man in heels

Clotilde Jimenez

oil stick, acrylic, and collage on paper
22 x 33 in.


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Artist statement

Collage, 2015

Collage, is a tentative name for my current body of work. It is a unique experimentation using new modes of expression and ways of thinking that undermines the notions of gender normativity within a black male complex. I equate the queerness and race body at the same time by critiquing the notions of "Black Is... Black Ain't" (rigid definitions of "Blackness" that African Americans impose on each other), and the inherent set of rules and standards governed by patriarchy, sexism, homophobia and colorism. It is my own quest of a kind of self-definition and analysis of what I know as black masculinity.