Welcome back to PHAG blog dear Panzies – This is the 2nd post and I have so much exciting news to share: Newly listed gay art collections by American and Israeli artists, planned exhibitions, and a special secret gift for my readers.
I am proud to present the works of Eyal Tevet – a skilled artist and interior designer who lives with his partner and three daughters in the center of Israel. His male art in oil on wood panels was presented in a single exhibition in the Municipal Artist House of Tel Aviv, and we have the honor of offering 3 of them in a mini collection.
Another skilled artist who recently joined Pan is American male art photographer Mark Alan (The Male Muse), with experience of over 25 years in photographing gay men, in the USA and in Spain, where he resides today. His work is done in analog 35 mm black and white cameras and also Digital SLR cameras. He prints on a luster photo paper in Spain.
I was recently asked where does the line cross between art and male nude to actual adult-only content. When I gave the matter a bit of thought, I suddenly realized that it really is up to the essence of the piece that the artist is trying to convey. It is quite clear in today’s world, that people can be aroused by anything, and so, would artworks such as Robert Mapplethorpe’s be considered lude? Would Spencer Tunic’s?
I think that if the purpose of the piece is to arouse one sexually, and bring him or her to climax, it is then considered (in my eyes) less of a fine art piece. If the piece has sexual nudity in it, but the purpose of it is to convey an idea in aesthetic and artistic means – then I think one can try to rise above the explicit sexual content and relate to it as an artistic element, and to absorb the bigger picture.
Of-course all these views stand in direct relation to the culture one is surrounded by: What seems to be totally natural in the Scandinavian countries might be considered a total abomination in some parts of the US and Canada, and vise versa. We cannot display male nudity in certain areas in the world, regardless of whether its sexual content or not.
So to those of you who made it so far - you certainly deserve a loyalty reward and so - take 8% off with a special discount code. Valid until Halloween - October 31st 2022.Our next exhibit in Tel Aviv will be in early November - we cannot disclose the details yet - so stay tuned.
Thank you and if you have any questions or requests I am always happy to help!
Pan Homo Art Gallery owner & curator
Welcome to the first Pan Homo Art Gallery (PHAG) blog post!
Curator Erez Bialer begins with the most basic questions, and continues on to show examples of gay fine art that changed the world, while discussing gay artworks featured here in this gallery.