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Negative Space by Noma Bar

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Illustration / Book Design / 2010

An artist using negative space relies on the space surrounding the subject to provide shape and meaning. The term also refers to topics that conjure up feelings of unease and discomfort. ‘Negative Space’ includes works commissioned by publications such as The Economist, Esquire, Wallpaper* and The Guardian, as well as previously unseen illustrations. Subject matters range from sex, global warming and nuclear warfare, to religion, crime and corporate greed. Noma Bar reinforces his reputation as an artist able to convert complex topics into clean, provocative and revealing lines, which viewers can take in with ease but not easily forget.

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