Natan Elkanovich was born in Moldova under the communist regime of the former USSR.
To be a child of free, artistic spirit in these times was extremely difficult.
Careful not to speak in such a way that could be considered subversive for fear of the authorities or whistleblowing neighbors, his solution was to bring his ideas to life through the decoration of the meals he made together with his mother in their kitchen.
As a blossoming youth, Natan made his move to Israel for a new life.
This enabled him to transmute his childhood innovations with food, to become art on canvas.
He went on to attend Shenkar, College of Engineering and Design, Tel Aviv, and got his Bachelor of Design Degree in Fashion Design.
Between 1995-2015, parallel to his painting career, he has worked as a Senior Costume Designer in the Israeli cinema and television industry, for which he was granted 4 times the Israeli academy award for best costume design.
Natan’s 3D paintings are shown in elite galleries throughout the world, sharing walls with leading masters of our time.
Embedded in his art, is a genuine appreciation for humanity.
Identifying as a humanist, Natan seeks to emphasize and explore the beauty in humanity, together with the elements of love, nostalgia,
longing, appreciation, honor and gratitude.
As a son of a Holocaust survivor and a prisoner of Stalin’s communist regime, Natan chose to celebrate life and the gifts it brings, and portray it in his art.