AN INVESTIGATION OF MARGINAL STATUS OF ANDROGYNOUS SELVES THROUGH FIGURATIVE PAINTING
This practice-based study aims to explore the representation of androgynous persons as margins in the society. The marginalization and exploitation of the males having feminine traits in their personality have been depicted through the painting. The focus of this research project is to examine, discuss, and critically evaluate the self-abuse, physical and psychological sufferings, discrimination, alienation, inferiority complex of the androgynous males in Pakistani society. The figurative painting portrayed by the researcher take into account the plight of androgynous males because of the overlapping of masculine and feminine traits. The in-depth analysis of the figurative painting reflects the ways in which the androgynous people are compelled to live a life which is devoid of freedom of mind and body and full of identity crisis. However, their miserable life is full of mental anguishes and various physical ferocities. The study concludes that the existence of androgynous males in Pakistani society have become compromised as they are compelled to live in liminal spaces where they are exploited incessantly. This research is descriptive in nature among qualitative approach.