Precocious and Melancholic Young Men and Women by Nir Hod at Paul Kasmin Gallery

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NEW YORK, NY.- 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. Hod’s bronze “Genius&#1