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Phallic Aversion: Constructed Privacy

 

With my "Phallic Aversion" series I've been working around the question of male nudity in modern culture. On a recent trip to Bruges, Belgium I toured the Groeninge Museum and I became interested in the flemish primitive triptychs as a form of display. Their exterior paintings are devoid of colour and represent an everyday face to the work, but their interiors are fantastically rich. Following their lead, I developed a triptych of five panels and built a mahogany case. The exterior is an everyday suitable, androgynous figure in gold and black. The interior, a celebration of the male figure in rich purples, gold and yellows, features two male torsos flanking a male nude from behind.

 

Here is the first view of the project.