David Antonio Cruz : A painting

By Being Careful of the Company You Keep Cruz, David Antonio (2016) Oil on Panel

By Being Careful of the Company You Keep Cruz, David Antonio (2016) Oil on Panel

Really like the colours and brushwork in this painting. Rather strange pose but the forms and lines created are pleasing.

Have researched the artist  I see he is interested in representing transgender people. Quote from an article in White Hot magazine by :

By KURT MCVEY, APR. 2016
“I like to put them in difficult poses,” says Cruz with a slight mischievous giggle. “They trust that I’m going to find that thing that radiates within them-that beauty you’re projecting. You’re going to look good, I promise you. But you’re also going to suffer.” Cruz is self aware enough to know that this sentiment stands in parallel to the daily lives of many humans in the LGBT community and also people of color, who bare the daily flagellations, trials and tribulations, but do so gracefully. Be uncomfortable, but make it look good.”http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/antonio-cruz-return-dirty-boys/3384

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