Thursday, 24 January 2013

Tittikaka joins forces with gay.edge.liberation showcasing 'Homo' inspired artwork

HENRY's Gallery Modern & Contemporary Art is dedicated to the theme of homosexuality, with their third exhibition QUEER. It draws a line between aesthetics, irony and social criticism. In this context, the gallery premiers works by a gay street artist from Germany and a London artist. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Saturday 11.08.2012 from 15.00 to 17.00 with a possibility to talk with the artists, music and a champagne reception.

QUEER as a term for gay has been well established by society.  
The question of its acceptance remains unanswered, which is why the question of acceptance was not necessary for this exhibition. The only thing that's certain is that each observer and artist has their own opinion and association with the word 'queer'.

Petra Arnold
Richard Kyriakides
Li Haibin
Falk Kästle

Mon - Fri 09.00 - 19.00
Sat 09.00 - 17.00

gay.edge.liberation, preferring to remain anonymous, could be described as a 'gay Banksy' of sorts. He mostly chooses to portray provocative and edgy homoerotic themed imagery. 
Check out and like his Facebook Page here


Some of the work on display from gay.edge,liberation

I chose a less provocative approach to my images, and even found a way to incorporate a skyline into the project. I wasn't given a lot of time, and I wanted the viewer to see that homosexuality is everywhere whether they like it or not, and it's here to stay. 

I chose three styles of cities, an American San Fransisco style, a European style and an Emirates style Middle Eastern city. 

The windows would be lit mostly in white, with some of the windows lit up as the Pride Flag Rainbow.

from left to right, Red Light by Night, Tourist's Delight, Homosexuality is Everywhere (in Europe) and Homosexuality is Everywhere (in the Middle East)

Homosexuality is Everywhere (in America)

left to right: On the Prowl, Stages of Erection, and Rainbow Cum

...on second thought, perhaps some of my work was rather provocative ...

Here is an article for the exhibition, in German. It describes my work "the rather nice looking drawings of metropolitan areas from all around the world, come from the London artist Richard Kyriakides - he wants to show that homosexuality occurs in every place on earth even if they are not allowed to show it."


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