Alik Gerber was born in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine in 1966. He immigrated to Israel in 1991. From 1986-1990 he studied in the art institute of Krivoy Rog.
In Israel he taught drawing at the school of art in Ramle and has had several exhibitions in Ramle and Tel Aviv.
He has been inspired by the landscapes and lavish sun and light of Israel as compared to the dark palette he used in Russia. The dazzling local light which is so hard on the eyes of all newcomers from Russia has taken on a hue that blends and balances among the delicate sensitive brush stroke on the paper.
That light and the touch are what endow his paintings with an optimistic tone, but they are also what spatters them with soulful hints of other feelings.
Gerber's works are unique in the structure of the color which is raised above the canvas. This is the effect of working with colors mixed with sand, with plaster and coarse paintbrushes.