Paul Kasmin Gallery presents their first solo exhibition with the artist Nir Hod. Entitled Genius, it will include new paintings and sculpture from Hod’s series of precocious and melancholic young men and women. Continuing the artist’s longtime fascination with beauty and loneliness, glamour and death, Hod’s aristocratic young Geniuses inhabit a world of paradox, where their cherubic cheeks contrast with their scornful expressions and lit cigarettes. Philosopher Roy Brand describes them as “…little demons without disguises. But they are also yearning, beautiful, and charming, and their narcissism is more a sign of internal happiness than of vanity.” Like sculptures in a wax museum that aim to dramatically freeze time, these paintings explore art’s power to capture life while simultaneously elevating it to depict an unattainable ideal.
Nir Hod was born in Tel Aviv in 1970 and received his B.F.A. from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. In 2012, Hod will have his second solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. He lives and works in New York.
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