Calvin Holbrook /

© Calvin Holbrook

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.

Lip Service

2014. Collage (10 x 18cm) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.

Self-Absorbed

2014. Collage (13 x 15cm) on paper, 21 x 29.5cm.

Eat It!

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.

Ball Work

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.

Cut Cock

2015. Collage (11 x 14.5cm) on paper 21 x 29.5cm.

Brut Force

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.

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