Hólmar Hólm

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Exploring the boundaries of gender and gendered expression, these photographs draw on the art of drag and female illusion, combining or conflating them with more traditionally masculine styles. The photographs also allude to queer culture and counterculture, as viewed through a mostly campy mainstream lens, which usually allows for queer representation, but is contrasted here by the minimalist setting and serious atmosphere. The model's direct gaze then challenges the viewer to consider or question their own views of gender and gendered expression, as well as questioning the realities of queer people within this spectrum and within the world of art – a world that often excludes the art of drag for its apparent campiness and ties with popular culture.

Untitled I 2020 Colour Photograph A collaborative project Model: Hólmar Hólm (stage name: Drama Tík) Photographer: Mateusz Kowalczyk
Untitled II 2020 Colour Photograph A collaborative project Model: Hólmar Hólm (stage name: Drama Tík) Photographer: Mateusz Kowalczyk

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Canada
Toronto
I had just arrived a few days before at my artist residency in rural India, near a small village called Andore in Rajasthan. I was there to photograph and identify wildlife as reference material for my scratchboard portraits. I had acquainted myself with the surrounding farms and the pathways t...
United Kingdom
London
Photography Project about Obsession, Pleasure and Femininity.  My aim is to create a scene that captures or creates an isolated moment of pleasure  These scenes are constructed through an exaggerated, surreal and bizarre  performance.
United Kingdom
Acton
“50% of women say they always or often feel unsafe walking alone at night. 61% of women regularly take steps to avoid being sexually assaulted (YouGov, Mar 2019)” For women living in any city, travelling home late at night, whether after a late-night shift or night out, can be a daunting task and le...
United Kingdom
London
'Women of the Market' is a photo-essay that documents the daily lives of the women that run the Vietnamese marketplace. I wanted to highlight the grit, strength and beauty of the women that provide for their families, while simultaneously working full time at the m...
United Kingdom
Belfast
Reflecting upon a personal sense of identity within the Northern Irish landscape. Influenced by layers of historic conflict prominent within the region. The body of work 'Murmur' delves into the connection of migration and selfhood, looking at the subtle changing relationship within one's identity a...

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