Poikas


Berlin: 2012-2017

Poikas is an analogue series I created in my Berlin studio. It portrays the "boy next door", many of whom I met in everyday situations in Berlin. Poikas sheds light on the self-consciousness and vulnerability that often hide beneath the facade of youthful masculinity.

When I moved from London to Berlin in 2010, I searched for a creative space where I could develop as an artist. I found what I was looking for in Neukoelln, right along the path of the Berlin Wall. I moved into a fin de siécle store-front and began renovating it with a group of friends.

Once finished, I found myself staring at the rough, oil-painted walls and their wonderful Jugendstil decorations. Suddenly, I could see Poikas posing, playing and fantasising in that very room.

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    Poikas | Marc Smokescreen


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    Poikas | Marc Blue Boy


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    Poikas | Joe Interference


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    Poikas | Tom Eagle


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    Poikas | Sebastian Rafter


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    Poikas | Tom Roll up


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    Poikas | Marc Starlight


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    Poikas | Marc Birdcage


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    Poikas | Steffen Magic


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    Poikas | Safari Football


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    Poikas | Tom chair


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    Poikas | Tino Seduction


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    Poikas | Sebastian Dive


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    Poikas | Sebastian Red Strings


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    Poikas | Steffen Soap Bubbles


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    Poikas | Leroy Soap Bubbles


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    Poikas | Sebastian The Shining


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    Poikas | Sebastian Door Screw


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    Poikas | Armin Pensive


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    Poikas | Sese Baba


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    Poikas | Phillip Release


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    Poikas | Pato Ripped


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    Poikas | Yu-Liang with Natasha


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    Poikas | Nico with Natasha's legs


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    Poikas | Ole Oil painted ceiling


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    Poikas | Lars Stahlträger


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    Poikas | Tino Towel


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    Poikas | Marco Star Wars


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    Poikas | Ole Double Vision


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    Poikas | Sebastian Tool


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    Poikas | Kochi Yellow Arm


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    Poikas | Nico Hej


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    Poikas | David Orange Turquoise


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    Poikas | Jarek Pigment


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    Poikas | Kai Bearded


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    Poikas | Johannes SO


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    Poikas | Poikas Artist Book


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    Poikas | Leroy Wollmütze