Izhar Patkin

Izhar Patkin is a visual artist known for working in narrative form. His work tells stories and deals with reinventing the structure and technique of visual narrative itself. The results are paintings and sculptures in diverse and innovative media, making imaginative use of materials and highly complex visual metaphors. Patkin’s work is included in many permanent collections, including those of The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Jewish Museum, New York: and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; among others. A survey of his work, “The Wandering Veil,” opened in Tel Aviv Museum of Art and The Open Museum in Tefen in 2012 and traveled to Mass MoCA and to Florida. Patkin was born in Israel,1955. He lives and works in New York City. www.izharpatkin.com