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Negative Space Art by Noma Bar

Israeli illustrator Noma Bar cleverly uses negative space to create some thought provoking illustrations. His artworks are so simple, yet so clever you can’t fail to be impressed.

“An artist using “negative space” relies on the space that surrounds the subject to provide shape and meaning. Of course, the term also refers to any topic that conjures feelings of unease and discomfort,” says the artist in his latest book called ‘Negative Space’.

Born in 1973 in Israel, Noma graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in 2000. Since 2001, he has been working in London with a lot of big names and media outlets including: Vodafone, Coca Cola, BBC, The Observer, The Economist, Wallpaper and many more. Bar has illustrated over sixty magazine covers, published over 550 illustrations and released two books: ‘Guess Who – The Many Faces of Noma Bar‘, in 2008 and ‘Negative Space‘ in early 2009[1].

Red Riding Hood

 Swimmer

Gun Crime

Hoodies

Wish You Were Here

Pointed Sense

War and Peace

Shy Guy

Banged Up

Power To The Individual

Final Cut

Escape The Weather

Hunger

Tea For Two

Iraq Oil

Pensions & Property

Forgive Your Enemies

Bomb

Negative Space Book Cover

Business In War

Burka Ban

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Kenny

More Or Less

Great Jones Street

If you like the works of Noma Bar, you might be interested in buying one of his books: Negative Space or Guess Who – The Many Faces of Noma Bar.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1200139581 Iwona Rzeźnik

    last is the best!

  • Daniel Griffin

    under the title ‘Kenny’, there is a pink picture with a white hand, outlining what appears to be a man’s penis.  Am I seeing this right, and if so, what is the meaning behind it?

    • Bored Panda

      If it helps, the title of this pink picture is “More Or Less”. And yes, there’s definitely something dirty about this artwork :) But I’ll leave it to your interpretation.