Unidentified Male Artist

English, born America, 1993 Captioning, c. 2013 Man on woman. The artistic preservation of violence is a significant feature of the artist’s earlier work. See the way he forces his subject open at the thighs, see the way he separates skin from muscle and pins it back, mounts her in the way an insect is mounted. See the ruts her clothes have left on her body. Notice how the glass in front of her prohibits escape, how the wood of the frame holds her down. Notice how he’s captured her in a singular moment. She is a handful of...

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