The gallery exhibits works by JOJO (Yosef Ohayon) – an artist and designer who chose to live in Moshav Ein-Tamar, near the Dead Sea, and to create his works in the serene, powerful and enchanted desert. His works draw inspiration from a variety of origins, while combining Ethnical design approaches with contemporary and Western ones. Moreover, his works incorporate unique and innovative techniques. This combination instills his works with originality, as pieces that aim to stretch boundaries and seek new and surprising visual possibilities.
JOJO was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1958. During his childhood he absorbed an artistic atmosphere, since his father and brother reached high achievements in the mediums of painting and sculpture. Throughout the years, as a multi-disciplinary artist, he began experimenting with various materials: metals, wooden platforms, canvases, various colors and more. His works express bold vitality and human warmth, while deeply reflecting human hopes and dreams, aspiring to portray true beauty and harmony. They often incorporate human figures and images from nature. For example, the images of colorful pregnant women symbolize fertility and life-force; while the flower fields transmit bursting optimism, painted with strong vibrant colors that contradict the landscape of the desert, where the artist creates.
JOJO’s works are world-renowned. They are sold in Israel, the USA, Europe, Australia, China and more. They are exhibited in dozens of galleries in various places across the world. These works can be placed in private and public spaces, business places, large hotels and more. Their positioning often takes place in collaboration with architects and top-notch interior designers.
Original, daring and innovative are key words reflecting artist, Jojo's (Yosef Ohayon , 57) world. Daring and self-expression are the name of the game and each creation brings a fresh surprise.
While focusing on his artistic work far from city centers and contemporary fashion dictates, Jojo, who lives and works at Moshav Ein Tamar close to the Dead Sea coast, succeeds in creating three-dimensional creations from iron that are surprising in their original vitality. Jojo has developed innovative production and design techniques for his range of artistic objects, assisted by the experience and work tradition that he had acquired from his father already in Casablanca, his birthplace.
The JOJO Gallery in downtown Tel Aviv features an amazing selection of original creations that are characterized by neat aristocratic lines with wild textures and an infinite gamut of shades and colors, unique abstract paintings, furniture diversified using special techniques (water pressure for inflating iron), tall iron vases and delicately lined wall sculptures with touches of soft colors.
At the gallery, we specialize in customizing items to customer needs and, as a family concern, are especially proud of the personal attention and professional solutions that we offer - All items are available in any color and dimensions can be adapted.
While at first glance this is not always distinguishable, all of Jojo's design items are made from different metals, moistly iron or stainless steel. Lightly tapping a creation, or a more in-depth look at the conspicuous welding lines, expose its secrets. After the assembly and welding stage, the works undergo a painting process in a kiln using semi-transparent color powders that Jojo imports especially from Italy.
While the armchairs are produced using many unique methods, indubitably, the most interesting technique of all, is that of inflating with water pressure. Jojo, who was a farmer in the past at Moshav Ein Tamar, has taken advantage of his technical skills for constructing machines for sorting and washing melons. A metal tank that contained a large volume of water did not withstand the pressure and swelled into the shape of a large metal "cushion." Thus, what commenced as a hitch in the manufacture of an agricultural machine became the artist's unique and inventive technique.
Jojo Gallery -Tel Aviv (play video)
Jojo's creations have won acclaim overseas, where we exhibit them in numerous galleries and design stores and specialize in large hotel projects. At least 50% of the artist's works are delivered to overseas customers.
The Dead Sea Sculpture – 7 meter high situated in a central square at the Dead Sea. Represents the artist perception of the Sea increasingly drying up over the years. Made out of metal and coated with ceramic tiles.
Jojo's sculpture - Mount EVEREST, Nepal - with stones from the Dead sea. The exchange of the stones is a symbol of the friendship between the two peoples and the relationship between the highest point on Earth to the lowest point.
Trade shows and exhibitions at the USA, Australia and Israel