Markues is a visual artist working in Berlin. Their drawings and collages on paper and unstretched fabric provide a site where passive forces congeal, such as the amorphous, the uncontrollable, the indeterminate, and the foolish. With this gestural vocabulary, Markues performs empathic appropriations: literary texts, queer social history, and art-historical citations are liquefied, blended, tenderly over-worked, and interrogated about new forms of touch and speech.
The collage series How to be Gay? gathers paintings and photographs of men touching each other. They are sliced and recomposed, opening up a new undefined pictorial space beyond the facade of central perspective and desires already known. Markues’ work has been shown in solo exhibitions on two continents (and counting).