Eitan Barokas was born in New Jersey in 1995.
While he was surrounded by creativity and art throughout his childhood, he only began creating in his late high school years, painting for the first time just a year before beginning college. The tipping point came in the Summer of 2016, when Eitan set-up shop in New York City on SoHo’s historic Prince Street, a place where many of his favorite Artists, both past and present, had emerged. That Summer test-run of showcasing and selling his work served as the catalyst that dictated the path ahead:
In the year that followed, Eitan graduated from Emory University and moved back to New Jersey to pursue his dreams in Art. Since then, Eitan held his Debut Exhibition, ‘Yesterday’, in 2018, featuring 30 works at 127 Greene Street in New York City, as well as participating in and curating group shows across New Jersey and Manhattan. Shortly after, in the Summer of 2019, Eitan took part in a Two-Person Exhibition at Blackbird Gallery in New York City. From September of 2020 through March of 2021, Eitan showed two paintings at the Morris Museum for their Group Exhibition, ‘Dissonance.’
Most recently, Eitan completed a new series, “We Could Be Anywhere,” which features a new style of work and subject matter, centered around Colored Pencil works on Canvas, born from a hybrid of his Street Photography and Digital Art.
All throughout and in-between, he has privately sold original paintings, editioned prints, and commissions to collectors.
When I first started creating nearly ten years ago, I used Art as an outlet to express the feelings that I struggled to put into words. What I once saw as a means of expression has now become my primary form of communication.
At times, I mask my thoughts and ideas in Abstract Paintings that stand taller than me. On other days, I choose to be more direct, capturing people and scenes through my Street Photography and Digital Artwork, often bringing them to life on canvas by hand. Sometimes, I find myself somewhere in the middle, creating interdisciplinary artworks that bridge my abstract tendencies with bits of reality, too.
Every day is different, and so are my creations.
Life keeps changing— shouldn’t our Art, too?