The Night You Left Mirrored Coasters
Limited Valentine edition
Set of 4
Love and longing are at the heart of Nir Hod’s series of oil-on-mirror paintings entitled The Night You Left. This Valentine’s, we are releasing 50 limited edition sets of pink mirrored coasters inspired by these enigmatic works to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.
Inspired by his series of oil on mirror paintings entitled The Night You Left, Nir Hod bottles the recurring themes of introspection and longing contemplated in this body of work into a functional object: a set of four mirrored coasters, lined with digitally printed white powder. Decadent and eye-catching, the coasters are backed with black velvet and are housed in a sleek black box.
The Night You Left masterfully captures a heightened and ephemeral emotional state; a moment of solitude and self-revelation. It is a meditation on love and love lost, on pain and catharsis. “There is a certain magic in loneliness,” Hod explains, “you have to be alone to create.” He adds, “It’s not about drugs or glamour—it’s about the inside world, where you can dream and love and seek a greater truth—it’s about a feeling of being connected to something so human.”
Nir Hod (b. 1970 in Tel Aviv, lives and works in New York) creates luxuriously stylized worlds of beauty, loneliness, glamour and death in his videos, sculptures and realist paintings. As Richard Vine wrote in the catalogue for Hod’s survey exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, “From the beginning of his career, Nir Hod has opposed the ideology that labels sumptuousness an esthetic sin. His work openly substitutes the pleasure principle and a fluid multiplicity of selves for the old notions of high seriousness and personal authenticity.”