Peculiar | PARKER DAY

P•eculiar; characteristic of some person, group or thing.


In a Word which seems to be more and more aware of the importance of avoiding gender trivialization and the negatives effects of traditional stereotypes, Parker Day [Los Angeles based, born 1984] starts a fight against our preconceived and socially acceptable notion of beauty and identity.

Using exclusively 35mm film (no photoshop) the artist creates his fictionalized portraitures by talking about that thin line between the concepts female/male and fantasy/reality and how to make it dissapear. If you don’t take the time to analise his work properly it may seem that he is sending us a contradictory message by using lots of makeup, extravagant clothing and saturated colours. Nevertheless, by doing this, he making us think about gender as the social construction it is.

“Icons” is the artist’s more ambitious project and first solo exhibition who will be presented in Los Angeles and Portland in 2017.


Vivimos en un mundo que cada día se muestra más consciente de la importancia de evitar cuestiones triviales con respecto al género y los efectos negativos de estereotipos tradicionales. Parker Day [establecido en Los Angeles, nacido en 1984] empieza su propia lucha en contra de la idea socialmente aceptada de belleza e identidad.

Usando exclusivamente película de 35 mm (nada de photoshop) el artista consigue crear retratos ficticios para hablar de la delgada línea que existe entre los conceptos femenino/masculino o fantasía/realidad y más tarde hacerl desaparecer. Si no nos detenemos lo suficiente podemos incluso pensar que nos manda un mensaje contradictorio usando toneladas de maquillaje, ropa extravagante y colores saturados en sus retratos. Sin embargo, precisamente al hacer esto, nos hace pensar en el género como esa construcción social que realmente es.

“Icons” es por el momento el proyecto más ambicioso del artista y será presentado en 2017 en Los Ángeles y Portland.


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“God Bless America”

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Ernie Omega

Cheeky Maa, 18 - Club kid; model; artist

Cheeky Maa


Parker Day’s website: http://www.parkerdayphotography.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyparkerday/

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