Through his painted figures Jeremy (b. 1996 in Geneva, Switzerland) investigates the expansive and fluid nature of queer identities, yet also represents the troubled and troubling constraints of heteronormativity. The strong and saturated colors in Jeremy’s works contribute to the intensity in the mood of the paintings, staging a disquieting contrast between vibrancy and darkness. The figure is the focal point in his compositions, and the often twisted and distended bodies are evocative of a sense of abjection that follows a lineage of European surrealism, as well as that of magical realism. The androgynous and hybrid figures inhabit an in-between state, subverting and transgressing rigid societal norms and exploring the relation between repulsion and desire.