Artist Spotlight: David Trullo

By Christopher Harrity

Originally published on Advocate.com June 15 2013 3:00 AM ET

David Trullo is a visual artist based in Madrid. His photo and video work deal with different aspects of representation, context, reproduction, and distribution of images. In all of his photographs there is a connection with history and the culture and beliefs of the Western world, often embodying new LGTBQ visibilities. He examines prejudice, intolerance, religion, gender, and desire with a contemporary eye and a wicked sense of humor. See more at DavidTrullo.com.

New Pagans, 2005 (Ganymede Perry), C-print, 100 x 100 cm

  New Pagans, 2005 (Disco Dionysus), C-print, 100 x 100 cm

New Pagans, 2005 (Twofaced Twink), C-print, 100 x 100 cm

Alterhistory, 2010, artist’s book. Edition of 10. Box with 20 prints, signed and numbered. Digital prints on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper, 18 x 24 cm

Alterhistory is a deliberate retelling of late 19th and early 20th century couple portraiture. 

Alterhistory, 2010, artist’s book. Edition of 10. Box with 20 prints, signed and numbered. Digital prints on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper, 18 x 24 cm 

Alterhistory, 2010, artist’s book. Edition of 10. Box with 20 prints, signed and numbered. Digital prints on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper, 18 x 24 cm 

Double Olympia, 2008, diptych, C-print, 63 x 28 cm each

Double Olympia (2008) pays tribute to Manet’s famous painting of 1863. A series of intimate genre portraits where another type of "pairing off" is seen; a ritual of marriage or friendship, a ceremony that sanctifies affection, certifying the special bonds betwwen two people who complement each other or whose roles are interchangeable. 

Double Olympia, 2008, diptych, C-print, 63 x 28 cm each 

Double Olympia, 2008, diptych, C-print, 63 x 28 cm each 

Double Olympia, 2008, diptych, C-print, 63 x 28 cm each 

Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Actaeon), 2011, artist’s book. Edition of 10. Box with 15 prints, signed and numbered.Digital prints on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper, 12 x 19.5 cm 

Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Daphne), 2011, artist’s book. Edition of 10. Box with 15 prints, signed and numbered. Digital prints on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper, 12 x 19.5 cm 

Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Leda), 2011, artist’s book. Edition of 10. Box with 15 prints, signed and numbered. Digital prints on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper, 12 x 19.5 cm

David Trullo Editions: 'Metamorphoses' from David Trullo on Vimeo.

Bogus, 2011, artist’s book. Edition of 10. Box with 13 prints, signed and numbered. Canvas case cover. Digital prints on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper, 40.5 x 56 cm

BOGUS from David Trullo on Vimeo.

Fishers of Men, 2006, artist’s book. Edition of 10. Box with 12 prints, signed and numbered. Canvas case cover. Digital prints on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper, 40.5 x 56 cm

Fishers of Men (2006) explores the representation of masculinity. It is based on the figures of the Christian apostles, as examples of the "homo virtus," or man of virtues, confronted with the figure of the gay "bear" as the stereotype of the "hypermale."

Fishers of Men, 2006, artist’s book. Edition of 10. Box with 12 prints, signed and numbered. Canvas case cover. Digital prints on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper, 40.5 x 56 cm 

Fishers of Men, 2006, artist’s book. Edition of 10. Box with 12 prints, signed and numbered. Canvas case cover. Digital prints on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper, 40.5 x 56 cm

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