the first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself… to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile
which is why so many try to postpone that fight i suspect. one that doesn’t is andrew moncrief. his drive essentially centres around self discovery; identity. his show ‘man enough’ straddles the issues of masculinity within the current sexually complex environment; progressions from self portraits to romantic scenarios, his work remains egocentrically investigative.
there is a delicate difference between accepting who you are and realising who you are.
it is a real and valid theme for any artist, for anyone, and to me it is the start to a sacred pilgrimage of fulfilment.