JOJO Alternative Design
by, 05-30-2012 at 01:42 PM (213 Views)
JoJo Ohayon's art has been described as unconventional and his colors as psychedelic. He still makes his home at Ein Tamar, creating his unusual three-dimensional works there, far from the maddening crowd of the metropolis. As a self-taught artist, he has developed his own methods, and combined them with a thorough knowledge of the use of static color, which he learned from his father.
“JoJo”, as an artist Yosef Ohayon, was born in Casablanca , Morocco in 1959 and immigrated with his family to Israel when he was six years old. After school he would work in his family printing business gaining knowledge of the artistic use of color and graphics. After his military service in the Israeli defence forces, JoJo and his young wife Deganit settled in Ein Tamar, a moshav south of the Dead Sea in the desert. There he made his home and worked the fields as a farmer on his land near the Jordanian border.His return to the arts eight years ago began thanks to a fortuitous problem with an agricultural monitoring device he was developing at the time. During the manufacturing process, the metal became twisted and malleable when water was applied at very high pressure. JoJo had inadvertently come up with a new idea, and began creating a series of furniture pieces that could be termed “Metallic Cushions”.
The quiet life on the moshav, the enthralling landscape of the dead sea, and the distance from the big city all influenced JoJo's style, making it refreshingly original. His later works of pitchers and housings for lighting, blend elegant, clean lines with coarse textures of a practically infinite variety.
ROCK Coffee tables
Jojo's Chairs Collection
JoJo's works are found in galleries, specialty decorator stores and enhance hotels in France, England, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, New-Zealand and Australia.