Grow up be a man

It’s my take on a society that still – in the year 2013 – upholds the stereotypical characteristics of one gender as the greater norm. I think it’s a disturbing fact that we have come so far on so many issues, but still undermine the female gender and the features stereotypically assigned to these 50% of the population as something less valued. This is my first public take on this issue, and I’m just scratching on its surface by having fun with the expression “Grow up be a man”. I think it’s a silly expression, just like “grow some balls”. I mean… how and why?

Ink and watercolor on paper, 30×40 cm

Part of the show Reach, Galeria 3 Punts, Barcelona.