From Attn: Artist’s Nude Portraits Destroy Ideal Beauty Standards
Excerpt from article:
The artist was inspired by the recent transition of her cousin, Qwill, who underwent breast-removal surgery after coming out as gender-neutral.
“The whole point of [my current exhibit] is to show that we are all the same in the end, no matter if we are an 84-year-old man or a 30-year-old trans individual,” said Chapin. “We all have struggles and experiences of being in a body, and if we could just focus on what we have in common instead of being afraid and judgmental of our differences, I think the world would be a much kinder place.”
Because she’s drawn to portraying real individuals rather than idealized figures, Chapin’s subjects are people she knows — friends, family, and other people who have come into her life one way or another.
“Essentially, I just needed to see images of real people in the world,” Chapin explained. “Although I am painting what we as a culture would call ‘imperfections,’ I’m trying to do it in a way that is free of judgment and shows respect to the reality that our bodies are temporary and constantly changing.”
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Details of the exhibit: Flowers Gallery