Dov Lederberg grew up in the Philadelphia area (Central HS 211) and began his involvement in the arts at Haverford College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Fine Art concentrating on the experimental film and became an active film-maker within The New American Underground. One of his works, entitled "Eargogh", an interpretation of the life of Vincent Van Gogh starring Jack Smith and Marie Menken, was widely screened at the time. In the late Sixties Dov studied in yeshivas in NYC and Israel. Between 1970 and 1994 he worked as an independent film director, mainly for Israel Television, making documentary and educational films. Since 1983 Dov has been deeply involved in using new art mediums and techniques to express the subtle ideas of Jewish mystical teachings and meditation.
His current work is involved with kabbalah mandalas and visual paradigms for dialogue, triptychs and wax congealings within the abstract illusionist genre. His paintings and video art are exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and Israel.
Dov lives in Safed Israel and has an alternate address in Chicago.
I am engaged in the converging vectors of art and science, but receive added inspiration from
kabbala teachings & meditation and try to create visual forms in paintings on canvas(but also
video art) conducive to mystical experience and self-transformation.
I like to regard myself as an "emerging" artist creating art with many layers and meanings that
"emerge" before the viewer, an evocative gestalt that invites the viewer's interaction and discovery. This effect is enhanced by viewing the work with avatar-type 3-D glasses (which of course is difficult to achieve in this web context) or turning the painting on its different sides.