Autobiography

In middle of painting Derech Avot, 2009

Binyamin Laukstein is a Worldwide recognized Artist and innovative developer living in Israel. Always brainstorming creative ideas and striving for a better World.

Life story, Where it began

Before my birth I saw a light and felt peace and harmony.

My name is Binyamin Laukstein. I was born in 1985, Latvia.
When I was a small kid I was stick to art, tech and science discoveries. All my sketchbooks were filled with paintings and drawings. Windows were regularly sticked with paintings to dry, even small pieces of paper were filled with drawings. I was unscrewing watches, play-cars, etc. trying to understand how it works. I was combining different materials to create new objects, etc.

Getting in Art School

Once my children's garden teacher Inara Cerbaha gave all the clay to improvise and do the "art", and found all kids confused except me, without questioning, made a nice bowl.
She noticed my creativity and potential talent, and advised my mum to send me to an art school. Years after at age eight I applied to art studies in Dundaga Art School holded by artist Ausma Goldberga, located in Dundaga Castle.

My great grandfather's uncle, an artist, was saying: there is no bigger opportunity to become a greatest artist than by studying in JRRMV.

After eight years of studying art, in 2000, I moved to the capital city Riga and continued my art studies in Janis Rozentals Art College (JRRMV).
Academic art studies were very challenging with a unique approach from every artist-teacher, with especially high expectations in fine art, classic painting and drawing.
While in JRRMV I was especially excellent in Web design, I picked a challenge to make my final work in fine art, to paint uncapturable moments for eyes. In 2005 I graduated as an Artist in Visual Arts with the final work of the old painting "Water Splashes" on head with artist Aija Jurjane.

13 years of art studies brought me marvelous success and appreciation among many countries.
I am very thankful to my family support and my teachers' confidence in me.

Move to Israel

I felt different from others. I care about being true with myself and others, and not making nonsense.
Years before my graduation I found Jews existence and found my beliefs answered in Judaism.
After graduation, in 2005, I moved to Israel.

Different norms, language and culture… It took time to become one, to be a part of Jewish people. And I am very proud of it and thankful to G-od.

Awarded in Web Innovation

Presenting in W3C HTML5FEST, 2012

In 2001 I became passionate about how the Web works and how easily it changes the World knowledge. Since then I make the Web a better place and in my spare time propose Web standards, UX concepts, advise major companies and innovate.

I kept studying the Web in self-learning, did a lot for free, and in 2012 I heard about the HTML5 Fest contest. I thought "I know I am good at art, let’s check what I am capable at Web development". I was surprised to get awarded with 2nd place from all Israel innovative developers and tech companies that applied.

Art is a Lifestyle

Art is a way you see the World. I see art and its connections everywhere, in life, nature, attitude, speech, organizing things, and making decisions.