With a background in performance, choreography, and contemporary dance, Swedish/British multidisciplinary artist AdeY’s photographic works study subjects such as the human body’s balance, strength, and physics. Here they photograph and portray the body in its purest form – bare, undressed, and naked. The work seeks to create a non-sexualized and open-minded representation of humankind, which is based on a dream of acceptance. (Continues on next page.)
“Boys Will Be Boys” by AdeY is online on BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! until 5 February at boysboysboys.org
A focus and attention to people’s right to differences drive the artist’s images, and here it is especially the differences that are about physics, gender, race and sexuality. With a humorous and experimental approach, they seek to highlight our vulnerability, loneliness, and strengths, while capturing those little moments of social oppression, isolation, anxiety, and depression that appear to play a central role in the human condition. In practice, it is in many ways the perception of the body that is being challenged by the artist, based on their own background and experience of the human body, but it is also to a greater extent the perception of the viewer and the outside world, which is central to their artistic voice.
BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! is a project by The Little Black Gallery, curated by co-founder Ghislain Pascal, to promote queer and gay photography.
It now represents more than 60 photographers from 25 countries - including China, India, Iran, Poland, Russia and Turkey where gay rights are repressed and queer lives under constant threat.
Ghislain Pascal was a celebrity agent and publicist for many years – including as agent to the legendary photographer Bob Carlos Clarke. Following the death of Bob Carlos Clarke in 2006, he manages the Estate of Bob Carlos Clarke. He co-founded The Little Black Gallery, one of London's leading photography galleries, in 2008 with Tamara Beckwith Veroni. He is an avid collector of photography which is housed in a permanent exhibition space at his home in France. He has published two books: Boys! Boys! Boys! and Girls! Girls! Girls! - both by teNeues | MENDO (2020)
For these books and other products: boysboysboys.org/collections/books
The Little Black Gallery operates as a photography gallery, artist management, and art consultancy – specializing in contemporary photography. The Little Black Gallery was originally set up by Tamara Beckwith Veroni, Lindsey Carlos Clarke, and Ghislain Pascal in 2008, with a gallery space in Chelsea, London for ten years. Today the business, co-owned by Ghislain Pascal and Tamara Beckwith Veroni, exists without a permanent space, putting on exhibitions worldwide at galleries, museums, art-fairs, and pop-ups; manages artists; and acts as an art consultant.