Born (1973) in Jerusalem, the son of renowned artist Avraham Ofek and studied art at Bezalel academy and in Haifa University.
Jonathan Ofek’s work derives its inspiration from various sources, including Mesopotamian, pre-Colombian, and early Christian art.
his work deals with place and its absence, yearning for a sense of belonging and at the same time, arousing a feeling of detachment, as well as issues of Judaism and Israeliness, existential anxiety and loss, emission and sacrificing.
Ofek's sculptures are nourished by the Hebrew culture: Noah's Ark, Aaron rod, exile, wanderings… his landscapes sculptures are ideal places, unattainable. A place for Ofek is not a realm of serenity but a landscape of solitude, and a reminder of the inter-generational lack of belonging.