Meet The Artist Exploring Identity Through Collage.
Music by: Anabolic Beats – Game Over. Image credit: Gray Wielebinski.
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Having exhibited work internationally, 29-year-old artist Gray Wielebinski uses art to explore their own relationship with identity and gender as a trans person.
They include aspects of sports merch in their art as a metaphor to restructure and understand themes including race, hierarchies, desire and gender.
Having grown up in Dallas, Texas before moving to the UK to study at The Slade School of Fine Art, Wielebinski continues to reference the US and Americana in their art.
Gray’s art is about interrupting the structures and causing people to feel a sense of familiarity and discomfort. In their recent solo exhibition ‘Two Snakes’, Wielebinski played on masculine identities – this time based on the traditional cowboy, combining materials, from leather to denim.
Wielebinski’s work comes in many forms, almost always using collage; it varies from video and sculpture to sound and printmaking. Through these different mediums Wielebinski includes stuffed toys that have been picked apart and put back together to create new forms, and digital films, including one titled ‘Water bb’ (2019).
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