Izhar Patkin, Artist
Izhar Patkin was born in Israel, 1955. He is a visual artist known for working in narrative form. His work not only tells stories but 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: and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; among others. His yearlong exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts, “The Wandering Veil”, will open on December 7, 2013. Patkin currently lives and works in New York City.