Glow Makatsi is part of #TheGalleryProject. #TheGalleryProject includes artworks from 47 artists from 27 different countries. Each work reflects a unique perspective and as a whole, the exhibition series refuses to present a standardized narrative. Rather, it becomes clear that being queer means something different to each artist, whether sexually, politically, or aesthetically.
Each artist represented in the exhibition has developed their own strategies for coping with their lived realities and addressing (or not addressing) them in their art. The works displays sex, fragility, anger, courage, hope, nihilism, strength, fear, and beauty.
About the artist:
I go by the name Glow, and I am 23 years old going through a midlife crisis. But trust me I still deliver like a midwife. lol.
I’m anthropology graduate with a psychology post-grad honours degree. I am incredibly passionate about transforming the world into a more inclusive space to live, for that would mean myself, along with many other gendered people can live in a safe world without prejudice, hate crimes rooted in senselessness.
My modes of transforming this world include fashion as a form of communication, a language wherein I can address issues of gender, identity, while simultaneously challenging other peoples conceptions of the term.
Another mode is through being hyper-visible, which sometimes put me in dangerous positions, but essentially I seek to reinforce the fact that non-binary, trans, pansexuals, all these selves that exist, which do not fit the ‘normal’ mold, are not going anywhere and are as worthy of a godly nature as any cisgender person.
About the artwork:
My pictures are all about representation, pushing through dated patriarchal binaries of existence, they are awkward and perfect, for perfection already exists in everything.
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