Yoav Pour was born in 1960 in Haifa, Israel.
He spent a significant portion of his childhood living with his parents in various foreign countries. This influenced his creative worldview and exposed him to different cultures.
He continued travelling the world throughout his 20s, mainly in the Far East. During those trips he became familiar with the ancient silkscreen serigraph technique.
In 1992 he established a silkscreen serigraph workshop in Tel Aviv, where he created artistic silkscreen printings for many painters. He was and still is considered an international expert in the field.
In parallel, he also enjoyed painting as a hobby. Here he made use of the knowledge he acquired in the field of artistic printing—working with color compositions, layers, textures, and materials.
His works elicited such a favorable response from art lovers that he turned painting into his main focus in life.
Yoav places special emphasis on the painting’s color composition. In some of his works one can notice clear hints of calligraphy, influences of Latin and East Asian scripts, and to a certain extent—musical notes.
His technique is impulsive. He never uses brushes or painting knives, only spray paint and mainly his hands—to spray, spread, and drip paint.
His work style can be ascribed to the abstract expressionist art movement. The most famous representative of this movement is the American artist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956).
His works can also be ascribed to the URBAN STREET ART movement. They display a clearly visible relationship to graffiti.
Yoav’s paintings are exhibited in galleries around the world.