What’s so cool about her work are the stories she creates, cookie cutter Stepford wives get tied up with ropes, buried at the beach, smothered by big plastic beach balls and get slammed into trunks of old Cadillacs. These perfect lives where women keep the house and kids clean and shiny turn into dark moments filled with howling screams, wails and adultery. Peyton Place, Mad Men, L7 and Hitchcock all had an orgy and Nicola’s work was birthedMen, L7 and Hitchcock all had an orgy and Nicola’s work was birthed.
Nicola Kuperus is a fashion photographer and musician based in Detroit, Michigan. Her work is often monochromatic, staging scenarios that are cold, dark and sterile; all very calculated and contrived. Models cropped in stiff and awkward positions, usually at the legs, against a backdrop of crisp technicolor. Working and living in Detroit, with the dichotomy of it’s burned out buildings and green suburbs, has had an impact on her stylistic approach and on her subject matter.
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival
May 02 13 @ 2:18 PMMedium Concepts Sample Sale