Art Gaysel Miami Beach - The Queerest Art Fair returns to Gaythering for it's 7th year! Get your pocket book Mawma and head to gaythering Dec 1st-3rd! Your walls are raw and we have just the load to fill them!
This year we have featured artists from Hawaii, Milan, Sicily, Mexico City, New York City, Spain, Miami,
Los Angeles, the Cape and more locations.
Scroll below to meet our Art Gaysel Provincetown 2022 Artists!
MEET THE ARTISTS!
RETURNING AND ALL NEW,
ART GAYSEL 2022 ARTISTS ARE SURE TO WOW YOU!
DEC 1ST - 3RD
Throughout the tenure of his practice, Keith has developed an engagement with 19th century painting as a specific art historical strategy. In recent work, Keith represents the solitary male figure, gazed upon and rendered in the artist's technically skillful manner. Keith's paintings subtly invite narratives of sociopolitical issues to the forefront of contemporary culture and figurative painting. Referencing artists such as Homer, Eakins, and Sargent, Keith's extremely personal vision becomes part of a larger lineage of classic American portrait painting.
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"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." -- Pablo Picasso
Elliot is a spanish painter, based in Barcelona.
He studied fine arts at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV)
Between oil and digital painting Elliot’s pictorial work is an extension of his thoughts, questions, fears and pleasures expressed in the human figure, wrapped in mythology and fictional characters representing very real feelings, often his personal friends or complete strangers who strikes him.
Elliot has a real admiration for artists like Antonio López, Sargent, Sorolla or Velazquez and the Pre-Raphaelite art movement.
Harrison Sheehan is a filmmaker and photographer known by friends and colleagues as shy but wild, with roots in New York City and the High Rockies of Colorado. He went from being a ranch hand and pro-skier to closely collaborating with Eliza Hittman’s Beach Rats street-casting and acting in the
His Pratt Institute undergrad thesis short, You Look Good In Blue, premiered at the Frameline Film Festival. His follow-up short films, Top Rope and Like You, are set to premiere in 2023.
Magió is a queer Sicilian artist based in Berlin. His art focuses on the beauty of sexuality. His work celebrates the beauty of queer life and the joy of every body. With pastel colors and clean lines, his illustrations show a cute & queer world where toxic masculinity doesn’t exist.
Magió’s work represents cute & queer characters posing nearly nude in a pin-up style. He considers his art sexy but also adorable and fun.
Pietro Spirito was born in Puglia, Southern Italy in 1981, grew up in Florence and trained artistically in Milan,
where he attended the Accademia di Brera. In 2008 he moved to Berlin, where he began a path of experimentation that resulted in the transition from figuration to abstraction.
He currently lives and works in Berlin and Milan.
In recent works, the artist combines his interest in drawings of the human body, animals and in ceramic sculpture with the visual worlds of the social-media platform Instagram, dating app. Spirito takes motifs he finds that focus on staging and revealing the subject’s own body and address the publication of private images in a playful or provocative way. The fleeting gaze as you navigate the platforms is interrupted from the moment the artist paints. His goal is not to create a new image, but it is an act of redesigning and feeling one’s point of view through images,
exploring desire, voyeurism and the dramatic flood of images.
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James creates his surreal gay art photos at home in New York City, New York, as well as on his frequent travels to France, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and many other locales around the globe. Each one of his prints is hand-signed, individually inscribed, and low-number-editioned. He's able to offer them affordably while still keeping each image extremely limited. Since the process is so time intensive, James only releases new prints a dozen or so times each year and each run sells out quickly.
Patrick has been dabbling in art from an early age, entering his first photo competition at age 12 and winning in the point and shoot category. He grew up under the influence of his mother’s art who practiced in acrylic and pastel for most of his childhood. Patrick started working in a professional capacity in Okinawa, Japan in 2006, creating prints of underwater collages he created from pictures taken in the East China Sea. His two primary subjects are fish and men, as he captures queer life above the sea and fish life below the surface of the water.
