Juxtapoz Magazine – Steve Seeley’s “The Voyeurs” @ All Star Press, Chicago
All Star Press in Chicago provides Steve Seeley’s The Voyeurs, a display that is made up of extra than 50 new paintings on paper, with 28 of the is effective are acrylic on vintage nude art journal internet pages. Each individual piece incorporates Steve’s legendary imagery which includes appropriated romance comics and nostalgic cartoon figures. There are 6 collaborative works where by artists had been prompted by the topic: ‘what is staying “voyeured” or spied upon’. Seeley labored with 6 of his favored community feminine and/or LGBQT artists to open up new interpretations exterior of his used information of the male gaze. These is effective include things like: Totes Ferosh, Liz Flores, Paola Seeley, Vivian Le, Isamar Medina and Kate Lynn Lewis.
“The Voyeurs is of course about voyeurism. Type of.
I indicate, I guess it is also about the reduction of innocence.
Let us not fail to remember that it’s also about world-wide-web memes and the siren music of social media. And it’s about my mates as well… and neighbors (and probably a couple strangers).
Oh and it’s also about puns, innuendos and word enjoy.
But for sure, like all my do the job, it’s about absurdity.
It’s about obtaining ease and comfort in nostalgia but also bewildering that nostalgia with the tongue-in-cheek. It’s about expending the previous two furthermore many years attempting to locate normality. Watching the neighboring world all over you shut down and then bit by bit seeing it get started to indulge in staying found yet again. A quick glance of something… hell, anything… and then viewing the blinds promptly close and the lights currently being shut off. It is flirting with the idea of flirting a person awkward wink at a time.
Best guess? The Voyeurs is about observing. It is about viewing. And it is about becoming viewed. (Binoculars not included.)”