HARIS NUKEM: HUMANS
Curator: Inês Valle
Artist: Haris Nukem
Opening: 18th Aug | 6pm
Dates: 19.08 - 15.09.2017
Venue: NR PROJECT, 6 Minerva Street E29EH
Days: Mon - Sat
The art exhibition “HARIS NUKEM: HUMANS“ curated by Inês Valle, presenting an outstanding selection of Nukem’s most recent personal projects.
In the mornings we wake up fragile. As the day goes by, our identity begins to materialise. The thoughts that we have to begin the day, define the direction our minds take throughout.
Humans is an exploration of levels and perspectives comprising of a young, impulsive and empowered tribe. Displaying our inner animal states, matched only by fragile and sober contrasts. From candid sensibilities to provocative emotion, Humans is a journey through the most powerful of Nukem’s work.
(top) Exhibition Poster 'Humans';
(Left) Haris Nukem, Exhibition. Photo by Kris Askey;
(bottom) Portrait of Haris Nukem,.
courtesy of Artist/NR PROJECT, 2017.
Embracing a bold and audacious portraiture style, Haris Nukem has rapidly risen to become one of this decade’s most illustrious photographers. Documenting the varied faces of human animalism, Nukem captures moments of heightened freedom, be it through love, friendship or opulence.
Nukem’s following owes much to his passion for vivacious characters, consistently as dark as they are vibrant. Exhibiting an unbridled ease, subjects enable him to capture their fall into various stages of indulgence, chaos or triumph. What the images offer in grit is matched equally by vivid emotion—and their provocative nature offset by incandescent, burning hues.
Just as Nukem reveres our capacity for carnal behaviour, he strives to pay respect to discipline. Subjects exude the strength of their conviction, portraying a “work hard, play hard” attitude. The result is a body of work which documents intense relationships with ourselves, our peers, our partners and our work through a supremely impassioned lens.