This A3 print has been exclusively produced for the Whitworth as part of our Local Artist Print Collection.
This print has been on display in the (Un)Defining Queer exhibition at the Whitworth.
- Giclée print on 300gsm Monte Carlo mould-made cotton rag paper.
- Paper size: 297 x 420 mm (A3). Image size: 217 x 325 mm.
- Printed by King & McGaw in the UK.
Chester’s work explores the absurdity within the norms of everyday institutional design and authority, examining the idiosyncratic nature of commonplace objects and language. His position as a transgender man informs his practice, looking to the absurdity within the design of the cis-heteronormative world. He takes prompts from institutional statements, signage, social media, advertising and product design to create interventional text-based works, sculptures and performances. His works seek to act as prompts for performance, playing with transitional moments of movement - calling for the viewer to engage with points of tension/mischief. The codes and rules of the digital world are often played back into the physical, with references to the banal performativity of social media advertising.
Chester Tenneson, A Sandwich, 2022, Digital drawing, © Chester Tenneson.