The Art of Being Queer Exhibition - Demontier

We are honoured to have @demoontier displaying two pieces in The Art of Being Queer Exhibition

Artist Statement:

My name is Demontier, i'm a 26 year old digital artist from São Paulo/ Brazil.

I take inspiration from drag, fashion, bright colors and overall, queer culture. I have `always been drawn to ´´weird`` looking people, you know, the ones who have non symetrical features, like really big noses, eyes or ears, i find them fabulous and interesting to look at. Heavy makeup and mismatched patterns with crazy colors have excited me since a young age.

The Art of Being Queer Exhibition explores and celebrates queer artists and their work from around the globe. It provides an identity experience through which we assimilate the ongoing fight for queer representation not only in the art industry, but in mainstream media as a whole. This exhibition is curated by The Art of Being Queer, a growing organisation and podcast that highlights the censorship queer artists of all mediums face every day, and provides a platform on which these artists can showcase their work that is otherwise underrepresented, rejected, or hidden altogether.

The exhibition features multiple artists, all of whom have had different societal experiences and individual sets of struggles linked to their identity. Through art of many types, these brave artists demonstrate that identity, in its purest form, is not defined by biology or culture, but by what is felt within.

The exhibition takes place at Pineapple Black Gallery on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September during Middlesbrough Art Weekender. We would love for you to join us for our launch event on Friday 27th September, 5pm-8pm.

Middlesbrough Pop Up Pride is also taking place the same weekend. Throughout the afternoon, the Outdoor stage will be packed full of live performances. The line-up will be announced on the event page linked above! Alongside the performances, expect street theatre, arts and crafts, workshops and all the stalls and bars of Orange Pip Market. There will also be excellent nightlife events by Sapphires and Tiny through to the early hours.