Gerstein has always been motivated by a sense of adventure, even mischief. Often he came to conscious artistic decisions, which brought him to make remarkable shifts and turns in his work.
David Gerstein is an Israeli painter and sculptor. Born in 1944 in Jerusalem, Israel, Gerstein studied art after his military service, first at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and then at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is a figurative artist who developed a skillful technique for dynamic three-dimensional sculpture. Gerstein's works are a narrative in nature and explore his environment, life, and experience, capturing his insight into the world. His works reflect the innocence of childhood, viewing the world with an amused non-critical gaze. There is also a subtle self-irony expressing the reality of contemporary life. Elements of the surreal, abstract, and conceptual permeate Gerstein's pieces. Combining metal sculpture and painting, his colorful works exude movement, depth, and humor.