Camberwell College of Arts
This work explores the nature of masculinity. Our societal education is filled with images and stories of masculine heroes displaying their power and success. The pose was chosen as a referral to the carved marble busts of the white, wealthy, middle class, men we call ‘heroes’ – heroes in war or politics, men of great learning. The portrait sits on a classically dark background, but the image refers to a much more feminine side of a man with the use of lipstick and bare shoulders, a side of masculinity we neglect to acknowledge.
122cm x 184cm