Artist John Waiblinger

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.johnwaiblinger.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $325.00 - $795.00
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In my art I explore the mystery of why I find some men so beautiful and so intriguing.  I use found images from the Internet's vast store of gay pornography, and combine them with my own photographs to articulate a relationship with those men. I consider the work Post Photography in that I am "making" a new photograph that is specific to my internal point of view.
The work presents the men I've appropriated via their pornographic performance and reconstructs them within the realm of my imagination. I manipulate these images to portray a masculinity that celebrates softness and a different type of edge, creating a tension between the  normative and the transgressive. Pornography tends to objectify whereas I prefer to romanticize. My intent is to investigate and illustrate how such juxtaposition can broaden perceptions and understandings of masculinity. 
John Waiblinger is a new media artist who explores masculinity and desire through his Post Photography compositions. Hailing from an academic background with degrees in English, Women's Studies and Library Science, Waiblinger redefined himself as an artist in his early 60s, first exhibiting his work at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) in 2014. Since then he has continued to exhibit in galleries and has established a group of collectors. 
Waiblinger was a member artist of LACDA and is currently a member of tag Gallery. the Los Angels Art Association (LAAA), the Los Angeles Center of Photograpy (LACP), and Techspressionist Visual Arttists.
1984       M.L.S. -Masters in Library Science     Rutgers University, School of Communication, Information and Library Science, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1978       B.A. - English, Certificate in Women's Studies     Rutgers University, Livingston College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
SOLO EXHIBITS:June 2021, Different from the Others, tag Gallery, Los Angles, CA          View a video of the show here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b00hGZPJrHAMarch 2019, The Beauty [...]

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