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    T̶r̶a̶n̶s̶g̶e̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ Woman No.4
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    T̶r̶a̶n̶s̶g̶e̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ Woman No.4

    , Victoria Cantons, 2021, oil on linen, 170 x 150 x 3.6 cm

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    The heart wants what the heart wants
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    The heart wants what the heart wants

    , Victoria Cantons, 2021, oil on linen, 170 x 140 x 3.6 cm

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    The heart is not just an organ
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    The heart is not just an organ

    , Victoria Cantons, 2020, oil on linen, 220 x 190 x 3.6 cm

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    All the words I cannot say
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    All the words I cannot say

    , Victoria Cantons, 2019, oil on linen, 180 x 135 x 3.6 cm

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    A way to keep what’s vital from being lost or Sometimes all I think about is you
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    A way to keep what’s vital from being lost or Sometimes all I think about is you

    , Victoria Cantons, 2021, oil on linen, 50 x 45 x 3.6 cm

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    The order of love or While the world burns outside
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    The order of love or While the world burns outside

    , Victoria Cantons, 2020 - 2021, oil on linen, 220 x 190 x 3.6 cm

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    Drawn by the undertow
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    Drawn by the undertow

    , Victoria Cantons, 2020, oil on linen, 190 x 180 x 3.6 cm

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    A new landmark
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    A new landmark

    , Victoria Cantons, 2020, oil on linen, 190 x 180 x 3.6 cm

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    T̶r̶a̶n̶s̶g̶e̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ Woman No.3
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    T̶r̶a̶n̶s̶g̶e̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ Woman No.3

    , Victoria Cantons, 2021, oil on linen, 170 x 150 x 3.6 cm

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    T̶r̶a̶n̶s̶g̶e̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ Woman No.2
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    T̶r̶a̶n̶s̶g̶e̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ Woman No.2

    , Victoria Cantons, 2021, oil on linen, 170 x 150 x 3.6 cm

    ©the artist

  11. Victoria Cantons – MA/MFA

Victoria Cantons – MA/MFA

As a woman with a transgender history I am aware of limitations and stigma and I question how much freedom do we have? Where are our boundaries? What is happening in the gender war, the notion of what a woman is or can be and how people shape their beliefs. What is the common ground? What can paint and a painting do?

The human condition and questions of identity are central to my work. I am interested in themes of power and identity. These connect us all and yet we are individuals. The work is also informed by my multi-national, cultural and religious background and is autobiographical and confessional with political undercurrents which allow me to point my attention towards the dialogue between painting, what it’s doing now and its history. I use drawing and written notes combined with photography to navigate between the intuitive, intellectual and aesthetic content.