Bodies

Privacy and Perception Issue

My Avatar, My Self: How Video Games Gave Me Ownership Over My Body

As a trans kid unable to wear what I wanted, to look how I wanted, to be seen by others as I saw myself, the avatars I designed reflected more of me than any mirror ever could.
Diana Tourjée
6.20.18
sculpture

These Eerily Lifelike Sculptures Probe Death, Pain, and the Grotesque

"People think there’s one way the body can be, and anything that deviates from that is grotesque," says artist Ivana Bašić.
Beckett Mufson
6.20.17
painting

Honest Nude Paintings Contemplate the Complexities of Flesh

Chuck Miller's elegant paintings transform the naked form into pure, formal compositions.
Andrew Nunes
5.18.17
light art

A Feminist Light Artist Forges Neon Nudes

Romily Alice used to play in a grunge band. Now she's reclaiming neon signs as a beacon of feminine beauty.
Catherine Chapman
5.6.17
Body Shaming

Fat-Positive Activists Explain What It's Really Like to Be Fat

Here's how you can be an ally.
Caroline Thompson
5.4.17
digital art

Rollin Leonard Talks 'Crash Kisses,' Raindrop Selfies, and Mugs on Mugs

The digital artist from LA by-way-of Maine illuminates his multimedia practice.
DJ Pangburn
4.15.17
painting

Go Inside the Cartoonishly Surreal Mind of Painter Anja Salonen

Salonen's paintings often have red, swollen noses, which occasionally detach from the face like Mr. Potato Head.
DJ Pangburn
4.8.17
painting

[NSFW] Mythical Paintings of Our Most Intimate Moments

Elly Smallwood’s oil paintings explore the body, sexuality, and more.
Eva Recinos
4.6.17
Photography

Picture Yourself in the Queer Photographic Space of Paul Mpagi Sepuya

The young artist explores the possibilities of the studio space as queer space.
Antwaun Sargent
3.23.17
City of the Seekers

[NSFW] An Interactive Flipbook Presents the Diversity of Trans Bodies

The Transfigure Project uses a playful format to highlight serious issues.
Tanja M. Laden
3.17.17
Thump

How Today's Club Music is Influenced by Alt-Rock and Nu-Metal

A look at the electronic producers drawing inspiration from Evanescence, Korn, Linkin Park, and other oft-maligned groups.
Max Mertens
3.6.17
Art

Something's Hiding Under the Rug in These Creepy Hyperrealistic Paintings

Are they bodies, or voluptuous folds? Antonio Santin’s paintings of ornate rugs are at once morbid and sensual.
Francesca Capossela
2.1.17