Born in Israel in 1975
Although it seems that figurative art is self-explanatory, Haller’s paintings present riddles that require deciphering. He started collecting images after his parents passed away, both of them were holocaust survivors. While clearing out their home he found boxes of carefully kept photos, each representing a cherished memory that survived the war. Some photos are of known family members but others are unidentifiable, leaving the artist to make up his own stories from these estranged but nostalgic images.
Haller became interested in historical images and began adding to his parents collection from old magazines and internet sites. Like an archaeologist he removed his images from their original context into his private archive, with the clear intention of using them as material for his art.
2000-2004 Jerusalem Studio School (Israel Hershberg). Courses with Stuart Shills, Neal Reilly, Rina Natarova, Eldad Farber and Ben Trit.
2002, 2003 ISA (International school of art) Umbria, Italy. 2 semesters on a student exchange program. Studied with Bruce Gagnier, Ron Cohen, Dan Gustin and Allen Feltus.
1997-2000 Studied sculpture in “Create a space” – Paul Harrison Taylor.