Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies
Art and Design
male identity, queer culture, male body, media culture, photography, Bruce Labruce, fanzine, zine, punk art
There is a language being spoken in visual art; a rhetorical discourse that uses semiotics to communicate with a viewer. My research has focused on way s to break the traditional ideas of narrative in photography . By focusing on the forms of delivery, and by combining digital and analogue techniques, my work forms a distortion of communication that forms a new language to communicate with the viewer. Much of this research has led to a specific form of communication that has been termed "punk" which began as a musical and artistic movement in the 70's. This sty le, both visually and musically, broke with tradition and focused on raw and anti-establishment aesthetics. These elements I have adopted into my work, which focuses on queer identity and relishing in not fitting into mainstream society . The results become a vibrant distortion of language, and the language of photography.
© Todd Wilson Reynolds
Reynolds, Todd Wilson, "Meat Cake" (2017). MSU Graduate Theses. 3194.