Israeli visual artist and painter Roy Nachum(1979), believes that art should be accessible to everybody, even those who are visually impaired and for this reason his latest work “BLIND" combines painting with Braille signage.
The moment which made the artist re-contextualize his signature pixel technique into Braille, came about a few years ago, when a chance encounter with Braille signage at a museum exhibition forced him to think of new ways in which the blind could possibly experience visual artworks. Until then, he had been utilizing the idea of pixels painted one-by-one to create micro worlds that come together in order to form the pattern of a single reality or of a dream. Most of the themes of his pixelized oil paintings on canvas derive from his brain’s hard disc which is why one could characterize him as a ”digital painter”.
Nachum’s photo realistic oil paintings illustrate surrealistic images of a fantasy realm, which employ Braille and a “double vision” technique that challenges those with sight to question the limitations of their vision. All the texts comprise poems written by the artist and inspired by the paintings. via
The Spellbinding Graphite Drawings of Ethan Murrow
When it comes to meticulously detailed works of contemporary art, it is hard to beat Ethan Murrow for the accuracy of his stroke. Populated with classical American figures, his drawings are enigmas which possess secrets and treasures, well hidden beneath the exquisite surface.
Marc Johns is an illustrator from Victoria, BC, Canada. He creates whimsical drawings filled with dry wit and humour. Whether it’s a man with branches growing out of his head that need pruning, or a pipe that’s trying to quit smoking, his characters are simply, sparsely drawn, yet speak volumes with just a few strokes of the pen. He’s been drawing since he was tiny. He’s not tiny anymore, but he’s not exactly big either. Marc is not sure why he’s talking about himself in the third person…
Jesse Chun’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Seoul and Toronto. Selected galleries include Heidi Cho Gallery, Peer Gallery, Miami Aqua Art fair, Fringe Gallery, Hong Kong Central Public Library Gallery, Toronto Contact Photography Festival, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and Incheon International Women Artists’ Biennale, She is based in New York.