Tonight's queer artist feature is Simon Malvaez with the new collection called Jaula de Oro (Golden Cage)
This is my most personal collection so far. It is the first time that I have used a self-portrait on paper and gold leaf. These pieces are based on some portraits that Memo Hojas took of me and where Marian Rocha tied me up. They are both huge influences on the person I am today, and I think the title says a lot about how I've been feeling lately in various aspects of my life. Without going into much detail, this is the best way in which I can represent my vulnerability to the things that are happening inside and outside of me.
Unique pieces, available.
Simón Malvaez was born in Tijuana, a border city of Mexico and the U.S. He studied graphic design in Mexico City. He currently lives in San Francisco.
Inspired by the places he has lived and The Bauhaus founding philosophies. Simón takes basic materials, familiar shapes, and primary colors, pastels, and metallics to celebrate bodies and personalities that have influenced him. Latino culture and the LGBTQ+ community are bold and vibrant in all of his work's.
The geometry and composition invites you to disassemble each attribute of the piece and then reinterpret the projected symbols upon the pieces as a whole. It is an invitation to appreciate and deconstruct identity, diversity, representation and inclusion.
The Art of Being Queer