“In my work I mainly focus on the dominant heteronormative gender roles, but I also question the position of the (male/female) artist, and examine alternatives.”
Julia Fuchs inserts naked men into paintings of female nudes – with the former assuming the poses of iconic paintings depicting naked women – in order to examine the complex dynamics of our perception.
In Western art history, the depiction of nude women differs fundamentally from nude men. Vulvas are hidden or simply negated while naked men do not have to be embarrassed about, or cover their nudity.
In this work the past is thought anew, the cards are shuffled, the scenes from the past are moved, seen in a new light. Change is happening.