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All paintings in this post are available from the HYPERMOBILITY section of our shop.
MANDEM is an artist conglomerate, one of whom lives with a genetic disorder (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or EDS) that causes failure of the body’s connective tissues. The Hypermobility series recenters that disability as a form of beauty via MANDEM’s signature approach to the classical realist tradition of figure painting. Using studio models with connective tissue disorders such as EDS, the series captures moments where joints hyperextend or dislocate and the body moves into broken-seeming, impossible configurations. MANDEM’s technique-oriented mixed-media/oil paintings explode the line between medical documentation and art.
These images look to find a moment of (self) creation in the embrace of a disabled body.
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