Referencing Rodin’s statue in the title, the photographer developed the theme in collaboration with the model – an aspiring actor struggling to stay true to his path – in order to find a sincere interpretation that could resonate with the audience.
“I hope people find some sort of relatability or understanding in my artwork. Perhaps in portraying my loneliness or pain to the viewer, the viewer’s own loneliness might be eased slightly. I want my paintings to call to that vulnerability inside oneself, and transform it into a force of empowerment.”
Almost all aspects of our lives are now lived out online in one way or another, including artistic and creative expression. Edward John takes a look at how the platforms we depend on play a role in censoring art and the progressive politics its often wedded to.