Nir Hod


New York, USA
The object of Nir Hod's work is the analysis and interpretation of beauty. This beauty often betrays a deeper, more
abstract meaning that alludes to sleep, or death. Nir Hod loves to represent his subjects as victims of a long-ago past. In
his series dedicated to soldiers and the drama of war, the silence of his images takes on a highly symbolic meaning. Just
as symbolic are the decorations that form the background to these images.

From the perspective of style, Nir Hod's works are both visionary and powerfully emotional. His technique, which is extremely narrative, demonstrates an ability that borders on perfection. His great oils on canvas transform the human body into monuments, and the monuments themselves retell, and leave themselves to retell, the historical fragments of
our time.


place & year of birth
Tel Aviv, 1970

featured galleries
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education
1989-1993
B.F.A., Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

1991
Student Exchange Program, Cooper Union School of Art, New York

solo exhibitions
2007
'Faded Heartache', galerie davide gallo, Berlin

2006
'You are not alone', Jack Shainman gallery, New York

bibliography
Norman L. Kleeblatt, 'Israel's Traumas and Dreams' - Art in America - May 2006

Israeli Art at Sotheby's

'Nir Hod - For Ever', Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Mixed Emotion, Haifa Museum of Art