I’m very happy to announce that my paintings Red Line 4 and What have you done? have been chosen for the Saatchi Art selection Towards Utopia. The collection, curated by Bethany Fincher, showcases liberation, empowerment, and the potential for queer futures—even utopia.

The late theorist José Esteban Muñoz proposed the notion of a queer utopia, claiming, “Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.” Rather than assimilate to the status quo, we might aspire to a better world while critiquing the present.

Many of these works are figurative, which doesn’t come as a surprise in 2021 when the body is a locus of political debate, and at times a literal battleground subject to violence and censorship. For these artists, making art about the body can be an act of reclaiming oneself, exploring one’s potential, and championing marginalized communities. The pieces in this collection revel in pleasure, reckon with pain, and together propose a radical vision for an empowered, loving, and liberated future.

Enjoy the collection and celebrate with us the dream of a queer world!

Saatchi art Gallery, celebrating Pride.