THE FEMINIZATION OF THE MALE BODY
Self-portrait, June 3 2018 (Polaroid Spectra) Thobias Malmberg
The idea of femininity and masculinity is always on my mind.
It shines through everything I do, how I make decisions in everyday life, how I walk, talk and stand.
Also, it is a huge part in my artistic expression.
I adore the male body in a sexual way, but I am more in love with the female body in the way she can express herself. The way she moves, talks and is so aware of her surrounding.
Homosexuality in art has always have an soft femininity such as in Nils Dardel's ”Den döende Dandyn” (english: The dying dandy”), where the men has so feminin attribute they could almost be taken for as women. The hands are small and fair, just like their posture. Dardel's work also has this constant feeling of motion, almost like the people are flowing through his painting.
In my self-portraits, as in life, there is always an vulnerability present.
Where my masculine body take form and shape of a woman. I form curves and place my hands in positions of cover or protect myself.
Embracing my feminine side makes me not only more secure, but stronger and more connected to the world around me.