Zoltan Gerliczki on queering ancient classical sculpture

USA based Zoltan Gerliczki was born in Nyíregyházain, Hungary in 1971 and he was raised in a Budapest orphanage during Hungary’s Communist regime. He is a filmmaker, painter, and computer artist who currently works as a graphic designer in Antwerp, London, Paris, and New York. As a graphic designer and post-production artist he has been … Continue reading Zoltan Gerliczki on queering ancient classical sculpture

MICHAEL JAMES O’BRIEN + the QUEER PORTRAIT

Matthew Barney as the Loughton Candidate, Cremaster 4, Studio, NYC, 1995 Currently Chair of Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, USA-based photographer Michael James O'Brien has been making portraits of the LGBTQIA community since the 1970s. Alongside commercial commissions from the likes of Polo Ralph Lauren and Thierry Mugler, O'Brien has also … Continue reading MICHAEL JAMES O’BRIEN + the QUEER PORTRAIT

fRANCIE CASEY ON IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY

Artist Francie Casey is a UK-based member of the Traveller community. Here he presents several works in which he explores complex notions queer identity and community. Casey explains his works as follows: "The narrative contained within these images are a display of pride, of sexuality and of self-identification. Representing the interlinked key issues of religion, … Continue reading fRANCIE CASEY ON IDENTITY AND COMMUNITY

JOHN DEVLIN + THE SEARCH FOR A numerological aphrodisiac

King David in Court Dress (2021), ink jet print, gold & silver leaf, mixed media on paper, 30.48 × 25.4 cm Canada based artist John Devlin was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1954. He studied Architecture at Dalhousie University, Halifax, in the 1970s and went on to study Theology at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge in 1979. After several years of … Continue reading JOHN DEVLIN + THE SEARCH FOR A numerological aphrodisiac

GUILLERMO LORENZO ON MANIFESTING QUEER HISTORIES + HEROES

"It is widely accepted today that Alexander the Great had an unconditional, male partner. Long before this, there was the Sacred Army of Thebes who were faithful, unbeatable, and tireless ... made up of couples of homosexual men. A landmark moment among all armies since then - they defended their love above all else. Memorable. … Continue reading GUILLERMO LORENZO ON MANIFESTING QUEER HISTORIES + HEROES

WILL HUGHES ON THE ART OF CRUISING + “THE TIDE”

MAREA installation shot (2021) by Will Hughes Will Hughes (They/Them) is a multidisciplinary artist with a studio at the Auxiliary in Middlesbrough, North East England. Will has recently completed an MFA in Fine Art at the BxNU Institute in Newcastle. Will is from a working class background and identifies as non-binary. They explore human themes … Continue reading WILL HUGHES ON THE ART OF CRUISING + “THE TIDE”

ROMAIN BERGER ON PHOTOGRAPHING MARGENALISED HEROES

THE LITTLE PRINCE (2019) by Romain Berger I am Romain Berger, an openly queer photographer from the French scene, born at the end of the 80s in Normandy. With a background in film and theatre, I have long been fascinated by images, popular culture, stereotypes and gender issues. My work is very important to me, … Continue reading ROMAIN BERGER ON PHOTOGRAPHING MARGENALISED HEROES

CHRISTIAN CORBET ON QUEERING CERAMICS BY EXPLORING SEX AND SENSUALITIES

Christian Cardell Corbet, sculptor, painter, forensic artist, ceramicist, historian, patron (b. at  Pickering Beach, Ontario, Canada. 31 January 1966 - present). A prolific and important  contemporary artist in Canada, he is preoccupied with texture, design, bold colours and the  study of tangible space. His paintings can be highly subjective. His mentors included Dr. Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook, … Continue reading CHRISTIAN CORBET ON QUEERING CERAMICS BY EXPLORING SEX AND SENSUALITIES

HEINZ STOEWER ON PAINTING MALE BODIES

POOLSIDE EXPECTATIONS (2020) by Heinz Stoewer, 75x300cm, oil on canvas Artist statement  My annual stays in Palm Springs, California, and the way of life in this desert playground inspired me in all kinds of ways for my work as an artist. After a work series of mid-century buildings and pools I started to paint the most intriguing … Continue reading HEINZ STOEWER ON PAINTING MALE BODIES