10/09/2022 - 22/10/2022
New Work - Painting
Krzysztof Strzelecki - Summer Scenes
In his first solo show in London, Krzysztof Strzelecki investigates the depiction of homoerotic desire in art and the acceptance of the male figure and its sexuality through a series of glazed ceramic vases decorated with exuberant summer scenes.
The viewers are taken on a queer erotic journey where riversides are populated by handsome young men spending their holidays carefree in idyllic locations. Some of the athletic figures are seen getting undressed just before they jump in the warm water for a swim, while others simply recline observing the sculpted bodies around them. Sweating under the intense summer heat, they pass long days trying to get a perfect tan, while maybe having a snooze in the shade.
Painted against colourful backgrounds, the men have passionate encounters under lush palm trees and are surrounded by flowers that complete the scenes and contribute to the dreamy atmosphere the artist aims to achieve.
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