FACES The exhibit consists of five large-scale portraits in oil. The subject in these portraits are blind. The paintings are extremely detailed and precise, taking more than a year to complete each portrait. Once completed Nachum re-invites his subjects to paint themselves on top of the finished work. The highly realistic work in a sense will be “violated” by a primordial and expressive image; outer and inner visions collide in a unique and compelling form of expression.
The intervention is a rebirth. The process is the content and the finishing painting is a by-product of the experience. The works examine how indentity is constructed and its subjective nature.