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“Male Gayz” is a series of paintings from 2020-2021 that looks at the male gaze from a queer perspective.


The “Artspeak” series is about the observation of art manifested by the syntax or prose that are used to define art.  The descriptions in these paintings are culled from art reviews, press releases, and biographies he has collected.  Art speak has become an elite vernacular in the art world that creates an abstract language to distance themselves from critique themselves.   By placing these descriptions on top of the painting, it forces the viewer to engage with these narratives and the painted background.  The viewer is seduced into making the same narrative for themselves but on revelation they become a reflection of what the art world holds in regard.

Studies

The concept of being queer has become so generalized that it forgets its roots of meaning odd and strange. That strangeness is what I am looking at in these paintings. There is an uncomfortableness to this artwork, being referential to surrealism, that pokes at our prejudices of what we accept. Yet in being able to view the odd as human and allowing our inherent misunderstandings of what that provokes in each one of us might bring an acceptance of the diversity of our nature.  That is, if we can find the beauty in it. 

“Q Anon (queer anonymous)”

“Q Anon (queer anonymous)” redefines the conspiracy theorists to a male couple. The balaclava covered pair of men kissing is a metaphor for those living in the closet, knowing what they want but afraid to be open about it. Hashtag this photo #QAnon to confuse those followers.

“Q Anon (queer anonymous)”, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 30″ X 30″, contact for pricing

“Male Gayz”

“Male Gayz” looks at the male gaze from a queer perspective.

“Tumblrs,” 2021, acrylic and gouache on canvas, 30″ X 30″