exhibit.
In 2012 published his first book ‘Investilosophy; Investment Lessons Wrapped in a Story’
In 2013 came back to Israel, received a grant for exceptional excellence in plastic arts from the Israeli ministry of immigration absorption, and became a father!.
In 2015 participated in a group exhibition ‘Hecho-Aqui’ in La Vega, D.R
When I paint, I fly away.
I experience long hours of pure joy, free from worries, responsibilities and pain.
While I’m in the ‘zone’, I become lost quite comfortably and live intensively inside my work.
Much like in the jungle, I feel like a wild adventurer artist, and the adventure itself is the goal and the cultural value that I promote.
My work explores my subconscious territories, and since they are vast and constantly changing, I invent new ‘artists’ who help me explore them.
I believe that when I’m plugged into my subconscious, I simply cannot make mistakes.
In my art, quite similar to my personal life, I embrace the unknown and pursue freedom, beauty and pleasure.