Gabriel is interested in the way that men's bodies are represented in contemporary culture. With this work he explores how the media both dictates and is transforming our expectations and desires. Hollywood films are awash with men with non-natural bodies: the Fashion industry works in a similar way with its representation of men. The male body has become an instrument of social, physical and economic power. As a result the ideal of male beauty has become a burden for many men; they are under pressure to attain and maintain the perfect body to the exclusion of their identity. Gabriel draws comparisons between the Greek Herculean ideals of male perfection and their contemporary counterpart: the muscled Hollywood Superheroes.
Gabriel Andreu • Georgs Avetisjans • Marta Benavides • Richard Boll • Pixie Bowles • Martin Seeds • Lauren Shields •