by Ryan Leitner in New Art on Tuesday 27 August 2013

Erik Patton has been working for The MoMA for a few years, so it’s no surprise he has a good eye for art. His work, he says, is ‘meant to challenge traditional notions of femininity and masculinity in a playful (and almost dress-up like) manner’.

Patton aims ‘to create meta-sexuals whose identities are not constrained by contemporary gender or sexual identity preconceptions’. Keeping this in mind, his art starts as a construction of 3D collages and soon becomes a photograph of a person that morphs their body, and ideas of their body, into their own figuration. The actual person is blurred by the projections and drawings, but you can easily see yourself sitting there, wondering what you would project onto yourself.