JJ Guest

JJ Guest is a multidisciplinary artist who subverts images and objects associated with masculinity, reappropriating them to provide queer narratives. Working predominantly with industrial materials such as concrete and metal, the masculine form is presented as something constructed and disjointed as opposed to something inherently powerful. Through various techniques, ‘unconventional’ images of hegemonic men embracing or showing vulnerability are printed on to materials often thought of as strong and structural, creating a tension between the image and material.

Football and football culture is a prominent focus of Guests work, using it as a microcosmic insight into societal issues regarding discrimination and men’s mental health. By using images of football players to present ideas of queerness and softness, the work allows for to conversations to be initiated between those who accept and enforce restrictive ideas of masculinity, and those who are affected by these ideologies.

www.jjgue.st

JJ Guest is a multidisciplinary artist who subverts images and objects associated with masculinity, reappropriating them to provide queer narratives. Working predominantly with industrial materials such as concrete and metal, the masculine form is presented as something constructed and disjointed as opposed to something inherently powerful. Through various techniques, ‘unconventional’ images of hegemonic men embracing or showing vulnerability are printed on to materials often thought of as strong and structural, creating a tension between the image and material.

Football and football culture is a prominent focus of Guests work, using it as a microcosmic insight into societal issues regarding discrimination and men’s mental health. By using images of football players to present ideas of queerness and softness, the work allows for to conversations to be initiated between those who accept and enforce restrictive ideas of masculinity, and those who are affected by these ideologies.

www.jjgue.st