Currently Patrick lives, swims, and paints in Miami Beach, Florida.
He aims to capture some of the vast beauty below the surface of the ocean and share that with the world.
With climate change devastating the planet including our coral reefs, Patrick hopes his art will help show people some of what is at stake if we don’t act to limit global warming and in attempts to help bring awareness to the undersea beauty at stake, starting in 2022, has decided to donate 5% of sales to the Coral Restoration Foundation.
I believe queer art visibility is extremely important, so my work has become essential. By documenting my raw evolution as a gay man and member of the LGBT+ community I’m depicting an authentic and truthful take on what it’s really like to openly explore your sexuality. This includes all the joy of embracing yourself but also the emotional challenges that come with living life differently after so many years of hiding.
The first approach I had with my sexual curiosity was through pornography. Without having any access to same-sex sexual relationships education, I had to use porn as a source of information about physical intimacy. Gay pornography had its big revolution during the 1970’s and I found the content that was created during that decade pivotal to certain aspects of the gay community. So with this body of work I make a reinterpretation of 70’s pornographic photographs and fill them with my staple bright peaches color palette, feeling very inspired by the gay scene in Miami Beach where I am currently living and working.
ADAMCHUCK (he/him) is a queer artist working primarily in oil paint on mylar. His works are figurative and abstract, taking found photos, curated by amateur photographers and bloggers for the internet and re-presents the imagery to a more formal audience. By rendering them in paint at an intimate scale, Adam takes these sometimes explicit or intimate moments and presents them like specimens or a small photo like a Polaroid, examining the way many humans present themselves on the internet. The final product is an intimate twist of classic expressionism and contemporary self portraiture. The source images have already been well curated for the internet or perhaps lovers, but have all made it to the public realm of the world wide web. The works function together similar to a newsfeed on a social media site, and on their own are vignettes of different human experiences and stories woven together.
Adam graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Art in spring of 2012 with a BFA in drawing and now lives and works in Brooklyn with his roommates and dog, Ellie. He has since exhibited work solo and in several group shows around the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. His work has been seen in Paris represented by Less is More Projects, Maria Neil Art Project in Cleveland, Atlantic Gallery in New York City, Art Gaysel in junction with Art Basel Miami, Pequeños Bribones in Mexico City, The Tom of Finland Foundation in Los Angeles, and more.
His work is in private collections around the world from his native Cleveland to Paris, London, Berlin, South Africa, and Malta.
Chick is a graduate of Denison University class of 2009. There he received a BFA in studio art and has since maintained a successful and growing studio practice. His work has been seen in several art journals and Interior Design Magazine. In 2015 he was invited to participate in a group show at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. His work is in private collections around the world.
He works intuitively; easily moving from one medium to another allowing his instinct to guide his choice in color and inform the qualities of his line. His belief in the infinite complexities of the mind and body connection inspires the imagery which is an amalgamation of art theories. The work is figurative in its foundation with an expressionistic approach to application and a surreal vision of the self. The figures see themselves from the point of view that is at once infinitly small and large; the mind and soul exist within and around the body. The viewer is invited, by the bright colors and playful composition, to experience their own concrete experience through his abstract lens.
Born in Abarán, Murcia (Spain), in 1985, Bran Sólo defines himself as a “Good person, painter, illustrator, designer and photographer, as well as many
other things I never wanted to be“.
He is currently researching the relationship between science and art, which he says is “inseparable from me“, as well as being interested in the graphic study of other subjects such as masculinity, fear and human emotions, love and blindness.
Bran's protagonists tend to be characters from his surroundings and models that he usually photographs in his studio, predominantly men, with a melancholic, pessimistic and solitary character, which is the main subject dealt
with in most of his works.
Bran Sólo is a lover of the sea, linking its color palette to the Mediterranean.
