The hyper-sexualisation of gay men within LGBT media and the rapidly changing landscape of gay dating are addressed in a series of tongue-in-cheek collage works.
Contemporary gay dating is undergoing a radical shift with the proliferation of smartphone dating apps, where men are often reduced to emotionless, clickable torsos which make sex as easy as ordering a pizza.
Likewise, the gay media's emphasis and promotion of sex, physique and partying puts pressure on young gay men to conform to these specific mentalities, helping fuel the issues of bareback sex, narcissism, drug use and body image pressures that run throughout the queer community.
Do the LGBT media help to perpetuate and encourage these myths about gay men or do they simply reflect the truth about how gay men really live their lives today?
You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess
2013. Collage, 21.5 x 28cm.
2014. Collage (10 x 18cm) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.
2014. Collage (13 x 15cm) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.
2014. Collage, (12 x 13cm) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.
Good Evening Lads
2014. Collage (16 x 19cm) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.
Wild Animal Trap
2014. Collage, (15 x 18cm) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.
2014. Collage, (14.5 x 12.5) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.
Your Reward Will Be Death!
2014. Collage, 20 x 27.5cm.
The Early Bird Catches The Worm
2013. Collage, 16.5 x 23cm.
Top Off The Poppers!
2013. Collage (5 x 8cm) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.
The Killing Moon
2013. Collage, 22.5 x 28cm.
Dropped My Drawers
2014. Collage (15 x 22cm) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.
I'll Use This!
2014. Collage (9.5 x 13.5) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.
2015. Collage (11 x 14.5cm) on paper 21 x 29.5cm.
2015. Collage (7 x 18cm) on paper 21 x 29.5cm.
My Favourite Waste of Time
2014. Collage (7 x 29cm) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.