Well mounted in understated shadowbox frames, PaperDudes is a new erotic ‘graphic’ art series by Glenn Ross Crawford.
Taking inspiration from origami, kitsch art and male erotica, each piece is carefully hand-cut and folded to create a subtle, yet explicit, male nude in three dimensions using only two sheets of different coloured or patterned stiff paper. Models’ tattoos and piercings are faithfully recreated by hand in each artwork.
While typically using models from a variety of classic porn archetypes, such as ‘twinks’, ‘bears’, ‘daddies’ and ‘jocks’, by reducing the dudes to basic shapes and forms, standard factors of objectification such as beauty, age and race are removed, allowing us to appreciate all men equally as works of art.
The artist is happy to create custom works as requested by the client. Past commissions have included a client’s favourite porn star, Greek statuary, or a portrait of them or their partner.