Utopian Portrait Study
Queer Series/ 30”x24” mixed media on canvas. Framed. I painted this portrait based on “Queer” reference photos on Google. The term 'queer' is a homophobic slur from the 1980s AIDS crisis in the United States, it has been since re-appropriated and embraced by queer activists and integrated into many English-speaking contexts, International art practices by LGBT+ individuals are thus often placed under the umbrella term of 'queer art' within English-speaking contexts, even though they emerge outside the historical developments of the gender and identity politics .