I AM FREEDOM

Paintings examine the boundaries between visual and non-visual perception through the union of Braille poetry and painting. Nachum has developed a procession which he sculpts raised Braille cells on the surface of the canvas.

Written by the artist, poems explore the conflict between the instinctive and the demands of civilization. Observers become participants and use multiple senses. Nachum sees the work as an “eye opener”, a vehicle to allow viewers to confront their own existential apprehensions. Subjects vision is often obscured, representing that man’s “blindess” caused by displaced values and desire. One recurring subject is the child with a gold crown covering his or her eyes.

I AM FREEDOM


2020
Oil on Canvas
106 x 76 Inches





SUN STORM


2019
Oil on Canvas
96 x 76 Inches

EARTH


2019
Oil on Canvas
114 x 80 Inches 

RADAR SCREEN


2017
Oil on Canvas
96 x 78 Inches / 244 x 198 cm

MONT AGEL 


2018
Oil on Canvas
112 x 78 Inches / 244 x 198 cm

QUEEN


2019
Oil On Canvas
80 x 56 Inches / 200 x 142.5 cm

FEATHER WEIGHT


2016
Oil on Canvas
114 x 80 Inches / 290 x 203 cm

WHITE SKY


2017
Oil On Canvas
80 x 56 Inches / 203 x 142.5 cm

GUN METAL


2016
Oil on Canvas

80 x 56 Inches / 203.5 x 142.5 cm

IF THEY LET US PT. 1


2015
Oil on Canvas
51 x 45 Inches / 130 x 114 cm



IF THEY LET US PT. 2


2015
Oil on Canvas
51 x 45 Inches / 130 x 114 cm

VOICES


2017
Oil on Canvas

23 x 18 Inches 


HORIZONTAL


2018
Oil on Canvas

80 x 61 Inches


THE QUEEN


2018
Oil on Canvas

80 x 56 Inches / 203.5 x 142.5 cm

AS WE ARE

2018
Oil on Canvas
80 x 114 Inches

FATE / BRIEF SILENCE


2017
Oil on Canvas


PARAMOUNT


2019
Oil on Canvas
80 x 56 Inches / 203.5. x 142.5 cm 




SCULPTURE AND INSTALLATION 





CROWN

Sculpture 


MEMORIES


2011
Sculpture
108 x 50 x 60 Inches / 275 x 127 x 127 cm

HEAT


2011
Installation
84 x 84 x 84 Inches / 213 x 213 x 213 cm

SEA OF CROWNS


2012
Installation
240 x 480 x 240 Inches / 600 x 1200 x 600 cm

KINGS


2013
TRIBECA, NEW YORK CITY
5 FRANKLIN PLACE

KINGS 


2017
CALIFORNIA
PRIVATE RESIDENCE OF LEBRON JAMES

MENTAL ROTATIONS

The experimental works utilize art historical elements, conceptualism, and interactivity to explore complex psych-visual factors like sensory substitution, hypnagogic imagery, internal representations, and mental rotation.

Nachum investigates visual perception by using himself as a conduit to create paintings that use self-referential content and media as a substitute for the imagined geometric form, which he refers to as the “idea”. These shapes serves as basic thought forms meant to evoke sensory qualities the artist wishes the viewer to experience such as weight, height, gravity, and the appearance of light as a material presence.

Once these initial shapes are complete, Nachum begins to work impulsively and without a plan, as he experiments with various materials and methods, utilizing memories, art history and photographs as stimuli while moving interchangeably between styles to highlight a mix of contrasting traditions and practices. He works alone–erasing, concealing, adding and subtracting–allowing his imagination and memories to take form. The layered detailed surfaces inhabit an uneasy space between narrative and abstract, revealing the animalistic qualities of the inner-self including aggresive, sexual, and spiritual impulses.

A method of reference for social constructionism through an abstract process based on reality, knowledge, and trans historical paradigms.

IL LUPO 

2019
Oil on Canvas
90 x 72  Inches




ILLUMINAZIONE TRA LE NUVOLE

2019
Oil on Canvas
90 x 72  Inches 

OMBRE DEL SOLE

2018
Oil on Canvas
90 x 72  Inches 

L’UOMO È SE STESSO 

2019
Oil on Canvas
90 x 72  Inches 

TRIPTYCH: 

2017
Oil on Canvas
114 x 80 Inches 

IL FUMÈ 

2017
Oil on Canvas
120 x 76 Inches 

LA NUDA 

2017
Oil on Canvas
130 x 84 Inches 

GROTTA BLU

2017
Oil on Canvas
120 x 76 Inches 

NELL’ ONDA E NELL’ AZZURO

2017
Oil on Canvas
90 x 72 Inches 

LA MORTE È UNA VOCE

2017
Oil on Canvas
90 x 72 Inches 

LIMONE ACIDO

2018
Oil on Canvas
23 x 18 Inches 

FLOURESCENTE

2018
Oil on Canvas
23 x 18 Inches 

ROSA CALDO 
2018
Oil on Canvas
23 x 18 Inches 

LA LUNA

2016
Oil on Canvas
80 x 61 Inches 

ACCANTO A LEI 

2015
Oil on Canvas
90 x 68 Inches 

MENTA 

2016
Oil on Canvas
80 x 61 Inches 

PIOGGIA NERA 

2015
Oil on Canvas
90 x 72 Inches 

IL TEMPORALE 

2016
Oil on Canvas
90 x 72 Inches 

LA MUSA 

2017
Oil on Canvas
80 x 61 Inches 





INVISIBLE CHAIR