Daelim Museum presents “Nick Knight: 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 Knight: 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.
- Lily Donaldson, British Vogue, 2008