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Xavier Schipani

The Moonlight Boys

“The Moonlight Boys” shows the relationship between the trans male body and a landscape of wild beauty, taking place in the quiet of the night. These figures are charged by the energy of the moon as they dance, love and bathe in its light. The work is a continuation of dialogue the artist seeks to create about the visibility of the transmasculine identity by creating realms of context. The moon, the woods and the brush represent an untamable spirit, it attempts to echo the figures in acknowledging that their existence has been and will forever be eternal. It seeks to posit that the natural will always feel unnatural to some, what is safe can quickly become unsafe and that magic happens when fear isn’t looking. The magic being referred to, is the fleeting moments these figures experience being thrilled by one another. It captures the sacred space that can only happen when someone sees you for who you truly are and celebrates you with gusto.

2022
Nov 3
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2022