David Rapoport: a.k.a. RAPORTSKY:

I would like to present to you: the RAPORTSKY website.

I hope that people will like my artworks for their value. In addition, I aspire to inspire (in process), specifically, as each and every discovery is realized.

I seek to reach a broader audience: people who are more brand conscious, and more technically-minded viewers: my works are non-branded, non-commercial, and are of undefined genres.

I hope that my new audience will accept the difference. I am determined that this creative, (perhaps) spiritual, (intelligent) practice of the unknown, will work: with the possibility of extremely profound, positive, and significant results.

I am very thankful.

Yours truly (JGD), RAPORTSKY.




UNTITLED (A COLOR FIELD INTERPRETATION of a METAPHYSICAL PORTRAIT (Part 1)): from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

10:15. Untitled (A Color Field Interpretation of a Metaphysical Portrait (Part 1)): Version 2 (4k version is also available).

The perception: and relating to human subjects, as light.

It can also be about some kind of mental perception, lightness, sensibility, or energy in motion. I believe that photography sees differently than we do, and this is the fascination of it for me. We begin to notice a difference: in the camera eye, and how we would visualize the subject, if we were actually there. This reality shift is the METAPHYSICS: contained in these portraits.

Original (finished) artworks: on paper: each one is 8x10, 20.25x16.25, or 20.25x30.25 inches in size.

Special thanks to GuruDev (JGD), Robert, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Charlelie, Paul, NYU, SVA, and Art Students League.

© 2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Metaphysical Portraits: Print Gallery:




(When I Look) i_Consume: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

05:34. (When I Look) i_Consume:

Please take these pictures for their face value: or for what they are worth:

1) What people consume (we all must do this).
2) Photographs of people who are selling, consuming (or in the act of consumption).
3) The story of shopping in the urban center: New York City (and consuming all of the treasures).
4) Odd, conventional, fantastic (and bigger than life).
5) What is sold everywhere (or in your favorite store).
6) What I am consuming: the pictures of people who are consuming.
7) This is a documentary series: the photos were taken out in the field.
8) These photos were made in New York City (2003-2008).
9) i_Consume was one of my Grad School projects (MFA - SVA).

Thanks to: GuruDev (JGD), Robert, Charles, Elinor, Paul, Bruce, Shelly, Jacqueline, NYU, and SVA.

© 2008 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

(When I Look) i_Consume: Print Gallery:




NEW YORK as THEME PARK: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

02:57. NEW YORK as THEME PARK:

This is New York, the way you always wanted it to be. This series happened as a result of some unexpected, dissipation of energy, on paper.

It started as 35mm still film images.

The beginning stages were embellished, with art materials. Somehow, I envisioned what the results would be before the works were completed, specifically: while I was in the process of constructing them.

This interpretation of the urban landscape was created to make others feel more alive, using my personal mind associations of my feelings about the place.

Original (finished) artworks: on paper: each one is 20.25x16.25 inches in size.

Special thanks to GuruDev, Robert, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Charlelie, SVA, and Art Students League.

© 2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

New York as Theme Park: Print Gallery:





EXPERIENCE of the IMAGE: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

05:48. EXPERIENCE of the IMAGE: Version 2 (4k version is also available):

This work is about the artist's narrative and self-expression. This documentary photo presentation reveals:

People (many of them are women):

1) Place: These photographs are specific to location: New York City: a) West Village, b) Greenwich Village, c) Chelsea, and: d) Soho, and:

2) The time period: 1987-1999.

Special thanks to GuruDev (JGD), Robert, Paul, Charles, Liliana, SVA, and NYU.

© 2013 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

EXPERIENCE of the IMAGE: Print Gallery:




David Rapoport: TRIPLE ALBUM: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

02:17:00. David Rapoport: TRIPLE ALBUM:

18 new versions of (my original) old songs, that I rediscovered while listening a portable HD audio player: in the exact order that they played at that time.

These are mostly home-made: songs, and other sounds.

I sought to maintain the integrity of this audio recording, so I kept everything exactly as it was (with minimal changes in the audio).

Trailer: Excerpts from:

Part (Side) 01:
01- In that Magic: (Special thanks to Vado Diomande for his sampled drum sounds).

and:

Part (Side) 06:
18- Wondering.

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It is amazing how the world can effect so many big emotions in me, and totally move me to create.

This collection of songs is about my past. It is also about the gift. It is 100 percent: heart and soul. It is mostly from the subconscious: stream of consciousness. It is about relating in all possible ways.

Late at night, I played my LP’s on my stereo, while watching TV, with no sound. The horizontal and vertical hold was set to distort the picture. We would listen, listen, watch, and watch.

The songs, and visuals that I create evolve, and they are ever-changing. This is the nature of the art. There are six parts to this recording. Each part represents an album side. Six album sides make up a triple record set.

I hope that you enjoy David Rapoport: TRIPLE ALBUM: JGD.

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Song List:

Part (Side) 01:
01- In that Magic (12:16): (Special thanks to Vado Diomande for his sampled drum sounds).
02- Amazing Grace (03:24)

Part (Side) 02:
03- West Village Song (27:01)

Part (Side) 03:
04- Electric Chorale (You are the One) (05:42)
05- Self (10:00) - (Special thanks to Toru Hoshino and Osamu Fukuzaki for sampled sounds).
06- Song for SHIVA (Short Version) (03:45)
07- A Prayer (05:16)

Part (Side) 04:
08- Anne (04:09)
09- Hare Narayana Hare (Multi-track Version) (04:00)
10- Hare Narayana Hare (Solo/Duet Version) (Special thanks to Deena Granowetter for playing cello on this track) (05:00)
11- Jazz Song (15:20)

Part (Side) 05:
12- Just Fooling Around (02:54)
13- Bakery Song (05:06)
14- People (08:06)
15- Please Forgive Me (Set You Free) (12:06)

Part (Side) 06:
16- Sophie (04:15)
17- This Little Light of Mine (05:15)
18- Wondering (03:35)

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Special thanks to: GuruDev (for His great wisdom, spirituality, and inspiration - JGD), Shelly, Robert, Charles, R. M. Fund, Laraaji, Herman, J. Uttal, Bob, Aram, Fred, Manish, John, Bobby, Eric, and George.

© 2016 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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