tramps-l'oeil is my most involved painting project to date, a series of over 300 paintings intended as a call-and-response subversion of the male gaze on tumblr.
each painting appropriates a a photo of male model, drawing attention to how fashion photography as a genre itself appropriates the compositions and conventions of classical painting, while stripping them of historical context and conceptual complexity.
the blog was an anonymous performance, and much of the speculation by visitors failed to discern it as anything but fandom. no complaints were made regarding the appropriation of the photographs.
selections from the series were included in Outlet's NSFW: Male Nudes by Female Painters.
the original blog is available here.