Have you ever stopped to wonder what an art exhibition would be like for someone who is visually impaired? Obviously, it’d be very unrewarding. Fortunately, there are people in the world like Israeli visual artist Roy Nachum who take the time to help enable the blind to experience the colors, the emotions, and the visual beauty of beautiful paintings. Nachum’s latest exhibit, BLIND, combines oil paintings with Braille signage. Prior to creating art for the blind, Nachum would create his images by utilizing the idea of using paint-pixels. Each ‘pixel’ was painted one-by-one with a pallet knife, every pixel growing together to finally unify the entire work. The end result would be a rich and complete work of art. Expounding on this exclusive technique, Nachum created “blind art” in which Braille is incorporated into the piece. All the texts comprise poems written by the artist and inspired by the paintings, so the blind viewer can ultimately see the piece through their mind’s eye by physically touching it. Consequently, those with vision are forced to question the limitations of their eye sight while the blind can mentally connect with the art. How beautiful are the pieces, both inside and out?
Watch Nachum’s video.