What is Fear Artists

Arvin Ombika

“My artworks revolve around my sexual identity, a determining factor in many of the great decisions that have to be taken in life. Having explored the technical and aesthetic quality to enhance art making, my praxis is also including a political angle. I am mindful of the fact that I belong to a nation where same-sex love is criminalised, and contextualise post-colonialism, globalisation and migration, by examining the in/validity of a colonial law as well as negative cultural perceptions on same-sex love that force most LGBTQ+ people to remain in the closet. My works aim to dissipate the belief of a monolithic construct of heterosexuality within my country, thereby contributing to the process of┬ádecolonisation.”