Jacob Porat is distinguished by his search for different, various forms of expression. The exhibitions he has held throughout
the years expose the constant and changing elements of his works in all possible aspects: techniques, compositions, and themes.
Although evident in his work, his literary education does not make his paintings an illustration of literary writings. Rather,
it serves as the driving force of the painting, an enabler of deeper expression and intricacy of the visual statement. Porat’s
paintings have a life of their own, and these lives have been an integral part of his works since he has begun painting to
date. His works in general, and “Conversations with Kafka” in particular, strike a correct balance between the
“painting instinct”, which is based on intuition and talent and the intellect that is aware of itself and of the
literary interpretation of themes.
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