Hair Patterns

Through lines, Cupid Ojala’s work, conjures new ways in seeing the masculine body through the lens of a queer trans-man. Ojala draws bodies that go beyond the questions of what it is to be a man; instead he re-embodies cultural signs of gender and either strip the flesh altogether leaving traces of hair or produce new body formations. In Hair Patterns, the body is outlined only by hair navigating the construction of male virility where some of the patterns overlap to create abstract, yet corporeal shapes. Through these different scenarios Ojala offers impossible bodies that surpasses essentialist perspectives and extends new forms of desire.

© Cupid Ojala 2000-Present

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