Gestus

Although these two Queensland based artists, Yavuz Erkan and Alix Perry, are engaging with different ideas I am interested in their use of self-portraiture and the interaction with objects. These absurd and yet playful gestures reveal a tension between the self and society highlighting the construction of gender.

 

Yavuz Erkan – Unorthodox Aphorisms

 

Bubble Gum from Unorthodox Aphorisms | © Yavuz Erkan 2011

 

Airline Socks from Unorthodox Aphorisms | © Yavuz Erkan 2011

 

Saliva from Unorthodox Aphorisms | © Yavuz Erkan 2011

 

Milk from Unorthodox Aphorisms | © Yavuz Erkan 2011

 

Alix Perry – I sowed a seed…

 

Under Pressure from I sowed a seed... | © Alix Perry 2010

 

Self-portrait (Loves Shadow) from I sowed a seed... | © Alix Perry 2010

 

to the core to the core from I sowed a seed... | © Alix Perry 2010

 

Nesting from I sowed a seed... | © Alix Perry 2010

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