Queerguru always likes to check in with German artist STEFAN MERKT from time to time as he is always working on a new Exhibition. He has just opened ” ON THE WAY ′′ and all the work is inspired by Tom of Finland. and marks the centennial of the birth of this artist, born Touko Valio Laaksonen, who died in 1991
Merkt is no ordinary artist he creates works of art by using just postage stamps. He has been doing this since 1989 and he calls them ‘stampages”.
Each piece is made up of hundreds of stamps and painted over like a mosaic. As well as doing abstract pieces,. Merkt likes to do new interpretations of pop art, expressionist art as well as iconic queer images.