Albert Koomen

Wednesday 6 June - Sunday 1 July 2018

Opening Wednesday 6 June, 6.30-8pm

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"Bear/Face is a collection of portraits of close friends.

On one level they are warm and intimate insights into their personalities and, on another, they explore the little-seen world of gay bears. This is a very masculine part of the LGBTIQ community that celebrates beards, burliness and body-hair.

As an artist and gay man, I have been documenting men from this close-knit community for many years.

My models are usually very willing to be drawn because this is not something that is asked often of them. I strive to maintain this trust but also aim to uncover the qualities of their handsomeness, strength, intelligence and vulnerability."

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