He usually replaces the shape and colour of the human body with a blue colour like the sea, on backgrounds reminiscent of the fine sand of some of the Mediterranean landscapes in which he gets inspired.
Jeremy Lucido is an artist, photographer, and zine publisher located in downtown Los Angeles. Born in a suburb outside of Saint Louis, Missouri, Lucido was encouraged to follow his art interest at an early age. However, it wasn't until enrolling in a High School journalism class that he discovered his love for photography. At the age of 21, he moved to Hollywood, California, to attend Otis College of Art and Design and receive a BFA in Photography.
Shortly after graduating college, he accepted a job as a video editor for an online adult production company. He quickly grew within the industry and became the lead photographer and director for several adult films. His ten years in the adult industry helped shape his love for portrait work and define his raw erotic style.
Jeremy created and self-published Starrfucker Magazine, a black-and-white printed zine featuring his provocative photography and other art from contributing artists. It was a way for him to bring together the two parts of his life together as one- art and sex.
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Chris Molina (he/him) is a Miami-based filmmaker whose work focuses on queer stories. He leans heavily on his own personal experiences, often blurring the line between fiction and autobiographical. His films have gone on to play festivals like Indie Grits, New Orleans Film Festival, and Florida Film Festival. He was named a finalist for the Sundance Ignite Fellowship in both 2020 and 2021. In 2021, Chris was awarded a spot in the Oolite Art’s Home and Away Residency, which sends Miami based artists to Anderson Ranch in Colorado. In 2022, he was one of 8 filmmakers to receive $15,000 from Miami Film Festival and Oolite Arts to create a short film following the theme of ‘Family.’ His film, The Truth of A Thousand Nights was also awarded Best Film at Miami Film Festivals Cinemaslam. Chris has worked closely with multiple Miami based film festivals and screening programs as a manager, juror, and volunteer coordinator. In 2020, he began the Sun Pass Film Festival, a festival spotlighting both established and emerging filmmakers from Miami and Florida.
Carlos Enfedaque is a Berlin-based artist from Zaragoza/Spain. He was born in 1994 and studied Fine Arts at the University of Zaragoza, the ARCA-EUAC University of Arts in Coimbra/Portugal and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia San Carles in Valencia/Spain, where he graduated in 2016. His work has been exhibited at such venues as Centro de Creación Contemporánea “Las Naves” in Valencia, Sala “La Muralla” gobierno de Aragón in Teruel or the Galeria Partícula Coimbra/Portugal. Carlos currently works at the studio of South-African video artist Candice Breitz in the production of her most recent work "Digest“.
Carlos‘s main medium is oil on canvas. In his paintings, which can be characterized as expressionistic and consist of portraits, still lifes and landscapes, his interest lies in the ambiguity of identity, playfully questioning the perception of the viewer. He believes in painting as an impulsive and intuitive act in order to create a fresh and direct expression.
JJ Quinn is a trans, queer pop artist who lives and works in Manhattan, NY.
A midwestern transplant, he made the move to the city for all the reasons so many others do - to be immersed in the energy and opportunity only a place like NYC can offer.
His deep appreciation for New York’s 80’s queer culture and thriving street art scene is also a driving influence and instantly recognizable in his work.
An emerging artist in the scene - he’s known for his bold line-work, playful figures, and explosive color palette. His work explores what turns us on, what turns him on, bringing both pop and erotic art together in a fun, approachable way.
“I create the work I want to see in the world, evoking the mood of the people I enjoy being around when I’m at my most relaxed - fun, playful, sexy, and a bit unpredictable.”
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Antwaun Wright, known as antzinyipants. Connecticut based artist, located in the heart of downtown Hartford CT. Antwaun has been chasing his art dreams since discovering he had a drawing talent ate the age of 4. It wasn’t until he attend the art institute of Atlanta, that’s when he decided to push his gifts beyond sitting at his aunts kitchen table drawing.
