Yuval Robichek

 

BIO

Born in Haifa, Israel in 1959, Robichek’s illustrations come like a breath of fresh air in the often too heavy political climate of the Middle East. True to the mentality of the Tel Aviv “Bubble” where he now lives, Robichek’s subject is as a-political as can be. He takes his inspiration straight from the streets and the sea shores which he loves.

Yuval Robichek has been working as an illustrator for major media outlets, corporations, ad agencies and small businesses in the United States and Israel for over two decades. His work has been published in the New York Times and Forbes Magazine in the United States, and in all the major newspapers and magazines in Israel (Yedioth Ahronoth, Ma’ariv, Israel HaYom, Time Out Tel Aviv, etc.).  His corporate clients have included British Airways, Yes Satellite Services, Bank Leumi, and Superpharm. He is currently working on a campaign with Perrier.

Yuval studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and gives illustration courses at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Robichek also mixes his illustrations with photography, á la Marty CooperJean Jullien, and Sean Charmantz, playing with spacial relations or adding plot twists to his coarse black-and-white film.

Last but now least, Yuval also DJ’s in various Tel Aviv venues and has appeared in the 2015 famous Israeli comedy “Atomic Falafel”

PROUSTING IT

1. What is your greatest fear? That ideas should stop coming

2. What is your current state of mind?  Relaxed

3. What is your favourite occupation? Restaurant critic

4. What historical figure do you most identify with? Bible prophets

5. Which living person do you most admire? Tomi Ungerer

6. Who is your favourite fictional hero? Peter Pan

7. Who are you real-life heroes? Liverpool FC

8. What is your most treasured possession? My headphone

9. When and where were you happiest? Right now, in Tel Aviv

10. What is your most obvious characteristic? Optimistic

11. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? I don’t know how to make a lot of money

12. What is the trait you most deplore in others? People who don’t listen

13. What is your greatest extravagance? My kids

14. What is your favourite journey? To a deserted island

15. What do you most dislike about your appearance? No complaints

16. What do you consider the most over-rated virtue? Being honest

17. On what occasion do you lie? In order to save my life

18. Which words or phrases do you most over-use? Look 

19. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? The ability to sleep when it’s noisy around

20. What do you consider your greatest achievement? I enjoy my way of living

21. Where would you like to live? Japan

22. What is the quality you most admire in a man? Smile with their eyes

23. What is the quality you most admire in a woman? Smile with their eyes

24. What is it you most dislike? Very cold winters 

25. What do you value most in your friends? Ethics, morals

26. How would you like to die? With a smile

27. If you were to die and come back as a person or an animal, what do you think it would be? A free bird

28. If you could choose an object to come back as, what would you choose? A car 

29. What is your motto, the words you live by or that mean a lot to you? Let go

30. Who has been the greatest influence on you? My Father