Erotica // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Tom Gallant creates these ambiguously sensual sculpture-images out of flowers and paper. The forms evoke female bodies and bodies in sexual acts, captured in the gentle florals of actual plants. These are beautiful and strange, juxtaposing different living forms to create a static one pressed in glass. The delicacy and ephemerality of these artworks makes theme singularly lovely, reflecting the nature of all living things and their inherent sexuality.
Erotica // Friday, May 17, 2013
Armed with a sharp knife and an eye for intricate patterns, Tom Gallant uses hardcore porn as his canvas, creating detailed figures and stenciled ornamentation that recall the more constraining social and artistic attitudes of the late Victorian age. As the artist explains, "I use pornography as a representation of our visual culture, the underlying ideas are used to connect the motifs and concepts, whether it is the idolatry of youth, flesh, sex, or the exploitation of the female and feminine. Pornography is the medium but not the message."
Erotica // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
If you didn't think porn could be art, take a look at artist Tom Gallants work. By incorporating elements of Victorian illustration such as intricate patterns, Gallant adds more of an artistic edge to his pornographic figures.