Matthew is a New York-based artist working primarily in photography. His undergraduate study of philosophy informs his artistic practice and interest in photography’s ability to complicate meaning.
Sexual longing radiates from the photographs but is often tinged by the anxiety of power, emasculation and death. Matthew asserts: “Being human is fraught with risk and uncertainty, a bind my work embraces.”
You can see more of Matthew Papa’s work at matthewpapaphoto.com
FANTASY, MAN VIGNETTES
Dig in the muck of my erotic spectacle.
Am I here?
My drool betrays me
But does it really?
Do I own it, or does it own me?
What a funny little trick you played upon me.
Like a dog I chase my tail.
But I’m more clever than you think.
This is a dizziness I can get used to,
Was it Jenny Holzer or Barbara Kruger who said:
“Protect me from what I want.” ?