is an Israeli painter. He studied at Bezalel in Jerusalem and Cooper Union in New York. Roy Nachum explores the boundaries between visual and non-visual perception. In his paintings, sculptures and installations where the subject of “vision” or “lack of vision” is predominant, the artist often paints subjects whose “vision is obscured”. The recurring image of a child with his eyes covered by a gold crown can be seen as a metaphor for man’s blindness caused by displaced values and desire. Paradoxically, the artist sees his work as an “eye opener”, a vehicle to allow the viewers to explore their own existential apprehensions. Nachum’s works are meant to be inclusive, often executed with the participation of people who are blind. He inserts messages or poems in Braille relief, intended to evoke sensations in the blind “viewer” or participant akin to those felt experiencing a painting through sight. He encourages people to touch and interact with the work, believing that human interaction keeps the work alive and breaks the barrier between the viewer and the “sacred object”. In recent paintings subjects are often seen in multiple poses on a ground that is subtly inscribed with Braille, indicating movement and the subjectivity of perception.
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