Bryana Garcia

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In my work I explore the idea of unorthodox masculinity by drawing what can be considered “soft men”. I want to shed light on irregular male beauty, and sometimes androgyny, while focusing on both my and the viewer’s relationship to the artwork. 

In The Soft Men series, I particularly focus on the gaze of the subject. This presents the viewer with a transition from a connection that is seemingly unattainable to a relationship with the subject that is much more personal and intimate. 

As a Hispanic woman who is interested in Korean and Japanese cultures, both of which are historically homogeneous, I wish to share unconventional depictions of masculinity and alternative notions of what can be considered attractive in the Western world.



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