NICK KNGHT:
IMAGE

Category : Arts/Performances
Period :   Oct 06, 2016 ~ Mar 26, 2017

 

Introduction

 

Daelim Museum presents ‘NICK KNGHT: IMAGE’, Korea's first exhibition of works by leading international photographer Nick Knight, from October 6, 2016. As part of the first generation of photographers to combine photography with digital graphics technology, Knight is a self-described image-maker who strives to create his own unique style across a broad spectrum of genres including documentary work, fashion photography and digital imagery. Knight's collaborations with leading designers, brands and magazines including Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Vogue have drawn wide attention.

‘NICK KNGHT: IMAGE’ provides a comprehensive overview of the oeuvre of an artist who has repeatedly reinvented himself through images ranging from documentary photos to fashion campaigns carrying social messages for ethnic and animal conservation, and works incorporating digital technology. This exhibition presents some 100 key photos, videos and installations by Nick Knight, highlighting his artistic, avant-garde experimentation that constantly overturns conventional notions of values and beauty. Knight's images, produced through bold demolition of existing forms, bring new visual stimulation to viewers, providing not fear of the unfamiliar but a sense of excitement. Powerfully conveying the artist's way of viewing and interpreting the world, and the messages he aims to deliver, these images give us the courage to constantly adopt novel, individual perspectives.



“I must trust myself, and I must believe in what I do. It may be an arrogant belief,
but I can’t look to anyone else to show me the way.
I think nobody should play their life by other people’s rules.”


– Nick Knight-
 
 
 
 
 

 

Nick Knight

Born in London in 1958, Nick Knight has drawn world’s most acclaim as a photographer for his bold, experimental techniques. Knight spent his youth in Paris with father, a psychologist. In the late 1970s, he returned to the British capital and entered the University of London to study medicine and human biology. The following year, however, in search of his true calling, Knight began studying photography at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design. From the mid-1980s, he began collaborating with pioneers at the cutting edge of creativity, such as Alexander McQueen, Björk, Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Vogue and i-D. His works have been displayed at numerous institutions worldwide, including the Tate Modern, V&A and Saatchi Gallery in London and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Meanwhile, SHOWstudio, the website Knight established in 2000, has proved an ongoing sensation in the fashion world, sharing artists' inspiration, processes and creative spaces in real time through a variety of experimental content.

 

 

“I’m just trying to see the world from different angles.”

“The whole notion of photography is that it takes you
places you couldn't access otherwise.”


“I'm enormously interested in subverting stereotypical images
of 'beauty' in the media.”


“I think fashion is political comment,
the statement you make when you dress. ”

 

 

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