Roy Nachum’s work is surreal. Well, the subject matter, anyway. The composition, life-scaled oil paintings, can be so realistic that the pieces can sometimes be mistaken for digital paintings or even photography, as his website notes.
Roy Nachum was born and raised in Jerusalem. He attended the Bezalel Academy of Arts in Jerusalem as well as Cooper Union, a personal fav of mine located right here in New York City.
One technique of particular note that the artist utilizes is the creation of faux pixels within his paintings. As described by this blogger, the effect is achieved using a palette knife. Each pixel is painted individually. In his use of this technique, Nachum hopes to conjure a desire in the viewer to interact on many levels with the painting.
And Roy Nachum is no one-trick pony. The man also seems to have done some pretty extensive interior and graphic design work. Check out his website for some examples.
Toward the end of the bio on his website there is an impressive list of exhibitions that Roy Nachum has held. He’s exhibited in New York City, Jerusalem, and Cannes, as far as that list goes. But a quick google reveals that he has an exhibit that just opened in Culver City, Ca. If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area, you should take a peek and report back with your thoughts.