cheo gonzalez

MARTYRDOM

Cheo Gonzalez

Gay Porn as Christian Propaganda?

‘Martyrdom’ was exhibited at Cookhouse Gallery in November 2023, in London. Comprises homoerotic photographs taken by Cheo Gonzalez from 1994 to 2018. Originally created independently, these images are repurposed to juxtapose with Christian art, prompting an inquiry into why poses, themes, and fantasies from the queer imaginary manifest so frequently in sacred art.

One Exhibition

Cookhouse Gallery, 25 November 2023. Analog and digital photos, printed as polaroids.

Above: The Massacre of the Innocents

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, 1590.
Photo by Cheo Gonzalez (2015)

Left: Cristo flagelado recogiendo su túnica

Francisco de Zurbarán (1661)
Photo by Cheo Gonzalez (2017).