check out queer painter pauline n’gouala’s series on lgbtqi icons

March 1, 2017

Pauline N’Gouala is a Paris-based queer artist and oil painter who encapsulates the rich culture and heritage of the LGBTQI community. Like many of us black kids, who as also queer, we grew up seeing even fewer representations of ourselves than straight and cis POC. This portrait series, ‘A Queer Vision’ aims to highlight queer excellence to show young folks the beautiful community they’re apart of. “I hope my portraits will talk to the youth and to any persons who question his sexual identity or/and gender identity,” N’Gouala tells AFROPUNK. The series features portraits of creatives like James Baldwin, Lady Phyll, Josephine Baker, Frida Khalo, and Keith Haring. N’Gouala’s work will be on exhibition at Berkeley Book Shop in Paris (6 rue Casimir de la Vigne) through the end of March.

Photo above by Estelle Prudent