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Orla O Boyle (b. 1997 in Dublin, Ireland)

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Whorlasmz is a Black and Queer artist and illustrator. Their work as a multidisciplinary artist, has recently incorporated painting as their primary practice. Drawing from their personal relationship toward Blackness, Queerness and the body, their work addresses themes such as identity and sexuality.  Whorlasmz's work is often autobiographical yet depicts a vague anonymity through their use of portraiture. Indulgence, joy, consumption and isolation are conflictingly coexisting in their figurative work. A lack of eyes, an overemphasised mouth and distorted form, represent the complicated relation to the artists own identity and the world they live in.



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