Yoel Benharrouche (b. 1961) is an Israeli painter and sculpturer who combines deep spiritual concepts from the worlds of Judaism and Kabbalah, with a unique technique. In his works, there is always a story, a message, a constant search for beauty and poetry, religion and love, passion and serenity.
The angels of Jerusalem: these are the arms of the universe that extricate the ideas concealed deep within and bring them out to the external, revealed plane of reality. Every such angel is an expression of the passion and yearning for the absolute Good. We can help beautify and restore balance to our world by mounting the wings of the angels and dispersing the great light. The angels of the city are also the pipelines of the city which carry the supreme light into our world. The angels of Jerusalem are the arms of Ein Sof (eternity) branching out in every direction to enliven the universe with a healthy dose of blessings and goodness. The lives lived by the angels reflect the attributes which we must strive to internalize to make it possible for the higher values to expand and penetrate the lower planes of the physical world. The angels of the city hold the secret to the bonds necessary to bridge these worlds. They are the link between the ideas and their implementation in this world. The angels are the hands of higher thought, and they carry out the actions in our world. The angel of the artist knows to translate his inner life into a work of art that has a taste and a smell, color and material.”