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

LATEX ART BY MICHELLE MILDENHALL

In production SPIKED WITH PAIN (2020) Michelle Mildenhall is a UK based latex artist, whose work explores fetish subcultures, drawing influences from a broad range of sexual fetishes including rubber fetishism, BDSM and sexual objectification. Through her bold imagery, Michelle examines both empowerment and vulnerability often by fetishizing iconic personalities in her distinctive pop art … Continue reading LATEX ART BY MICHELLE MILDENHALL

BRIAN SPIES ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE NON-BINARY IN A RURAL AREA

Brian James Spies (they / them) has a BA in Studio Art from Lycoming College (2002), a Post Baccalaureate Certificate from The Maryland Institute College of Art (2010) and an MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (2012) where they were awarded the Faculty Award. They work primarily in large format photographic portraiture. Their … Continue reading BRIAN SPIES ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE NON-BINARY IN A RURAL AREA

IAN ET JACQUES ON GODS AND MONSTERS

Ian et Jacques, born Ian Bertolucci (Pietrasanta, Italy, 1995) and Giacomo Salerno (Foggia, 1994) are a duo of contemporary artists both graduated in painting and visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara. In 2018, the year in which our collaboration began, we acted the performance “Eternity’s Act” for the installation-event by Maurizio … Continue reading IAN ET JACQUES ON GODS AND MONSTERS

TRISTAN MARIE BIALLAS ON GENDER DIVERSITY

Introducing Germany based artist Tristan Marie Biallas. Biallas kindly presents excerpts from several performative pieces which explore gender. Biallas has chosen to write accompanying descriptions in the A gif. Above on black background written in bright green capital letters: I am doing it all wrong.Beneath Tristan Marie tries to take a seat on a cube … Continue reading TRISTAN MARIE BIALLAS ON GENDER DIVERSITY