Nir Hod
Israeli, born 1970
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Selected exhibitions
2018
Painting - Group Show,
Gavlak
Dancing Goddesses,
Dio Horia
NIR HOD | The Life We Left Behind,
MAKASIINI CONTEMPORARY

Sexual confusion, mistaken identity, decadence, and lost innocence are among the themes Nir Hod confronts in his work, motifs that animated his earlier production of poetry, music, sculpture, and photographs and imbue his recent “Genius” (2008-2011) paintings. A stylistic mash-up of Old Master portraiture and lowbrow pomp, Hod’s “Genius” paintings portray children, each holding a cigarette and a pose of affected seriousness. In these portraits Hod deliberately confuses the visual cues associated with childhood and adulthood, innocence and experience, high art and kitsch.