Noma Bar’s Negative Space
Born, raised, and educated in Israel, Noma Bar has called London home since 2001. His first major commission as an illustrator was for time Out in 2003, and he’s been off and running ever since. This collection of illustrations highlights Bar’s trademark use of negative space to say a lot with very little, usually giving the viewer two symbiotic images for the price of one.
His work reminds me of the political protest posters that worked their way into the fine art world back in the sixties and seventies, except Bar’s work tends to be cleaner and simpler—and not exclusively political. Enjoy.