Kengel Maysonet’s work is centered around identity, primarily their own. As a queer, dark-skinned Puerto Rican living in the continental US, they often delve into the complications of race, nationality, religion, sexuality, and especially gender. This has led them to disrupting normative institutions by perverting play. By turning their periwinkle-colored lenses onto the scene, they queer family board games and inject playfulness into the gallery. In combining adult themes with juvenile pleasure, they uncover the suppressed desire to play in their audience.