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Ted Barr

Born: 1957

Hometown: Tel Aviv

Based in: Tel Aviv

Ted Barr was born in Constance Romania, on the shores of the Black Sea. At the age of four, his family immigrated to Israel. In 1975 Barr was drafted into the Israeli army, in which he served as a regular soldier, officer, and reservist for twenty-six years. In 1992 Barr graduated from Israeli Battalion Commanders' Academy and served as a deputy battalion commander with the rank of a Major.
In 1980, after release from his conscripted army service, Barr began a seven-year period of study in his fields of interest: Symbolism, Buddhism, Ancient Egypt, Numerology, and Kabbala and then went on to earn an M.B.A degree in marketing from the Tel Aviv University, graduating in 1990.
In 1995 Barr started seven years of private art lessons under the Israeli master Shlomo Tzafrir in Old Jaffa where his first exhibition opened to the public in 2001.
The leading concepts in Barr's art are deep space and celestial elements, the beginnings of life, embryos, ovum, and the development of the embryo in the womb, inspired by the images of the Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson.
Barr does not sign his name on his canvasses. Instead, he developed a private symbol that encapsulates his esoteric studies experience and represents his life philosophy written in his FLY book.
Barr has since exhibited his works in New York, Montreal, Palo Alto, Perugia, Guadalajara, Detroit, Chianciano Terme, Cannes, Miami, Toronto, Venice, Kathmandu, Jaipur, Udaipur, Berlin, Mumbai, Dallas, Delhi, and Paris. A full list of art shows appears on his website -
Barr wrote several books:
‘Krombie’, a children's book published by Shalgi PH, 1990
‘Frau Gruber's Farm’, an allegory about the Hitler regime, published by Tamuz PH in Hebrew, 2006, English version, 2011
'LTC Insurance', published by Bursi PH, 2009
'FLY- Have magic in your life', published by contento PH, 2017
In October 2008 Barr founded the Current Art Group, an international artist gathering, with over 7000 members worldwide.
Since 2009 Barr curates art shows for The Current Art Group in Miami, NYC, Paris, Venice, and Tel Aviv and leads the FLY workshops where he teaches his FLY (Free the Life within You) technique he developed and uses in his artworks.
Since 2014 Barr collaborates with architects and designers implementing his art in various industries like:
Architecture – with V5 Architects Firm, and the architect Benjamin Perry in charge, art on buildings, Jerusalem, Israel
Fashion - Label 2 Fashion House, Milano Italy
Cars - Ferrari cars, Boca Raton Florida
Furniture - Alex Padwa Design Studio, Tel Aviv, Israel
Romil Dhakar - Casa Arte, Udaipur, India
Raphael Grimberg Costa – Sao Paolo, Brasil
Kitchens and home decor - Yafit Riklin-Tifa, Haifa, Israel
Carpets - Bhadohi carpets, Bhadohi, India
Accessories – Mabood International, Varanasi, India
Starting from 2016 Barr developed targeted FLY workshops for schools, enhancing creativity and authentic self-expression, he works closely with educational plans in schools, art academies, and universities in Delhi, London, and Jerusalem.


Ted Barr In The Studio

Embrace the unexpected

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More About Ted Barr

Question IconWhat inspires you?

Deep Space, the cycles of life and the human formation

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

i m working on 4 tables simultaneously, the FLY process involves poring oil and acrylic liquid colors on the canvas then merging them with cold tar, the result always surprises and inspires me

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

flow, merge, share

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Kandinsky, Bezem and O'Keeffe

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

chop sticks

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

If i don t like the artwork i have painted i can cover it with white and start a new one

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

to the celestial observatory or to the forest

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VESSEL curators course

Italy, 2013

Battalion Commanders IDF

Israel, 1992

Tel Aviv University

Israel, 1990


Eindhoven art

Netherlands, 2022

Light Athens

Greece, 2022

London Art Bienalle

United Kingdom, 2021

Shibuya-Ku Art Station

Japan, 2021

CICA museum Gimpo

South Korea, 2020

Pragati Meidan Delhi

India, 2019

Fire Mountain Nimboli

India, 2018

Art Basel Miami

United States of America, 2017

Dacia Gallery NYC solo

United States of America, 2017

Art Pivot FLY teachings Udaipur

India, 2016

Chateau de Faverolls

France, 2015

Grand Rapids Artprize

United States of America, 2015

COL Ted Barr art in Perugia

Italy, 2015

Art Basel Miami

United States of America, 2015

Venice Bienalle

Italy, 2015

Frame of Mind Gallery, Toronto

Canada, 2014

Memoir de L'avenir Gallery Paris

France, 2013

Kathmandu Patan Museum

Nepal, 2013

UNAM San Antonio

United States of America, 2013

Vernon Gallery

Czechia, 2012

LMNT Gallery Miami

United States of America, 2012

Izmir Bienalle

Turkey, 2011

Luminarte Gallery Dallas TX.

United States of America, 2011

Ward Nasse NYC

United States of America, 2010

Hovinkartano collective

Finland, 2010

Opera House

Israel, 2010

Venice Bienalle

Italy, 2009

collective Chianciano Museum

Italy, 2009

Ted Barr in Guadalajara

Mexico, 2009

Light, Fusion Art Museum

United States of America, 2008

Deep Space Jaffa Museum

Israel, 2007