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The Work of Kalen Hollomon Combines Innocent and Racy Imagery

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: instagram & beautifuldecay
The provocative gender-bending collages of Kalen Hollomon may be shocking, but the imagery is much more eye-opening than one may first assume. Mixing mundane city life moments, fashion editorials and old advertisements with vintage pornography scenes, his mixed media artworks distort reality in evocative ways.

Displayed on his Instagram account, the provocative gender-bending collages are part of the new media age. Yet instead of focusing on that, Kalen Hollomon states, "The idea of and ability to alter the value or meaning of an image or object by adding or subtracting elements is really exciting to me--adding or taking away elements from something until it becomes the sexiest it can be at that moment.” Social media is all about perception, which makes his work even more interesting. Stats for Provocative Gender-Bending Collages Trending: This Quarter & Warm
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