Yael Balaban has achieved something that very few artists have done throughout history: she has developed a completely new and unique painting technique.
Yael’s technique is characterized by many ink-drawn spirals clustered together to create a larger composition, resulting in delicate and beautiful art. The inspiration for this style was the clerk's signature on the "purge" document that led to Yael’s grandfather’s execution during Stalin's rule. Balaban's works correspond with a variety of cultural topics, including art history, music, science and literature. Yael has exhibited her art in dozens of individual and group exhibitions, and has won the Israeli Minister of Culture and Sports Award for visual arts in 2014.