by Alina Livneva26 December '18
Art theme - Transgender (Gay art)
Rethinking of the role played by transgender in art history
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.
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.
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.
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.