Dylan Meade is a painter, performance artist and film maker who was born in Ireland in 1991. He studied at Glasgow School of Art Graduating BA Hons in 2018. His work deals with pornography and the social body as well as homoeroticism of the male nude figure. His paintings are predominantly male nudes and the traditional surface of the painting is disrupted by plastic wrap, suggesting “top shelf” or obscene content, and also acting as a metaphor for sexual safety. The paintings feel like glimpses into a hidden world of desire, and permission, where the erotic has been unleashed. While at Art School Meade also made films. Breaking down student taboos, he created a series of explicit narrative and sexual works that encompassed a coven of gay witches, ritual sex magic and pornography. His film “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”, has been shown at The Scottish Queer International Film Festival in 2018 and includes collaborative footage made with Lasse Långström in 2017. His groundbreaking work Robert + Dylan made with playwright Robert Softly Gale is a discussion on representing disabled bodies in pornography. It has been shown at MIX LGBTQ Film Festival in 2018 in Copenhagen and in Porn Film Festivals in London, Vienna and Berlin. Transformations at New Art Projects is his first solo show of paintings. Transformations at New Art Projects is his first solo show of paintings.
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