TIM ASATO ON PHOTOGRAPHING THE EROTIC-POLITIC

  . . Balaclava.Q is a strategy to connect, promote and create platforms for queer artists.  Introducing Barcelona (Spain) based artist Tim Asato.  Asato works in photography in which romanticised masculinities are captured. He has appeared in Mascular Magazine and DNA Magazine Australia and while predominantly concerned with exploring the male form, Asato's works are also charged … Continue reading TIM ASATO ON PHOTOGRAPHING THE EROTIC-POLITIC

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THOMAS HELLSTROM & THE SURFACES THAT INTERSECT THE AIDS EPIDEMIC & THE HOUSE MUSIC MOVEMENT

Pictured above: THE WHISTLE SONG and CAN YOU FEEL IT?   . Artist Statement . I am a first generation Queer Artist, BFA 1991 from the University of Minnesota, currently based in Chicago after 20 years in NYC. Part of my embrace of Chicago is the local history and legacy of House Music originating here … Continue reading THOMAS HELLSTROM & THE SURFACES THAT INTERSECT THE AIDS EPIDEMIC & THE HOUSE MUSIC MOVEMENT

AUTOJEKTOR ON POST>FILM / REAPPROPRIATION

England based artist Autojektor specialises in the reappropriation and transformation of 8mm found film footage to create new narratives. Autojecktor superimposes queer soundscapes on top of the footage which results in an exciting and transfixing overall treatment. This seemingly simple and compelling treatment is extremely compelling. . Artist Statement . My work explores narratives of … Continue reading AUTOJEKTOR ON POST>FILM / REAPPROPRIATION

Leo Primavera on Male Sexual Surrealisms

. Introducing Bulgaria based artist Leo Primavera.  Using a naive painting style Primavera defines their art "as a bit dreamy, surreal with strong sexual notes."  Painting mainly with oils on canvas, Primavera juxtaposes his realisms with his fantasies, giving light to potential and real, queer subculture activities. . . .   . . Primavera describes … Continue reading Leo Primavera on Male Sexual Surrealisms

WAYNE LUCAS ON EXISTENTIAL EROTICISM

. . Artist Statement . My practice blurs the activities of painting and sculpture, .reflecting and considering the human condition through a restless and obsessive accretions of materials.  Recent works are both a physical play with ideas and a representation. The process and forms are entwined at every turn often interrupting the narrative. References to art … Continue reading WAYNE LUCAS ON EXISTENTIAL EROTICISM

Cochon de Cauchemar on Performing Queer Sexualities

. Berlin (Germany) based queer porn performer Cochon de Cauchemar (translates to English as 'Nightmare Pig'), has previously graduated in Fashion and Textile Design. In an effort so as to challenge perceptions of what porn can be, Cauchemar employs kitsch aesthetics to align themselves with ongoing discourse around the 'Art versus Porn' debate. . . … Continue reading Cochon de Cauchemar on Performing Queer Sexualities