Philipp Kremer: With Lovers

at Nicodem Gallery, Los Angeles (through February 1)
Reviewed by Eve Wood

Imagine a faceless orgy, a concupiscence of bodies — colliding, embracing, penetrating, wherein the entirety of the surrounding picture plane is reduced to a senseless expanse of writhing and roiling flesh. In Philipp Kremer’s work, the notion of desire is determined by an exploration into genderless ideation. Sex is not strictly sex, nor is this beauteous lovemaking, but an electrified and energized landscape of human intersections — hand in hand, arm over arm, face into face, thigh…