Elephants, crowns and red balloons figure prominently in Roy Nachum's large scale oil paintings where texture and imagination are layered one atop another. The exotic storybook feel is enhanced by a pattern of overlaid painterly pixilation, adding more depth and distance to the viewing. The soft, muted colours are part of the dreamlike landscape, but the red jumps out, as though representing true life within the fantastical.
Artist: Roy Nachum
Prophecy can be viewed at the Cerasoli Gallery in Culver City through September 16, 2009.
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