solo exhibition THRIST TRAP this year, where he sculpted the most intimate moments of his life and queer culture and, in turn, transpired the most threatening aspects of homosexuality to conservative media, specifically the naked gay male body, in a manner that’s playful, silly, but still tender.
While some people might critique the raunchier side to Radcliffe’s work, gay men see themselves.QUEERTY: If I understand correctly, these porcelain sculptures imitate moments of your life and the people in it.
What goes through your mind when taking a nude photo of yourself?RADCLIFFE: It really depends. When taking nudes for myself, I think mostly about aesthetics and making them playful.
But, on the other hand, when I’m sexting with someone, I might take a new picture that I know appeals to what turns them on. What qualities do you think the best thirst traps have? For me, an effective thirst trap is aesthetically pleasing, fun, sexy, and doesn’t take itself too seriously.