Art Gaysel Miami anchors into Ptown - The Queerest Art Fair departs Gaythering and sails into The Crews Quarters Ptown for its 1st year ever. Find your muster station because it's all aboard June 2nd-4th! This summer we have featured artists from Hawaii, Milan, Mexico City, New York City, London, Miami,
Richmond & the Cape.
Scroll below to meet our Art Gaysel Provincetown 2022 Artists!
MEET THE ARTISTS!
ART GAYSEL is headed to ptown
june 2ND - 4TH
gio black peter
In every generation, there are those who resist the sweeping tide of proscription and conformity. For New York based artist Gio Black Peter, such a reaction comes naturally. Through his work, he is able to break through the hardening shell of uniformity and tap into something more honest. While undeniably modern in his approach—often utilizing technology to offer a multimedia-fueled commentary on current issues—the artistic results are irrevocably rooted to the past.
In his bold use of color and shape, Peter’s work is perhaps most reminiscent of the French post-impressionists. Sensual and emotive, he has a Paul Gauguin style primitiveness to his art, where the everyday and the natural are fused with an almost dreamlike sense of the fantastic. Picking up from where Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat left off in the 1980s, Peter is steering the downtown New York art scene back to the unapologetic celebration of life-outside-the-mainstream that it was before complacency began to take hold. .
At its core, Peter’s art is a provocation and, whether addressing issues of violence or oppression, alienation or love, it seeks to spark a reaction in its audience. While that reaction may be visceral and dejected, or ecstatic and inspired, the ultimate aim is to fuel awareness, both of the self and society. In that, Peter’s art is a mirror of his own life—the two are, at times, indistinguishable.
Like Jean Genet, there is a bit of an outlaw in Peter, a bit of a fighter—he doesn’t back away from the demands of his artistic expression. Equally willing to strip down on camera for a blood soaked orgy as he is to work through sleepless nights when in the grip of inspiration, Peter breathes a life unfettered by shame, unencumbered by fleeting notions of morality. His work is a testament to the belief that it is possible to celebrate life without being bound to the form most common. He reveals the truth that unexpected beauty and unanticipated vitality can be found by challenging the norm, by pushing past our collective comfort.
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.
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.
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.
The Rabbits have become my alter egos and the faces of my internal and external explorations. They are my traveling souvenirs, conceived at home and sometimes on the road, each mask pregnant with the next. Together we are free to be coy, provocative, mischievous, humorous and erotic. Liberation without reservation. The rabbits are awkwardly posing. sometimes suggestively sexual and mysterious, while at other times playful and mischievous. A rabbit/bunny is typically innocent looking and cuddly. Then you have my Rabbits, these personas who play on the ironically innocent looking and cuddly while still being dark, sexy and flirtatious. The rabbit is an exhibitionist. He demands attention and in most cases is staring intensely to
grab that attention.
@ITSTHERABBIT VIA INSTAGRAM
My name is Daniel Ortiz and I am a Brooklyn born Artist of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent. I expressed interest in the arts as early as age five and began exploring my artistic abilities then. by drawing inspiration from my life experiences and visual influences surrounding me, I have really been able to hone in on a style of art that truly represents me as a gay Latino.
Although it has not been an easy road of acceptance, I have managed to actively pursue an art career and I am excited to introduce "Art by Dan" my very first own online shop and brand.
The human body has and always will be the inspiration behind all of my work. As an Artist I love capturing all the emotions the body is able to evoke. I am always seeking new and exciting ways to incorporate different elements to my body of work.
In 2017, I fell in love with oil paints and since then oil painting has allowed me to depict and interpret all those human emotions in a way that I desire. Through my work I hope to impact and inspire individuals who may feel like they are not good enough or that they don't belong. especially members of the L.g.b.t.q.I.a.+ community.
Engulfed in childhood nostalgia, Tawnie Silva creates an optimistic narrative occasionally interrupted by the cynicism of modern day societal living. His use of vintage toy imagery combined with humorous commentary combine in a sweet riddle of sarcasm.
Tawnie's brand of camp is sure to make you smile.
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.
The Goodbar series tackles the anonymous fictions created online by men looking for love, sex and/or companionship. The men featured in the series, a nod to the 1977 Judith Rossner’s novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar, as well as my hunt for the perfect mate were all downloaded from profile photos off the dating app Scruff. With the advent of digital apps replacing bars and clubs as a viable options of meeting other men, the nuances of cruising and the art of the flirt seem secondary or non-existent. These grids of digital men, a never-ending candy store of options (bears, queers, muscle boys, twinks, daddies, jocks, etc.), encourage the user to scroll, engage or ignore; and often reduce the men on the other side of the phone to their perceived avatars.
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.
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