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tramps-l'oeil

2011-2014

Keywords:
  • social media
  • identity
  • fandom

tramps-l’oeil is my most involved painting project to date, a series of over 300 paintings intended as a call-and-response subversion of the male gaze on tumblr.

A painting from the tramps-l'oeil series.

Each painting appropriates a a photo of male model, drawing attention to how fashion photography as a genre itself appropriates the compositions and conventions of classical painting, while stripping them of historical context and conceptual complexity.

A painting from the tramps-l'oeil series.

The blog was an anonymous performance, and much of the speculation by visitors failed to discern it as anything but fandom.

A painting from the tramps-l'oeil series.

Selections from the series were included in Outlet’s _NSFW: Male Nudes by Female Painters_. the original blog is available here.

A painting from the tramps-l'oeil series.