Fresh off his recent collaboration with The Gap, New York based artist GREATeclectic has created a series of work entitled “Some Boys Don’t Know How To Love” that melds homo-eroticism and his signature kaleidoscopic aesthetic. In honor of LGBT Pride Month, GREATeclectic explores all aspects of gay love. From drawn self-portraits with the artist passionately kissing himself to chopped and screwed portraits of muscular muses juxtaposed with modern icons of gay dating apps like Jackd and Grindr, the collection puts the male-on-male gaze at the forefront of the series and prompts viewers to dive into the complexities of our community’s sexual desire.
“The series started out with me exploring past failed romantic relationships,” GREATeclectic explains. “I found myself examining dating in the modern world and i thought it was something not only other gay men could relate to, but people in general could relate to.”
The collection includes 11 original collages on paper and artworks created specifically to be posted as street art all over New York. GREATeclectic has made a point to post these handmade stickers across New York City in an extensive street art campaign.
View the entire series at www.GREATeclectic.com.
ABOUT GREATeclectic: As an anydenizen: Kendrick is a Southern boy, a neer-do-well, a halogenic hipster setting up art-camp in Harlem. As an artist: GreatEclectic blends the most abstractly familiar elements of life – love, envy, wealth, wrath, perception, desire, greed, necessity, lust, identity, indulgence, ideals, ego, morals, said bankruptcy, and fears – with the rawest veneer of famous faces. His pieces are pastiches – whole in-and-of themselves but even more so in context of one another. Pop & Politics are alive and well-contented bedfellows in this world. The personal space stands as the pre-eminent public place of judgment. Shadows dance in rigid rhythmic formation with neon strobes. The entire world coalesces into a kaleidoscopic cultural landscape… where we are presented with our own selves from before the mass-mediated mirror of Pop life.