31 Works of Art From 2017 That Challenge and Stimulate
By Christopher Harrity
When looking at the wide variety of art that appeared on Advocate.com in 2017, we feel deep gratitude for our creative community. Read more below.
From revolutionary artworks that depict rage at the system to delicate pieces that celebrate our unique sensibilities, the art that appeared on Advocate.com in 2017 showed that we are feisty, sensual, and that we are original thinkers.
Advocate.com is lucky to have ongoing relationships with many of the artists we feature, so that as the years go by we can revisit them and see their evolution. A few of the people we are especially grateful to are Rubén Esparza for keeping us connected with the thriving LGBT/Latino art scene in Los Angeles, Miguel Angel Reyes for not only being an art star but for sending new talent our way, Sandro Kortekaas of Galerie Mooi-Man for providing a link to so many international artists, and then the artist whose work we will review year after year to check their progress and vision as their work matures.
20 Images Showing the Pain of Being 'Gay in Trumpland' Artist Ron Amato: "This photo series is a visual expression of our community getting pushed back, denied basic protections under the law and being expected to forgo the basic human rights of loving and community building."
Artist Ego Rodriguez Goes Snap, Crackle, Pop. Ego Rodriguez is a queer artist and illustrator based in London. He's built up a rabid fan base on Instagram, where he shares his work and currently has nearly 40,000 followers. Here Ego discusses his creation process, his inspirations for drawing, and why he does what he does.