Thomas Mars - Sad Boys
"Each painting documents a deeply personal, collaborative effort - between the artist and an anonymous gay/queer identifying person. The paintings first appear to show a spatter of blood which creates a lingering sense of violence. The context shifts once it is evident that each unique pattern is a captured natural trajection of semen direct from the source with no interference. This moment of joy contrasts the blood (sourced from the artist) which colours in the spaces where the semen fell.
The work serves to reclaim these two bodily fluids that have been so commonly associated with death for so many decades.
The project is ongoing and will continue to grow with every new participant."
If you're interested in participating in this project, visit www.thomasmars.com