A Second Time Around in NYC for Jeffrey Deitch and “Calligraffiti”
Sexual confusion, mistaken identity, decadence, and lost innocence are among the themes Nir Hod confronts in his stylized paintings, sculptures, and video works. Soldiers have been a source of particular fascination for Hod; “My work deals with the vision of life, death, and beauty,” he says. “In fact it glorifies emotion.”
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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.
Israeli, b. 1970, based in New York, New York