ARTIST: EMMANUEL BARROUYER

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Dirty Boys

In september 2016, I submitted my ‘Silencio’ series directly in response to Balaclava.Q.

At that moment, I had no idea that doing so would change my life as an artist. Meeting its founder, Stiofan O’Ceallaigh, first virtually and then for real has been an incredible journey.

The platform « seeked to promote dialogue and exchange between queer artists », and that is exactly what happened. Thanks to Balaclava.Q I crossed the path of many wonderful queer artists and human beings and it made me want to discover who where the people behind the artworks.

Today, with my ongoing ‘Dirty Boys’ series, I want to pay tribute to Balaclava.Q and to these amazing talented people.

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Xecon
Xecon (2017)
Stiofan
Stiofan (2017)
Carlos
Carlos (2017)
Menelas
Menelas (2017)
Emmanuel
Emmanuel (2017)
Robert
Robert (2017)
Luka
Luka (2017)
Francesco
Francesco (2017)

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Silencio

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by Emmanuel Barrouyer 

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« Who am I ? »

« Why am I ? »

« Where am I ? »

« What am I ? »

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I guess if I could answer these questions, I’d cease creating art. More accurately, my work explores these questions better than I could do so with words.

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One of the recurring themes of my art is the question of gender. Does the gender define us ? Can it be defined ? Is it natural or cultural ? How do we identify ourselves ?

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Silencio is an ongoing self-portrait series, especially created for the Balaclava.Q project. It represents my inner world, inspired by Pierre Molinier, Luchino Visconti, David Lynch and more.

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Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” – Oscar Wilde

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Silencio I /2016

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Silencio II /2016

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Silencio III /2016

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Silencio IV /2016

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Silencio V /2016

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Silencio VI /2016

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Silencio VII /2016

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Silencio VIII /2016

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Silencio IX /2016

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Silencio X /2016

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Silencio XI /2016

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Silencio XII /2016

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Silencio XIII /2016

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Silencio XIV – A Tribute to Pierre Molinier /2016

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Silencio XV /2016

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The copyright is @Emmanuel Barrouyer (2016).

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Balaclava.Q also presents the film SILENCIO. Commissioned by Balaclava.Q as part of its annual moving image strand HIVideo (2016). Concept by Stiofan O’Ceallaigh and film by Emmanuel Barrouyer. CLICK HERE to watch SILENCIO and view all other films by Balaclava.Q contributing artists.

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You can explore more of Barrouyer’s works on Tumblr.

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The work shown here was kindly supplied by the artist.
Please ask that artist before using them elsewhere.
Thanks.

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4 thoughts on “ARTIST: EMMANUEL BARROUYER

  1. Such an interesting exploration of gender – I especially love image Silencio XIII/2016. The video is incredibly powerful … happy to have had the chance to meet you and delve a bit further into your art.

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