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Boaz Balachsan

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 97 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern); learning Arabic, Croatian, Czech, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • interdisciplinary designer & animator
  • BFA in Animation (Bezalel, Jerusalem)
  • From Haifa, Israel
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About Me

UPDATE!!!
I now live in Berlin! wuuhuuu :D
wait a little bit and i'll have a great place set up for you to surf in ;)

http://www.digitalboaz.com/

Grew up in Haifa, Traveled mostly around Europe and a little in the US. Recently finished my Animation studies at Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem (also been studying film in FAMU, Prague).

Have been a freelance artist for some years before too. exhibited in some galleries, organized a few social happenings and art-projects. And nowadays... I'm building an Eco-Art community in Israel and I'm mostly financing myself through freelance Animation, illustration, and design.

All in all, I'm trying to live life fully & actively. Hoping to experience and enjoy the world as it is, to help as much as i can, and to do my part in spreading happiness in the scenery and eating all the mushrooms and the marzipan on the way! :)

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Well... I'm hosting couch-surfers, and I'm trying to be positive and helpful in my life, spreading the CS sharing spirit all the time... :)

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

i was helped a lot, and am still being helped by the people in this project. Wherever I go, I meet amazing people that go through so much sometimes just to be able to host me. and I find it amazing, being able to exchange ideas and stories with people from all over the world...

Interests

Living, Cooking, Dancing, THE SEA, Reading, jumping, Traveling, hugging, Writing, Laughing, Thinking, Painting, feeling, nature, making music, Animation, Illustration, Design, making movies, VJ, listening to music, Hiking, Running, Loving, breathing, juggling...

Music, Movies & Books

Music : I especially love Jazz, Raggae, experimental electronic and rock, world/folk music, flamenco, Blues, Klezmer, modern classical...
and whatever else that's interesting...

bands i really love: The Polyphonic Spree, Talvin Singh, Eric Sumo, The Doors, DetektivByran, Karel Kryl, The Biluim, the F.S.O.L, The Giraffes, Dead Can Dance, The Shins, Culture, Simon and Garfunkel.... this list is really endless...

Movies: sin city, clockwork orange, big lebowski, natural born killers, fear and loathing in Las Vegas, Oldboy, odyssey in space, who framed roger rabbit, apocalypse now, dialogue, modern times, Pi, U turn, Baraka, The Truman show, man on the moon, dune (1984), eternal sunshine of a spotless mind, The life of Brian, planet of the apes (1968), Fight Club, Lost highway, what the bleep?, waltz with bashir...

Artists I like: Lucian Freud, Oscar Kokoschka, Michelangelo, Käthe Kollwitz, George Segal, Julie Dowling, CHERI CHERIN, Ed Kienholz, duane hanson, John DeAndrea, Léopold Rabus, Igal Tomarkin, Uri Reizman...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Traveling through Europe, i decided to walk from France to Spain, through the Mid-Pyrenees, and so I did . the climb was crazy, so high and rocky, so beautiful and harsh. stayed the night on the mountains, everything was hissing and flying because of the strong winds, and coming down from the other side the day afterwards, the view was so breathtaking, i just had to say something, so i shouted out the only phrase i knew in spanish at the time: "Beba otra copa de vino espanol!" which means: drink another cup of spanish wine! :OD

Teach, Learn, Share

wow, i can teach a lot about the different kinds of art: Animation, Illustration, Painting, Photography, and such... and what i know about my point of view on the world... maybe a thing or two about Judaism & life in Israel as well...

And Well, as to do with learning... I have a big appetite for learning all the time, so try me... :O)

P.S- I would really like to meet people who are interested in sharing knowledge and exchanging abilities. Invite me! i get spontaneous quite often! :)

What I Can Share With Hosts

1. What I have with me.
2. Knowledge
3. hugs

Countries I've Visited

Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Portugal

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