Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Nothing Else Can Change Anything In This World

RTomens, 2017

In the gallery yesterday a girl, aged about ten, asked me what one of my pictures was about. She didn't know it was mine, just happened to want to know about that one. So I told her as best I could, allowing for age, ie, without the kind of complex explanation required to describe a piece of work which both pays homage to and undermines old-fashioned notions of masculinity and in relation to the 21st century asks the question: "What use are stereotypes when reality constantly undermines them even though men insist on conforming because they're in need of protective armour?"

Then, with a sweep of her little arm to indicate the rest of the group exhibition, she said: "Did you make all these as well?"

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