There’s a stigma around seeking help as it’s viewed as a sign of weakness and loss of masculinity. We’re teaming up with Dark Yellow Dot and a 10 artists to use visual art as a medium to talk about male mental health and what it really means to be a man.
14th October - 4th November. Deli Bar. 2 Finsbury Avenue, EC2M 2PF.
'The only way in which we can face our problems is to understand ourselves, discovering the most hidden part of our soul, digging up our dream from oblivion.'Read more
'I began painting after suffering a brain stem stroke at the age of 44 to help cope with the loss of my business, relationship and home.'Read more
'Photography, with its immediacy and malleability, allows Hickerson a platform to examine masculinity, lack of intimacy within queer dating, isolation and depression, and how to relate to people and himself.'Read more
'From creating this ongoing series, I wanted my photographs to raise awareness for the men that can’t speak out. 'Read more
'The work is an attempt to reinvent masculinity through visual metaphors and icons promoting alternatives to oppressive patriarchal power structures.'Read more
‘people are a process in which they simultaneously reveal and hide themselves’Read more
'his piece focuses on the relationship between climbing and falling, or in more brutal terms, the masculine epitome of absolute success and absolute failure.'Read more
'We say 'men don't talk about things,' but when they do, do we know what to say? The statistics regarding male suicide are overwhelming, but not beyond hope.'Read more
'I hope with my art, and the pieces I have submitted, that they open the need to talk.'Read more
' 'Overbearing Virtues’ dismantles distinctive depictions in the hopes of empowering others to embrace their insecurities and break their boundaries in the journey towards self-acceptance.'Read more