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Art. Fashion. Men.

TotesFerosh (Josh Epstein) is a Detroit-born printmaking artist living in Chicago.

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F/W 2018 — "MAN UP"

In the current social climate, it is more crucial than ever for gender-normative culture to be challenged. TotesFerosh’s latest series “Man Up” explores the controversial phrase, which stigmatizes men that are not traditionally masculine. In this linocut study, colorful figures of various dispositions spell out the phrase by contorting their bodies into typographic forms. These characters of common LGBTQ themes demonstrate that there is more to being a man than physical strength and masculinity.

Open Up, Linocut on paper, 2018

Lift Up, Linocut on paper, 2018

Grow Up, Linocut on paper, 2018

Face Up, Linocut on paper, 2018

Stand Up, Linocut on paper, 2018

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Exhibitions

2018
'TypeForce 9' — Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago

2017
'CDM Pop-Up' — Chicago Dance Marathon, Chicago

2016
'Holiday Pop-Up' — Vertical Gallery, Chicago
'The Homecoming Show' — Spudnik Press, Chicago

2015
'TypeForce 6' — Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago
Gallery Exhibitor — The Leigh Gallery, Chicago

 

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Polkadot Strut, Linocut on paper, 2016

Alone in Luxury, Linocut Ink on paper, 2014

Herringbone Beau, Linocut on paper, 2016

Sunstruck, Linocut Ink on paper, 2015

Sunset Style, Linocut on paper, 2016

Jaded, Linocut Ink on paper, 2015

Turtleneck Stride, Linocut on paper, 2016

Beanie Babe, Acrylic on wood panel, 2017

The Golden Age, Linocut, oil on paper, 2010

Lonely Boy, Acrylic on wood panel, 2017

I Miss Daddy, Screenprint on paper, 2017

Sunny Day, Linocut on paper, 2017

Herringbone Beau White, Linocut and acrylic on canvas, 2016

Sophisticated Man, Linocut, Oil on paper, 2014

Polkadot Strut Gold, Linocut and acrylic on canvas, 2016

Happiness or High Art, Linocut Ink on paper, 2014

Herringbone Beau Grey, Linocut and acrylic on canvas, 2016

Life Imitates Art—Black, Linocut Ink on paper, 2016

Walking Work of Art, Linocut Ink on paper, 2014

Miss Scarlet in the Conservatory, Linocut on paper, 2014

Alone in Luxury—Black, Linocut Ink on paper, 2015

She's Every Woman!, Aquatint, Oil on paper, 2010

Blah Blah Blah, Woodcut, Oil on paper, 2010

Rude Boy, Aquatint, Oil on paper, 2010

Blasé & World-Worn, Linocut Ink on paper, 2015

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