Tattoo artist Yoni Zilber‘s work leans toward the spiritual and the archaic, with a mythological allure that fills in the blanks between body and mind. Though his subject matter is varied- he works outside of the borders of traditional spiritual symbolism- there’s something primordial linking his tattoos. There’s a core simplicity to them, right along with his capacity for intricacies, and those are the twin forces that balance each other out in his images.
Referring back to Yoni’s choices in subject matter, his portfolio is largely made up of Far Eastern iconography, keeping in time with the complex historical and religious narrative of Asian culture. His depictions of Tibetan and Hindu deities are classical portraiture with a natural serenity to them, a testament to the healing properties of a religious tattoo- an eternal protection made tangible by ink. He also delve into East Asian imagery, incorporating traditional symbols like that of the dragon, surrounding them with the kind of ornamental elements that give the piece life and motion instead of a convenient frame. Yoni is also a deeply geometric artist, focusing on the relationships between symmetry and its lack thereof, and striving to find that aforementioned balance between composition and significance within a tattoo.