During the Queer Art Festival at the American Center, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, three of my digital collage art pieces were showcased at the venue.
The following three artworks deals with historical queer issues and contrasts that historical oppression with contemporary world.
Adam and Dave
A modern day interpretation of popular humanist characters ‘Adam’ (from the painting: Creation of Adam) and ‘David’ (the statue titled David) by the famous artist Michelangelo who was believed to be a homosexual.
This artwork portrays David and Adam exploring their sexualities in the contemporary age of online dating, something which was not easy during the humanist era because of a strong inuence of the church.
The ‘Jews’ of the Left
A metaphorical representation of the plight of homosexual citizens who were subjected to bullying, severe punishments, torture, castration, outcasting or mass executions under various popular left-wing Communist leaders like Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.
Today when left wing politics often labels itself as a liberal icon, their idolizing of these wanton dictators remains to be a rather uncomfortable reality of contemporary politics.
The Pink Triangle
Once a symbol of homophobic Nazi oppression, the pink triangle has now been embraced by the LGBTQ+ community as a symbol of self identity and pride against rampant homophobia.
Even as LGBTQ+ representation has been largely ignored, especially in its sexual form for it being often considered perversion, this artwork makes an attempt to acquaint people and normalize the idea of homosexual sexual expression like a symbol of self identity and pride.
All these artworks are still available to be purchased. Anyone interested to buy shall contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org