Malapropism #2 by Christophe Canato
Medium: Digital photograph – Archival Hahnemühle FineArt prints. Frame with light natural wood, non-reflective glass.
Size: 140cm x 110cm
Canato’s work is a longstanding examination of the male gender role in cultural contexts.
What questions this artist is the notion of belonging or rejection, and the status that man is supposed to hold in society, as well as the power of staging the male body in order to deliver physical and emotional compositions such as idolatry, fantasies, grotesque or oppressiveness.
In his series Malapropism, males sit on powered and leadership roles. To achieve his status based on admiration and respect, a man has to be competitive, leaving little room for sensitivity and femininity.