Masculinity and/(in?) the Body
the Desirability in/of trans/gnc/nb bodies
I have not yet come to a conclusion on which title is more appropriate for this on going project. I imagine their being a variety of kinds of bodies, but in general the two central questions I am to ask with this body of work
Desireability - What does it mean to make images of trans/gnc folks and not center : Death // Trauma // Medical Processes
What does it mean instead to center in our representation : Body positivity // desirability // Being Unapologetically In our Bodies
Intimacy in Masculinity - I want to center softness, and tenderness - something never asked of a masculine image.
The following paintings are an on going series connected to one’s own body - in this case Bryan’s related to his.
As a transmasculine millennial on a quest for some self healing - Bryan stages his own body in ways that reflect modern depictions of masculinity but also his trans-ness. Some reaching as far as to portray a Trans Body in a Renaissance fashion.
The First in the series. More to come as it’s made.
Began Nov 9th, 2018
Other times It really is the question circling the drain of