Art theme - Transgender (Gay art)

Gay Art - Transgender

BY Virtosu Art Gallery POSTED 26th of December 2018 11:00 GMT


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Art is something we do every day. Art is an expression of our emotions, thoughts, and desires. But not only, it is more personal than that. It is about sharing the way we experience the world, and for many of us is an extension of our own personality. It is the path we choose to communicate the intimate concepts that may be difficult or not enough to portray by words alone. We search or look for some other methods to carry our message or intent. But the content that we depict on our chosen media is not itself art. Art lies in how the media is used, and the way in which the content is expressed.

Works of art may create a feeling of wonder or disappointment, hope or despair, etc. It may be intelligible or obscure, subtle or explicit; and the subjects and approaches to the creation of art are bounded only by the imagination of the artist.

Transgender Art (Gay Art)

Transgender themed art has, for most of history, been a taboo subject. Yet art is never greater than when it questions social convention and exposes hypocrisy. It is only in relatively recent times that the subject of transgender has been able to be addressed with any seriousness at all. With the growing acceptance of sexual diversity has come a rethinking of the role played by transgender in art history. Only now can we properly appreciate that the theme comes in many guises.

When we discuss creativity with artists, the line is usually the same—that it arises from personal, interior spaces. No matter the medium they choose to operate in, the reality of an individual is articulated in their work. This phenomenon creates a series of expectations about both the artist and their work. More often than not we expect that a female painter would create work about women etc.

Christening of homosexual, by Gheorghe Virtosu
Christening of homosexual (2016), Gheorghe Virtosu

Gheorghe Virtosu’s acclaimed Transgender theme landmark with a series of works, this bold new series of abstract paintings broadens the canvas to reveal the role of Transgender across multiple cultures.

In 4 artworks, Transgender travels the globe, hitting landmarks of Christening of Homosexual, Lesbian Marriage, Pride Parade, Travestite. The theme explores a sweeping range of topics, including the problems our societies face today.

Pride Parade, by Gheorghe Virtosu
Pride Parade (2016), Gheorghe Virtosu
Travestite,  by Gheorghe Virtosu
Travestite (2016), Gheorghe Virtosu

Transgender is a gorgeously conceived examination of how humans are intimately connected through issues the society faces. In a time when we often seem distant from each other, the works are an inspiring reminder that we share the responsibilities of solving complex issues.


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