Visual artist Tennessee Loveless is best known for his bold paintings of celebrities, drag queens and Disney characters, in many ways the same thing.In his paintings, Tennessee overlays optical art patterns over bright patches of unusual color, unusual because he was born color blind.
Today we’re joined by a rising star in the modern pop art world, Tennessee Loveless, to look at how he makes his paintings without being able to fully see his color choices.
Listen as we chat with Tennessee about growing up a gay, colorblind redheaded kid in Georgia, and why gay men are so passionate about their divas and queens.
Mickey Mouse as one of the most celebrated American icons in the world.
The campy appeal of Disney villains and evil queens.
And the story behind the portraits of Jackie Beat, Peaches Christ, and Deven Green.