KARI SOINIODomesticated Hero

Domesticated hero # 1, 2009
digital C-print on diabond
101 x 125 cm
edition 6

Much of my art has focused on subverting traditional constructs of masculinity. Using myself as the model, I have sought to question received notions of manhood, the male body and the very act of viewing and seeing itself. I have been creating these images for more than twenty years, and my latest exhibition, the Domesticated Hero, continues to explore the themes addressed in my earlier series.

The Domesticated Hero presents my character, already familiar from my earlier works, in a new environment. Formerly pictured in natural and urban settings, he now retreats to the intensely private setting of the house and garden. The freedom and sensuality of nature is brought into the tightly managed and well-hidden domestic sphere. The home becomes an interior landscape, the reflection of a dialogue between masculinity and femininity, sexuality and sensuality. One moment we see our hero flirting with the camera, the next plunged into despair.

Kari Soinio


 
  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_01

    Domesticated hero # 1, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    101 x 125 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_02

    Domesticated hero # 2, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    101 x 125 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_03

    Domesticated hero # 3, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    101 x 125 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_04

    Domesticated hero # 4, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    101 x 125 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_05

    Domesticated hero # 5, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    101 x 125 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_16

    Domesticated hero # 16, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    81 x 100 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_19

    Domesticated hero # 19, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    101 x 125 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_17

    Domesticated hero # 17, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    61 x 139 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_18

    Domesticated hero # 18, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    61 x 139 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_06

    Domesticated hero # 6, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    101 x 125 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_09

    Domesticated hero # 9, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    100 x 81 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_10

    Domesticated hero # 10, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    100 x 81 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_11

    Domesticated hero # 11, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    100 x 81 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_07

    Domesticated hero # 7, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    125 x 101 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_08

    Domesticated hero # 8, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    125 x 101 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_12

    Domesticated hero # 12, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    100 x 81 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_13

    Domesticated hero # 13, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    100 x 81 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_14

    Domesticated hero # 14, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    100 x 81 cm
    edition 6

  • soinio/2009/Sankarin-koti_15

    Domesticated hero # 15, 2009
    digital C-print on diabond
    100 x 81 cm
    edition 6

 
 
 
 
 
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