@liebekunst_art - The Art of Being Queer - Artist Feature

Tonight's fabulous queer artist feature is @liebekunst_art

Artist Statement:

Eugene Huffman (aka liebeKunst) is an established Los Angeles based artist whose painting style has been described as "abstract expressionism with non-repeating patterns that reference life through a lens of survivial, using his artwork as an outlet for his brave and powerful openness of his out status of an HIV-Positive artist." Dealing with the expression of personal psyche, hidden images often reveal themselves in his pieces.

As an Out HIV-Positive gay man, Eugene's appearances and gallery shows often include benefits for various LGBT and HIV/AIDS organizations. He was recently named as one of HIV Plus Magazine's "Most Amazing HIV-Positive People of 2016." Additionally, Eugene works as a freelance Graphic Designer for various clients and publicity firms, and has served as a resident celebrity artist and Art Director for the Art Hearts Fashion Gallery for LA Fashion Week.

Eugene's recent works showcase experimentation with various found materials and fabrics to create varied and intricate texture and pattern. The works exhibited also explore the Japanese philosophy of Kintsugi, in which broken items are repaired with gold and silver, treating breakage and repair as part of the history of the object, rather than as a flaw...relating to the journey and expression of the self, the metallic adds value, illuminating the broken parts of ourselves and embracing it as part of a history to be valued.

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