Padyn Humble is an artist and curator living and working in Missoula, Montana. He received his BFA in painting from the University of Montana in 2018.
I am interested in the intersections of masculinity, sexuality, and privilege awarded to those who fit the expectations of social environments. For instance, the West’s masculine ideals are influenced by deeply ingrained cowboy ruggedness and resilience. I research predispositions of this norm and how these standards are perpetuated through cultural models. Re-contextualizing objects and images requires an understanding of the original intention or history, while questioning their currency. This is done by compositional fragmentation, suggesting masculine values are disjointed, and elevating the presence of femininity and the ambiguous.