I'm not a Joke #50. 2016
Size: 48.0 x 33.0 cm
Limited edition set. Edition of 25.
The series I'm Not a Joke, perhaps Arzola’s best-known work, changed the course of his life. This series, which addressed issues of homophobia and transphobia, gave the artist international visibility. In this illustration, he focused on how the argument of ‘religious freedom’ is used in many countries as a pretense to attack the status and dignity of queer people. Religious beliefs can be weaponized as a violent instrument. The artist highlights this issue while advocating for tolerance and acceptance.
Daniel Arzola is known for his bold and colorful illustrations, which represent a combination of his art and activism.