“I was always entranced by people and I consider myself a humanist. What interests me in particular is the positive side of human beings. I’m not interested in dealing with hate, envy, anger, war and other negative aspects of humanity.” Natan`s motto in life is love, appreciation, respect and gratitude for people and the environment in which he lives. He illustrates this in his art.
Natan Elkanovich was born in Moldova, former USSR, in 1966. He attended Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv, Israel where he obtained a Bachelors of Fashion Design. Ever since painting became an integral part of his life, Natan has worked to develop his technique in which he mixes all kinds of materials including silicon, acrylic, and Swarovski elements and then applies them to canvas.
Natan has been awarded four Israeli Academy Awards for best costume design, including designing the costumes for acclaimed actress Gal Gadot’s last Israeli film. Natan executes portraits of famous people and paints homages to famous works-of- art which have influenced and impacted his life deeply both through philosophy and Pop Culture.