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Bobby van Druff

Trained as an architect, Bobby utilizes oil and canvas to explore the relationship between male nudity, art and pornography.

His previous project, Painting Butt, re-imagined a conventional pornographic weekly calendar into a series of paintings. His current work "Malegraph" is a literal interpretation of his feed, a created manifestation of his personal parade of tumbled images. It explores the relationship of art, pornography and male nudity through the digital temporal lens. Each painting starts with an image that has a history, winding its way from blog to blog until it found his feed, eye and brush. Each image becomes physical twice, and digital in between.

A digital image is printed and painted over to become a sketch, the sketch becomes a digital image that is then enlarged and transcribed as simple compositional lines onto a canvas. Coated with ink and oil, the final painting is photographed and uploaded to find its way into other feeds.