Or Menaged

 

An autodidact artist, based in Haifa, Israel.

Or’s inspiration is driven from movies, comic book and also his dreams, but mainly from a large group of contemporary artists, such as are James Jean, Takashi Pom and Allen Williams.

Or’s works are also inspired from more classical influences, such as Caspar David Friedrich, Goya (specifically Goya’s etchings), and old etchings such as of Rembrandt's and Van Gogh’s Blue “phase”.

In his works Or tries to talk about the everyday troubles and  focus on mental health problems, which in his opinion “ is the epidemic of the modern age, as too many people knowingly from and other are unknowingly suffer as they get no help from their surroundings.” Another issue he like to tackle a lot lately is an existential one, fear of the question: “why are we here and what is our purpose, in this modern age where there are too many people and much less place to be recognized for your contribution. Do you become another cog in the machine, or should you try to break out of the mold, one way or another?

His traditional process is very different, it’s usually a one shot, no sketch or preparations beforehand, as it divulges into 2 forms: digital and traditional. The digital process is a very rough sketch, which finalized into a drawing in black and white. When the line art is complete, he either color the drawing or I add textures and the small details with unique brushes to get the wanted effect. The final process is to prepare the artwork for its specific use; in case of a comic book, he crop it and place it on a comic page, or if it’s an illustration, to tidy the edges and adjust the size.