(Behave Yourself, cosmetics on paper
(foundation, eye shadow, lipstick, etc), 12"x16")
My work deals a lot with dichotomies, the dichotomy between masculine and feminine, comfortable and uncomfortable, innocence and erotic. That is the foundation for my work.
(Be Magentale With Me, cosmetics on paper (foundation, eye shadow, lipstick, etc), 55"x108")
Through drawing using cosmetics as my medium, ranging from Cover Girl to MAC cosmetics,
I cake my innocently sexy models on to the surface.
(Not My First Knockwurst, cosmetics on paper, 22"x30")
These men seduce the viewers perverse heart forcing them to want what is just out if reach. They become the seductive nymphs of Greek myth seducing the audience skirting the line between innocence and experienced.
(Do You Lilac It?, cosmetics on paper, 55"x108")
I am constantly referencing art history through a queer lens
while commenting on contemporary notions of beauty
as they pertain to gay male subjectivity.
(Please Me, cosmetics on paper, 22"x18")
My work has always dealt with beauty. Through using the cosmetics as a medium I'm able to exaggerate that fact while playing with gender stereotypes.
(Da Bling, cosmetics on paper, 9"x22")
Every piece is titled after a cosmetic name
enhancing the playful quality to the work.
A floating cock seems odd, erotic and intrusive.
Then paired with the title "Da Bling" or "Hug Me"
how could you not laugh?
(Pink Frontier, cosmetics on paper, 14"x22")
As with the essence of the medium, the work begs to ask what's underneath?
What's underneath the kitsch and puns?
What's really being highlighted and contoured?
In the end my work becomes a celebration, an adoration of sexuality and
a heroic portrayal of self appreciation.
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