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Phoebe Mills

Throughout art history the male painter has undergone the monotonous task of sugar coating their female subjects; smooth, nipple-less breasts, an undisclosed anatomy, a sultry stare. They are enhancing what they see in front of them in order to succumb to the visual wants of the male viewer. As a woman, painting and making art for the aesthetic needs of all viewers, I wanted to avoid sugar-coating my men. I paint caricatures of masculine figures and I don’t shy away from features that would be deemed unattractive beneath the male gaze, for example, body hair and the penis

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