"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."