The Challenges of Navigating the Gay Community as a Disabled Man (Timothy Dean Lee In Conversation with Balaclava.Q).

In January of this year I began an email conversation with Hawaii based artist Timothy Dean Lee. We made short exchanges over the coming months whereby Lee generously introduced me to his work.  Intimate and always deeply honest Lee presents selected works that span is Sumi Ink Drawing and Living In A Fishbowl series along … Continue reading The Challenges of Navigating the Gay Community as a Disabled Man (Timothy Dean Lee In Conversation with Balaclava.Q).

MATT GALE ON THE VULNERABILITIES OF QUEER BODIES

. Matt Gale is a British born artist who grew up in Southern California and trained as a biologist before studying for a MA in Fine Art. His practice focuses on queering commonly held perceptions of what is ‘natural’. . . Recent work explores wearable sculpture and the vulnerability of queer bodies, examining symbols that … Continue reading MATT GALE ON THE VULNERABILITIES OF QUEER BODIES

The Queer Visual Narratives of Mario Patiño

. Periphery of the Body: The visual narratives of Mexico based Mario Patiño. . How to speak of the periphery? Peripheral is all that gets out of control, that corrupts a system, that lives on the edge, that adheres to the margins, that puts in doubt, that causes questioning, that rebels, that revolutionizes, that rises, … Continue reading The Queer Visual Narratives of Mario Patiño

FERNANDO CARPANEDA ON PAINTING THE DISENFRANCHISED & SCULPTURE AS QUEER RELIQUARY

. . . Currently living and working in New York, Brazil born Fernando Carpaneda was one of the first Brazilian artists to exhibit homoerotic works in Brazil, in the 1980s.  Beggars, pop stars, sex workers, punks and outcasts of all kinds are the object of his attention and aesthetic. He portrays them in clay sculptures … Continue reading FERNANDO CARPANEDA ON PAINTING THE DISENFRANCHISED & SCULPTURE AS QUEER RELIQUARY

MITCH CULLIN & ‘THE WATERMELON MEN’ SERIES

Born and raised in the American Southwest, Mitch Cullin is an artist based in Los Angeles. His books have been published internationally, including the novels A Slight Trick of the Mind (also known as Mr. Holmes) and Tideland, both of which were brought to the screen by directors Bill Condon and Terry Gilliam, respectively. With … Continue reading MITCH CULLIN & ‘THE WATERMELON MEN’ SERIES

Password Yeltes: Drawings and Paintings that Explore the Queer Condition

. Introducing Paris (France) based artist called Password Yeltes.  Yeltes says that "My work as an artist is about finding your identity as a queer person and assume yourself truly.  It represents all my thoughts about my reflection with the queer atmosphere and all the situations that come with it."  Yeltes's works cover the mediums … Continue reading Password Yeltes: Drawings and Paintings that Explore the Queer Condition

Sam De Freitas on the Physical and Metaphysical Genealogies Contained within his Queer Expressionist Paintings

. Introducing Sam De Freitas born 1992. De Freitas is a British contemporary artist who works predominantly within the realms of painting. De Freitas graduated from Leeds College of Art in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and has since moved back to his hometown of Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.   As of 2020, De … Continue reading Sam De Freitas on the Physical and Metaphysical Genealogies Contained within his Queer Expressionist Paintings

Miguel Nochair on Art as the Solution to Navigating the Anesthesia of the Modern World

. Why do you make art? I make it because it’s part of my soul.  It helps me stay clean from drugs, it helps me voice the problem so I can find a solution.  It helps me show the hurt, the beauty, the sadness, the anger of my world and the hope I have for … Continue reading Miguel Nochair on Art as the Solution to Navigating the Anesthesia of the Modern World

Shan Leigh Pomeroy explores Reproductive Issues and Sexual Conventions

Shan Leigh Pomeroy is a multidisciplinary visual artist with a specialization in painting and drawing. She graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec with a BFA in Studio Art and Art History. Her creative interests include anatomy, urban geography, kitsch aesthetics, bodies & spaces, children's literature, illustration, craft, textiles, architecture, contemporary youth culture, cartography, archaeology, … Continue reading Shan Leigh Pomeroy explores Reproductive Issues and Sexual Conventions