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× Trinley Dorje

The Confidence of Fragility

Mixed media collage

24x24x1.5"

2019

Price: $1020.00



Bio
Trinley Dorje is a Toronto based, mixed media artist whose artworks are visual anthropological explorations of the human experience. Her aim is to strip away societal biases based on exterior level physical traits by removing or altering the skin of the human body which, in turn, allows the viewer of her art to openly negotiate the emotional and gendered meanings of the human body. She hopes her art will encourage discussion around racial, gender, and sexual biases and the importance of equality for all.

Her artwork has been shown in Canada, the United States, Netherlands, Sweden and Ireland. She has been featured on CBC Arts: Exhibitionist TV

Statement
Mixed media collage with hand drawn anatomical elements, on cradled wood panel, coated in resin. LGBTQA+ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. The fear of coming out and being discriminated against for sexual orientation and gender identities, can lead to depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, thoughts of suicide and substance abuse. Stigma, prejudice, and discrimination impacts the mental well-being of the individuals who face this oppression.

The Confidence of Fragility recognizes the strength and courage required for those who face oppression and discrimination, and a reminder to everyone that inequality in any form, should not be tolerated. It is also an important acknowledgement of the enduring capacity for people to heal from the wounds of prejudice.

Completed as a celebration of Pride Month and to show support to the LGBTQA+ community.


Other artwork by artist in Being Scene:

Anything Your Heart Desires

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