@jorge.gomez_gonzalez - The Art of Being Queer - Artist Feature

Tonight's fabulous queer artist feature is @jorge.gomez_gonzalez

Artist Statement:

I love what you have been doing on the inter webs repping all the queer artist. 

I've been meaning to submit something but I have been so busy but I got some time finally. 

Here is a little bit about me and my art: 

A very important aspect to me as an artist and activist is understanding the feelings of isolation caused by  the lack of representation in both gay and Mexican culture. When I came out at age 12 I quickly felt like I had to distance myself from Mexican culture because I felt it started to reject me for being gay and it no longer was the safe space I thought it was. As I started to be more apart of the gay community I also realized the representation of queer people that looked like me was very little, and that both gay and Mexican cultures often clashed and it was often based on values, and misunderstandings. In 2017 I realized I separated both cultures and never celebrated my intersectionality of being a gay Mexican man because I simply never saw anyone else do it. So I started Mi Vida Con Maquillaje which documents how I express myself as a gay Mexican man through makeup, within the series I use Capitulo 4: Idolos to creates environments in which I take latinx idols and queer them to represent me as a gay Mexican man.

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