"I see the grotesque as a subversion and annihilation of the established order in favor of an animalistic gratification orgy. It is a radicalization of reality to the brink of monstrosity, the trampling of the boundaries of good taste in order to free man from his humdrum existence. The grotesque elements of my work are evasive and double-edged: the viewer looks at figures who undermine conventions of gender and beauty. They, for their part, critically gaze back to the viewers, forcing them to ask whether it isn’t really they who are the 'outsiders.' I try to highlight society’s ambivalent vis-à-vis the other and the grotesque: adulation and persecution, compassion and disgust, recognition versus alienation. The canon needs the grotesque, just as the mainstream needs its margins – as a mirror to define it. I think that the cynical use of the other for the establishment of good order is in itself grotesque." (Gil Yefman, Wild Exaggeration Catalog – Haifa Museum 2009)

oil on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2010
Francesca (Home): oil on canvas, 100x100 cm, 2010

oil on canvas, 60x50 cm, 2009
Yuval: oil on canvas, 60x50 cm, 2009

oil on wood, 170x90 cm, 2008
Dana on the Rocks: oil on wood, 170x90 cm, 2008

oil on canvas, 100x80 cm, 2007
Francesca (Interior): oil on canvas, 100x80 cm, 2007

oil on canvas, 100x70 cm, 2006
Pearl: oil on canvas, 100x70 cm, 2006

oil and acrylic on canvas, 50x35 cm
Moon Eater: oil and acrylic on canvas, 50x35 cm

Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008
Alien: Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008

Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008
Mari: Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008

Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008
Passion: Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008

Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008
City Life: Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008

Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008
Naked: Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008

Etching, 20x15 cm, 2008
The Circus: Etching, 20x15 cm, 2008

Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008
Pavillion: Etching, 25x25 cm, 2008

Etching, 30x25 cm, 2008
The End: Etching, 30x25 cm, 2008

Pastel on paper, 30x23 cm, 2010
Francesca (Army): Pastel on paper, 30x23 cm, 2010

Aquarell on paper, 26x20 cm, 2010
Francesca (closeup): Aquarell on paper, 26x20 cm, 2010

Blue ink on paper, 40x35 cm, 2008
Marath A Bouk (Pioneer): Blue ink on paper, 40x35 cm, 2008

Pencil on paper, 30x25 cm, 2006
Cruel: Pencil on paper, 30x25 cm, 2006

Pastel on paper, 20x15 cm, 2003
Pink Flamingo: Pastel on paper, 20x15 cm, 2003

Pencils on paper, 40x35 cm, 2002
Gi(r)l with Flowers: Pencils on paper, 40x35 cm, 2002