The Construction of Man - SOLD

Richard Mudariki (b 1985)
The Construction of Man - 2014
Acrylic on canvas
82,5 x 56,5 cm
Signed and dated bottom left
Sold - 2014

This artwork comments on the social construct around man and masculinity: According to society, a typical male is physically strong, aggressive, independent, objective, dominant, and likes maths and science; he is active, competitive, logical, worldly, skilled in business, direct, and knows the ways of the world; he is someone whose feelings are not easily hurt; he is adventurous, makes decisions easily, never cries, acts as a leader, and is self-confident, ambitious, able to separate feelings from ideas, and is not dependent on nor conceited about his appearance.