Antwaun didn’t dive into painting and working with acrylics until his early 20s, he now does digital work, prints and has made a coloring book (blossom) - geared towards queer uniqueness and blooming into ones self. The quirkiness, vibrant colors and floral patterns is what makes his recent works stand out. You can now find his work on men’s underwear and hand painted on leathers, bags and denim.
Welcome to the whimsical world of antzinyopants.
Rafael Farello, is a Colombian painter who's work plays with eroticism. His brand of erotism depicts a sexual love and physical love
exaltation in his work.
The work tours the skin, bones and souls of the subjects in each one of his canvases; saying goodbye to taboos and depicting sex as the
art of being alive.
Darnell Lamont Walker is a writer (Blue’s Clues & You, Two Whats?! And a Wow, Karma’s World), filmmaker (Seeking Asylum, Outside the House, Set Yourself on Fire), teacher, and a healer, currently creating content in hopes that all children get to see themselves.
He’s currently living between the Chattahoochee National Forest of Georgia and Johannesburg, South Africa, but Charlottesville, Virginia is Darnell’s hometown and the place he grew into an activist and transformative leader.
While at Esalen Institute as an artist, then again on Faculty, Darnell realized his work, artistically and in the wellness space, leads people toward healing and happiness. Darnell’s goal is to continue to support communities around the world through the building of safe spaces where these two things can expand.
Zain Curtis is a painter and textile artist with a limp wrist from Palm Springs, California.
The floor is Lava but not to worry because you're standing on a Rush Poppers carpet by Zain Curtis! Zain's special brand of kitsch flips queer culture on it's head adding a gritty counter culture esthetic all his own.
Manuel Nanouris, born in Athens, Greece is a vibrant artist with a lot to say. His focus on the male form and beauty are elevated by his unique take on contemporary techniques. His use of oils mixed with other mediums has led to his stand out pieces featuring the use of condoms as well as other unique materials. After graduating with a Master Degree of Arts from Athens School of Fine Arts in 2013, he attended The Universitat de Barcelona for additional studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts under the Erasmus Scholarship. Since, he has travelled internationally both painting and exhibiting his work. He most recently showed at Miami in 2021, London ( Parallax art fair) in 2019 and The Brick Lane Gallery in London in 2017.
Patrick Mizumoto is a visual artist working primarily as an oil painter whose work features emotive human figures in abstract, surreal and suggestive settings.
His work is focused on expressing the complex energy surrounding the pursuit of wholeness, both psychologically and physically. His work is an attempt at capturing moments of beauty both within our recognizable human experience as well as the indescribable abstract emotions experienced through moments of strife and peace.
He has shown his work across the USA, notably in Los Angeles, New York, and Hawaii. Patrick is based in Honolulu, Hawaii.
“When I turned 30, I knew I needed a drastic change in my life; so I moved from Puerto Rico to New York City. I told myself that I would use these years to explore every aspect of my sexuality and gender identity. . Come and get to know a little more about me through the language of Brass and the different ways I play with it.”
“I’m constantly evolving and changing as I dig deeper into my queerness. Each day I discover something new about myself and I utilize my craft as the medium through which i express and share this evolution. To live as my authentic self is to allow myself to continue exploring my queerness, to make mistakes and learn from them, to be as unopologetic as possible while navigating through this world and continue to stay strong for the future generations.”
Born 1980 Waukegan, Illinois
Melissa Wilkinson received her BFA in painting from Western Illinois University in 2002. She then went on to receive her MFA in painting from Southern Illinois University in 2006. Her work has been featured in wide reaching publications throughout the country including three editions of New American Paintings and 4 editions of INDA: Manifest International Drawing Annual. She has shown in various galleries nationally and internationally including South Korea and India and has won numerous awards throughout her career.
She has won numerous fellowships and grants including the Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship in Painting in 2012. Her work is amongst private collections throughout the country and abroad. She lives and works in the Hudson River valley.
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