6 December 2010

Tom Gallant - Hand Cut Paper Art

I saw some of Tom Gallant's work at a recent exhibition on the Kingsland Road. His work initially reminded me of the hand cut work of illustrator Rob Ryan, however there is a subtle twist within Tom's work that gives it an edge.

Tom Gallent hand cut paper art
Tom Gallent hand cut paper artTom Gallent hand cut paper art

If you begin to look closely within the intricate hand cut floral patterns you can see hints of hair, lips, and various other body parts. Soon the true source of the artwork becomes clear, the fleshy tones are in fact taken from archived pornographic magazines. His ability to turn such lowbrow source material into such beauty is pretty amazing, if you want to see some of his work in person he has a few pieces up here.

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