In this episode, Victoria Cantons takes us through her troubled transgender history from childhood to her transitioning at the age of 39. She tells how photography became her first artistic expression before she opted for painting and fulfilled her long-held wish to go to art school. She also talks about learning technique from both contemporary artists as well as old masters and how her recent self-portraits express themes of power, identity and gender politics.
Accompanying images on consideringart.com
Three self-portraits –
Transgender Woman Nos. 7, 8 and 9
I Have Always Believed Unicorns are Real and If you could Choose only One Thing: concept Victoria Cantons and Xu Yang, photography Victoria Cantons
You can see more of Victoria Canton’s work on her website
Her exhibition People Trust People who Look Like Them is showing at Flowers Gallery East, London until 2 July 2022
Top photo: Xu Yang
Music: Ibiza by MBB | https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial
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