HARD

is a personal artistic project trying to redefine the meaning of masculinity through S&M-warrior, macho-queer digital photo collages.

 

In a generation where boys still playing with weapons, Yan Petris is deconstructing the modern meaning of gender by transforming warriors into s&m-queer personas.

 

Deeply inspired by anyone who challenges gender, the artist uses traditional icons of machismo to question gender classification. In his collection “Hard” the deadly action meticulously grows into a sexual drama. Violence for survival becomes sexual gratification between strong men. Yan aims to break down the boundaries between masculinity and homosexuality.