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Portrait of Andre Shakti made with acrylic, gouache and pens on paper (14”x11”).

Portrait of Andre Shakti made with acrylic, gouache and pens on paper (14”x11”).

— 3 days ago
#art  #painting  #studio painting  #queer art  #lines 

queerthestreets:

Queering the streets with some detailed stickers. This past month has been pretty full of other, non-street art, stuff. So I have only had time to make small paintings. Here’s a number of stickers that are queering up the Fitzroy & Collingwood neighborhoods.

— 3 days ago with 111 notes
queerthestreets:

Its winter here in Melbourne, which means rain and wind. So putting up some paintings out in the open air is not so fun, and the weather kind of ruins them pretty fast. So the alternative is to find dry places, like  abandoned buildings around Melbourne. The buildings are eventually torn down, usually to make gigantic apartment buildings so wealthy young people can take over the neighborhoods that used to be affordable for people who make less (like female-female couples or trans people).
These portraits are of two lovely queers Drew Deveaux and Zahra Stardust. 

queerthestreets:

Its winter here in Melbourne, which means rain and wind. So putting up some paintings out in the open air is not so fun, and the weather kind of ruins them pretty fast. So the alternative is to find dry places, like  abandoned buildings around Melbourne. The buildings are eventually torn down, usually to make gigantic apartment buildings so wealthy young people can take over the neighborhoods that used to be affordable for people who make less (like female-female couples or trans people).

These portraits are of two lovely queers Drew Deveaux and Zahra Stardust

— 4 weeks ago with 9 notes
"Queer Femme" based on a photo from the Identity Project. This photography project explores the labels people use to identify sexuality and gender. The photos are powerful, intriguing and fun. So I’m happy to say I will be using these as some of my source material for paintings.

"Queer Femme" based on a photo from the Identity Project. This photography project explores the labels people use to identify sexuality and gender. The photos are powerful, intriguing and fun. So I’m happy to say I will be using these as some of my source material for paintings.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#art  #painting  #blue  #queer art  #drawing 

queerthestreets:

Queer the Streets participated in an unauthorized group exhibition of art here in Melbourne. For the show several street artists banded together to create a “gallery” space in a popular graffiti filled alley. All work was given away for free. When we announced the location people were seen running to the location. She show was a big success, and was well covered on several art media. To see a comprehensive photo set check out http://allthoseshapes.com/outsiders/

The idea behind Queer the Streets is to normalize queer aesthetics, through art. One of my favorite photos is shown above of a person carrying home a nude painting of trans woman (Chelsea Poe). They later posted a photo of it displayed in their living room. Everyone who visits their house will see this imagery. I love that!

— 1 month ago with 4 notes

This is not really on the streets, but I’m trying to get better at making large scale paintings directly on walls. So its practice for queering up a big wall outside someday. Its made with spray paint, acrylic and markers on a wall in an abandoned warehouse in Melbourne. Its supposed to be of Andre Shakti, but I think I didn’t quite capture the likeness so well.

— 2 months ago with 9 notes
#melbourne  #art  #queer the streets  #painting  #street art  #spray paint  #mural  #queer art 
Painting on cardboard. Acrylic, markers and pens. Roughly 12”x16”

Painting on cardboard. Acrylic, markers and pens. Roughly 12”x16”

— 2 months ago
#art  #painting  #lowbrow art  #queer art 

Pasted in Collingwood, VIC as part of Queer the Streets project.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#painting  #art  #street art  #queer art  #melbourne 
Portrait of Andre Shakti. Pasted in Melbourne, Australia.

Portrait of Andre Shakti. Pasted in Melbourne, Australia.

— 2 months ago
#queer the streets  #street art  #art  #wheatpaste  #pink  #melbourne  #painting 
pasted in a warehouse in summer 2012.

pasted in a warehouse in summer 2012.

— 1 year ago with 7 notes
#drawing  #painting  #art  #WHEAT PASTE  #street art  #astrotwitch  #nude