2017 Finalists

Jo DUCK

Artist statement: This image is from a series exploring modern masculinity tied with tropes of romance to create camp and celebratory images of men.

Since birth, we've been fed images of smoking cowboys, muscle men and hairy chests as symbols of virile masculinity.

Furthermore we've been told wedding proposals should be on one knee at sunset and to 'say it with flowers'.

This is an observation on what we've been sold as the perfect combination of hard and soft. But when combined, these elements come together as a camp, sometimes sleazy and often tongue-in-cheek exploration of what it's like to be the ultimate man in love.

It's John Wayne taking a bubble bath by candlelight.

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Jo DUCK
Romance  2019
from the series Romantic boys
pigment ink-jet print
75.0 x 60.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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