The Night You Left is a 4-piece set of mirrored coasters by New York City-based artist Nir Hod that have digital lines of cocaine imprinted on them. They are inspired by Hod’s 2010 oil on mirror painting series also titled The Night You Left and are available to purchase at the Paul Kasmin Gallery online shop.
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,” adding, “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.”
The Night You Left, 2010 by Nir Hod
images via Paul Kasmin Gallery