After a few months of preparation, it finally happened: I had my first solo show in Berlin, at Blue Goat Gallery. This was a show organised in collaboration with Boner Magazine, the largest +18 free magazine in circulation in Europe (if not the world).
The work created for “Pound£and” was based on materials from Boner Magazine (and other titles from the same publisher) and it is meant to be a fun approach to sex and porn, as well as a celebration of sexual freedom.
However, as the work was being created, it was shared on social media and it had the effect of uncovering a feeling of discomfort (and subsequent censorship), particularly around the images containing any suggestion of gay sex. This appeared in stark contrast with other imagery produced previously, featuring the female form, which faced no backlash.
That has opened other avenues that will no doubt be explored in the future, focusing on freedom and resistance to censorship in art. This is a subject that I intend on writing about further in the future. For the time being, enjoy some of the images from the show!
Many thanks to Carmen and Sandra at Blue Goat Gallery for letting me show at their space and also to Boner Magazine for all the support and friendship – plus the double page feature and all the promo! Also thank you to everyone who came and partied along with us, we had a great time!
I haven’t had the chance in these last few busy days yet to take a photo with the double page spread that @boner_magazine published in the run up to the show last weekend. Thank you so much for all the support! 💖🍆 #hellothemushroom #bonermagazine #londonartist #collageart #berlinkunst #berlinstreetart #homoerotic #sexyboys
It’s called art, Brenda. Look it up. Second attempt at showing a bit of what was on at @blue_goat_gallery last night. Previous post with more photos got taken down as soon as it went up *eyeroll* Many thanks to everyone that came to the show, it made my day! #hellothemushroom #bluegoatgallery #bonermagazine #artshow #londonartist #supportlivingartists #mementomori #vanitas #popsurreal #popsurrealism
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