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Capturing his enigmatic depictions of cultural figures as well as unknown sitters — Nadav Kander's portraits are layered and penetrating, revealing unexpected moments of reverie and vulnerability.
From his award-winning series Yangtze: The Long River to his intimate portraits and nudes, Nadav Kander’s photographic work has been described as both beautiful and uneasy, alluding to the quiet and emotive aspects of human experience and hidden truths beneath the surface. As one of the most acclaimed and influential artists working today, Nadav Kander is known for his personal and intuitive modes of imagemaking. His photographs emphasise the importance of contemplation, inviting the viewer to pause and pay attention to the fundamental issues of today - from globalisation, industrial decline and climate catastrophe, to the inevitable vulnerability of the human body. Nadav Kander has accumulated a parallel body of portrait photographs. Transforming the familiar into the uncanny, Kander has created images of extraordinary beauty and poignant human concern. Kander’s characteristically minimal approach reflects his interest as an artist in shared universal experience, moving beyond the specificity of public persona or status.
“Revealed and concealed, beauty and destruction, ease and disease, shame and shameless,” explains Kander, “These paradoxes are essential to all my work and represent what is common to all my varied subject matter…”
This collection, the first book dedicated his portraiture, shows the range and nuance of Kander’s work.
A presentation of Kander's portraits will be on view at Flowers Gallery, Cork Street (11-21 December 2019).