• Andrej Getman, Aidan Moffitt (age 42) Sligo, Ireland – (2022)
  • Andrej Getman, Ali “Alireza” Fazeli-Monfared (age 20) Ahvaz, Iran – (2021)
  • Andrej Getman, Nohemí Medina Martínez (age 28) Chihuahua, Mexico - (2022)
  • Andrej Getman, Normunds Kindzulis (age 29) Tukums, Latvia - (2021)
  • Andrej Getman, Amarey Lej ‘Myara’ (age 21) Pittsburgh, USA – (2022)

Andrej Getman

I am a painter and visual artist originally from Lithuania. Since 2005, I have been living and working in Ireland. I hold both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Fine Art - Painting from the National College of Art and Design.

My work revolves around exploring the interconnected themes of urbanization, socio-political injustice, LGBTQ+ rights, mental health, and modern culture. In particular, I am deeply committed to researching and shedding light on the inequity, harassment, and persecution faced by the LGBTQ+ community, both in Ireland and on a global scale.

Through my art, I strive to create a visual narrative that resonates with viewers, challenging perspectives, and fostering dialogue. I employ a diverse range of techniques and mediums, often experimenting with mixed media and symbolism to convey my message in a powerful and thought-provoking manner.

As a visual artist, I believe in the power of art to evoke emotions and inspire positive change. Through my work, I strive to contribute to the ongoing fight for equality and social transformation.

Instagram: @andrej.getman
Website: andrejgetman.com/
Twitter: @AndrejGetman

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Image 1:

Aidan Moffitt (age 42) Sligo, Ireland – (2022)
Oil on canvas
25 x 20 x 1.5 cm

In April 2022 a gay man was found murdered in his own home in Sligo, Ireland. In the space of 24 hours, two gay men were found with serious physical injuries due to a physical assault, around 1km apart in the town. Aidan's body was found badly mutilated…

 

Image 2:

Ali “Alireza” Fazeli-Monfared (age 20) Ahvaz, Iran – (2021)
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 x 1.5 cm

On May 4th, 2021 Iranian man gay was kidnapped, decapitated and beheaded by three men, namely his half-brother and two cousins, near the city of Ahvaz in Iran's Khuzestan Province because of his sexual orientation. Identified as a case of honor killing…

 

Image 3:

Nohemí Medina Martínez (age 28) Chihuahua, Mexico - (2022)
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 x 1.5 cm

A lesbian couple was found murdered in Mexico. Two women from Texas were found tortured and shot to death, with their bodies dismembered and left in trash bags in the Mexican border town of Juarez. The women were identified as a married couple Nohemi Medina Martinez and Yulizsa Ramirez, both 28, from El Paso. The bags containing their remains were found 17 miles apart…

 

Image 4:

Normunds Kindzulis (age 29) Tukums, Latvia - (2021)
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 x 1.5 cm

On April 23, 2021, a 29-year-old medical assistant/paramedic was burnt to death in a homophobic arson attack. He suffered burns on 85% of his body, his clothes had been covered with gasoline and burned… He has succumbed to his injuries…

 

Image 5:

Amarey Lej ‘Myara’ (age 21) Pittsburgh, USA – (2022)
Oil on canvas
25 x 20x 1.5 cm

Around 6 a.m. on January 1, a black trans woman and activist was shot and killed in Pittsburgh on New Year’s Day. She is the first reported trans person to die by violence in the U.S. in 2022. Police in Pittsburgh found her body in the street, she had suffered a fatal gunshot wound. No other information about Lej’s death was immediately forthcoming from police sources, and her name was not immediately made public.