Christophe Guye Galerie proudly presented a solo exhibition of one of the world’s most influential and visionary photographers: Nick Knight. The Swiss premiere showcases a cross section of Nick Knight’s unparalleled work from the last two decades. Beside a selection of his most iconic photographs, an assemblage of his award-winning fashion films will be on view, as well as one of his “photographic sculptures”; a porcelain sculpture of Kate Moss with its delicate and refined features employs the very same approach and the same techniques that he uses in photography.
Questioning the ethos and conversation around conventional beauty ideals, he continuously pushes the boundaries of what it means to be beautiful and how to shoot beautiful images. Even in his return to glamour, Nick Knight’s photographs are raw and fierce, and yet angelic. In Nick Knight we see an artist who is perpetually pushing his images. As the world around him changes, and as technology evolves, he responds. This is what keeps Nick Knight’s photography remaining dynamic and fluid; and while it is about fashion, his images capture the evolution of the medium itself – never loosing sight of the medium as an art form.