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Caleb Hoare

Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design


Illustrator Caleb Hoare (Hoare.c), is heavily inspired by surrealism, hallucinogenic colour, and pop culture; drawing from such themes to produce digital illustrations which express homoerotic themes and a bold usage of bright colours.

The ‘Intrusion’ series deals with Caleb’s own feelings as a gay male today. Expressing how society often sexualises gay men, publicising their privacy, not their love. Caleb depicts this through interrupted private moments shared between gay couples.

Taking inspiration from Le déjeuner sur l’herbe, one subject shares a confrontational gaze with the viewer to acknowledge the sexualisation taking place, in a bid to bestow an invasive feeling upon them.