paris: a single man

© galerie nuke / jeremy kost

hailing from the south of texas, artist jeremy kost eventually relocated to new york where he immersed himself in the city's flourishing subcultures, documenting the often debaucherous lifestyle of nightlife denizens, drag queens, models and other 'beautiful people. not surprisingly, kost is strongly influenced by andy warhol, and this not only shows in his choice of subjects and technique. he rather similarly uses a polaroid camera and silkscreen techniques to create multilayered photo-collages. opening on thu - nov 12 [7pm-10pm] at galerie nuke in paris is an exhibition of a new body of work by kost. the show, which bears the name a single man, presents a series of polaroids of lone men, all adorned with splashes of paint. on the one hand, this tweaking emphasizes the medium's iconic accessibility, while also literally adding a thick and colourful patina that prevents easy consumption of the many depictions. kost presents a night at the club, bodies coming together under saturated lights, only to be separated in the gathering dawn. location: 11 rue sainte-anastase [marais]. 

© galerie nuke / jeremy kost