If you’ve walked around Tel Aviv, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the work of Kristopher Kotcher.
Get to know the Austin, Texas native:
- Kristopher and his wife Amber moved to Tel Aviv about a year and a half ago, after she accepted a teaching position at the American School in Even Yehuda.
- Kristopher is a freelance illustrator and designer …
- … but he also paints murals and street art …
- … and makes designs for clothes, iPhone cases and bedding.
- Kristopher goes by the nickname Frenemy because “some people really hate street art and some people really love it. So, you’re a friend and an enemy to society.”
- His artwork is inspired by Dr. Seuss and Where the Wild Things Are.
- Kristopher says there is a “crazy amount” of talented street artists in Israel. “The quality of work here is really high.”
- Previously, Kristopher lived in Saigon, Vietnam and Seoul, South Korea, but he says Tel Aviv “has turned out to be my favorite city I’ve lived in throughout my entire life.”
Check out more of Kristopher’s work on his website.