Piffin Melchior Duvekot was born in Rotterdam in 1989. He lives and works in Toronto. Piffin has recently completed his BFa at OCADU. His plaster and oil paint work represent the gendervaryant people around him. These semi-realistic portraits explore the subjects’ personalities and gestures, as well as their physical likeness. Being outside the established gender categories, just like the models he choses allows him to make his work without othering his models. The relationship he tries to build with his models is one of integrity and mutual trust, through conversation and time spent together. His work explores the appearance, as well as lived experience, and perspective of people whose bodies don’t fit into the established binary sex and gender systems.