Alok, by Kathy Veling
Acrylic on 12" x 16" cotton paper, unframed, 2019
Painting series: THEIR NAME IS ALOK.
Biology, sexuality, and identity: most of us are able to combine those three concepts easily into two gender categories. But that doesn’t mean everyone conforms to that binary system.
Sunday, March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility, an opportunity to learn about how our idea of gender comes from a historical human construction, just like borders, laws, or religion, that doesn’t really represent the reality of some of us falling naturally somewhere between the two only accepted sides.
Voices like @alokvmenon are questioning the way society constructs these issues and advocate for a new common space that truly and fairly represents everyone who participates in it.
We got inspired by Alok’s self-expressive portraits to create a painting series that challenges the mainstream canon of gender and beauty.
- Dated and signed by the artist.
- $15 flat rate covers packing and shipping (US)
- Free shipping if you arrange artwork pickup from artist (LA area)