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I am Arbel
I am the artist behind the alter ego of Arbel420aka. I create surreal images using elements from pop culture and life around me. I am the leading voice in the Digital Pop Dada Surrealism art genre (a genre I invented).
I'm showing the absurdity of the art world and pop culture in today's technological age by combining and juxtaposing images with my weird (and sometimes dark) sense of humor.
Born in 1977. Started drawing at the age of 3, and never stopped since. My destiny has been written with a V5 Pilot pen and I think it read "Thou shall not work in an office!". So, I became an artist.
Through the years, I've had a successful weekly comic strip in Israel, I won a few art and design awards and created some cool logos. My art was featured by Snoop Dogg, Alex Pardee, Sam Flores and others in their social media feeds. Outside the art world, I owned and operated, with my wife, a boutique hotel in Costa Rica, traveled, was part of a dancehall soundsystem crew, worked as a kindergarten teacher and had sporting a beard since I was 17.
I'm a husband and a stay-at-home dad to two wonderful kids. I'm an avid comic reader, an ok gamer and a pot smoker. I draw, paint, illustrate and put street stickers up, but in the past few years I've been concentrating mostly on various collages techniques and digital media. In the fall of 2015 I published my first book, "Digital Pop Dada Surrealism (and you)", after a successful campaign on Kickstarter. I try to to explore new media and new techniques hoping to improve myself all the time.
cutting stuff and putting it back together
20 years. I haven't clean shaved since 1995
not everybody will understands it
blow trees daily
I love street art. I always admired people who share their styles and ideas with the “everyday” men and women of cities. Wherever I travel, I always look for street art – graffiti, murals, tags, paste-ups, stencils, stickers, installations and/or whatever creative people share with the world. I have albums, with tons of street art,[…]
Yo! If you need to ask what does the “420” in my name means, we’re probably from different worlds… 4:20 is the international number, representing WEED SMOKE. Yes, I smoke weed. I’ve been smoking it for over 20 years and it has been a motivation, an inspiration and a cure. In the past 12 months[…]
So…. I recently self-published my first book, collecting hundreds of original collage and compiled in a beautiful 8.5″X8.5″ inch format. The book started as a KICKSTARTER idea, when each backer for the project got a special, personalized collage in the book. The project itself took me a couple of months to finish but was a[…]
Yo! New website, new blog! let’s start: Hi, My name is Arbel Ratzin aka Arbel420AKA and I’m a digital-pop-dada-surrealist. You don’t know what digital-pop-dada-surrealism is? it’s ok – I invented the term. Basically, I create digital surreal collage images that are based on and influenced by pop culture and mass media. Most of my pieces[…]