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.