Eitan Barokas is under construction, caught somewhere between mediums, styles, explorations, and stories to tell— but all throughout, he’s been steadily creating for nearly the last decade.
A painter with digital roots, and in the last few years, working with a focus on interdisciplinary concepts that exist somewhere where digital and physical worlds meet— Eitan’s shift from canvas works in the abstract to more direct representations and narrations in his latest projects are reminiscent of the line he’s been navigating since he first began creating Art: the interrogation and understanding between himself and the world, powered by a dedication to Keeping It Moving.
While he was surrounded by creativity and Art throughout his childhood, eitan only began to create in his late high school years. Eitan’s beginnings in Art quickly escalated from hobby to passion—as he painted for the first time just a year before beginning college.
During his time at Emory University, he majored in both Business and Interdisciplinary Studies—yet Eitan was creating just as much as he was studying. From a make-shift studio in his dorm room, to working in classrooms across campus, Eitan painted consistently throughout his four years at University.
The tipping point came in the Summer of 2016, when Eitan decided to set-up shop in New York City on SoHo’s historic Prince Street, a place where many of his favorite Artists, both past and present, had emerged. That Summer test-run of showcasing and selling his works in SoHo served as the catalyst that dictated the path ahead:
In the year that followed, Eitan graduated from Emory and moved back to New Jersey to focus on further developing his artistry.
Since then, Eitan held his debut, solo-show, 'Yesterday', in 2018, featuring 30 original works in SoHo, New York City, as well as participating and curating in group shows across New Jersey and Manhattan.
Shortly after, in the Summer of 2019, Eitan took part in a Two-Person Exhibition at Blackbird Gallery in New York City. From September of 2020 through March of 2021, Eitan had two paintings on view at the Morris Museum as a part of their Group Exhibit, 'Dissonance'. The Show was exhibited in the Museum's Main Gallery.
Most recently, Eitan's been building the, "We Could Be Anywhere", project, which features a new style of work and subject matter, centered around digital artwork,
physical artwork, writing, and street photography.
All throughout and in-between, he has privately sold original paintings, limited edition prints, and commissions to collectors.