Alex Foxton

"I’ve noticed that your pieces share male characters overcoming the typical mould for masculinity. Are you purposely challenging the ‘macho’ façade/stereotype?

I’m not consciously challenging anything; I just want to represent a specific kind of masculinity. Until recently, I didn’t see anything political in what I paint but I’ve been asked a few times to explain why I paint men the way I do – as sensual and expressive, like that isn’t a part of a man’s natural being. It’s funny that I have to justify that, as if it’s threatening."



Péixe Collardot

"Péixe Collardot (1995) is an artist, a student at HEAR (Strasbourg) and one of the editors of the fanzine L’Ennui.His draws images of benevolent hells where everyone tortures themselves as they please to the point of exhaustion, and of generous Edens where everything comes together."


Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

"Zulfikar Ali Bhutto//Faluda Islam\\ is an artist, performer, zombie drag queen and curator of mixed Pakistani, Lebanese and Iranian descent. His work explores complex identities formed by centuries of colonialism and exacerbated by contemporary international politics. Bhutto unpacks the intersections of queerness and Islam and how it exists in a constant liminal and non-aligned space.  Bhutto was curatorial resident at SOMArts Cultural Center where he co-curated, The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience and is a fall artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Bhutto is currently based in the Bay Area from where he received his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute in the summer of 2016. Today he works as a teaching artist, community arts facilitator and part time unicorn in San Francisco."