KETA & UNICORNS
“Provocative. Humorous. Sexy”. Anonymous Milan based artist, KETA & UNICORNS, talks sex and religion and why he’s creating homoerotic art.
YOUTH and ROLEMODELS
Firstly, who are you or do you prefer to remain anonymous?
Queer anonymous in Milan.
Did you have a role model growing up that influenced your artistic pursuit?
During my architecture and art studies many artists like Frank R. Paul and especially John Stezaker.
How was your experience with queer culture growing up and has this impacted your work?
My family comes from close-minded background so my experience with queer culture was very hard and started to take place in my early 20’s. That has impacts on me and it is important to express this struggle in everything I do.
What advice would you give to your adolescent self?
Watch gay porn!
Ass or arms?
ASS and UNICORNS.
“Sex today is still somehow a taboo mainly because of religion.”
KETA & UNICORNS
How would you describe your insta account?
Provocative. Humorous. Sexy.
What was the motivation for creating KETA & UNICORNS?
The idea was born during my last vacation in Berlin. The city nightlife inspired me to start a new queer core and platform in Milan. Still fresh but I believe in it.
What are some of your favourite images you’ve posted and why?
Hard question… One of my favorites is absolutely “Let Boys Cry 1.0”: the face of a model mixed with crying Virgin Mary. I love the feeling it gives and the low-key feminism behind it.
Erotically, I think It’s “Madonna Litta”. Very provocative and funny at the same time.
How does homoeroticism play a role in your artistry?
Digital art today is taking over the art scene especially on Instagram. Even though we see eroticism on a lot of big insta profiles, Homoeroticism is almost always missing and weak. I am trying to join the battle against this boundary.
Your art is an explosion of sex and religion. How important are these two binaries in your work?
Sex today is still somehow a taboo mainly because of religion. Merging these two opposite poles together is always fascinating.
“My family comes from close-minded background so my experience with queer culture was very hard and started to take place in my early 20’s.”
What have you learnt about yourself this year?
I can easily get reported on Instagram.
Are there any young creatives that excite or inspire you for the future?
Talking digitally, I’d give a shout-out to Saint Hoax.
Goals for 2018?
Improve what I do for a larger audience.
Do you have any future projects that you can tell us about?
I am scheduling 2018 to get KETA & UNICORNS out of Instagram to real life through different collaborations.
What would you graffiti on the back of a toilet door?
It’s Britney, bitch!