I’m Joram Baruch, painter and enrtrepeneur. Born on 16 May 1962 in Laren (NH) and after a short study graphic design on my eighteenth started as a free lance designer and moved to Israel. After 5 years I decided that it was time to expand my skills and I moved to Italy at the Istituto di Design in Milan to study industrial design. After my studies I choose another path in life as music manager and organizer of events in Italy and Netherlands. I started to work as a Booker at EuroPop (one of Europe’s largest booking agents). Later I produced music videos and worked on several feature films.
In 2001 I moved to Costa Rica to start my own Lounge/restaurant Shake Joe’s, designed and build it from scratch (a childhood dream). What eventually became one of the most popular destinations in the Pacific. I managed the restaurant for ten years, until in 2011 I decided that it was time for a change and returned to Netherlands.
Here I started with my new passion, painting. Which I do with airbrush, acrylic and oilpaint on Canvas. Since then I have more than 100 paintings created and participated in many exhibitions in the Netherlands and Israel (where I’ve lived another year in 2014).
In February 2016 I had a gigantic painting made for the departure of the Dutch rapper Tony Scott in Paradiso (Amsterdam). This painting was also used for his retirement CD. This same year I started another challenge and that is body-painting. I have already been on multiple bodypaint events in Amsterdam, Belgium. San Francisco and New York.
For the time being I continue my passion creating more paintings for now and for the future
View Joram’s Work
2013 Klashorst Gallery, Kasbank – Amsterdam, Diep – Amsterdam, Kis Gallery,
2014 Opening Artistic Year – Amsterdam, Pachot mi elef -Tel Aviv, Art &Twist – Tel Aviv, Warehouse 100 – Tel Aviv.
2015 Klashorst Gallery, Wicked Kitchen – Amsterdam, Loods 18 – Kerkrade, Dam’s collective – Amsterdam.
2016 Jewish Historical Museum – Amsterdam, Stadsschouwburg – Amsterdam, Betsy’s – Amsterdam, Kiss Gallery – Amsterdam. Paradiso – Amsterdam
2017 Josha – Amsterdam, Stadsschouwburg – Amsterdam, Du Colombier – Paris, Salon 1813 – Apeldoorn, Het Paard van Troje – Den Haag
2018 NDSM fuse – Amsterdam, Carlton Hotel NL, De Barones
Body Paint art
In every person hides an artist or a model and therefore its very important to be able to express our selves.
It does not really matter if you are pretty, good looking, really smart or if you are the best artist and studied for years on an art school, In Bodypainting everybody can find a way to express themselves and become the human canvas or the painter of it.
The only thing we promote is freedom of expression no matter what. Instead of other organizations we are a non political and a no statements making Art group.
We don’t protest, we don’t discriminate, we are not nudist, not sexual. But we recognize that every human being is born naked and we should appreciate the fact that our bodies are worth to be showed and can be pieces of Art.
The so called HUMAN CANVAS.