ARTIST: LARRY WALKER-TONKS

Artist Statement

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Larry Walker-Tonks presents GRUNDER (2017)

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Larry’s current practice explores issues surrounding dating apps like Grindr and Tinder and how, through a highly sexualised western culture, the sleaze is seeping through to our everyday lives and crossing boundaries it should not. Larry looks at how we present ourselves online, be it fabricating our day to day existence to impress our “friends” or hiding behind a blank profile looking for love. He raises awareness of the pressures put upon people to have unsafe sex and the idea of the unsolicited “dick pic” inviting the viewer to question why it is an accepted part of today’s culture.
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This manifests itself under the umbrella of  ‘GRUNDER’, a series of tongue-in-cheek installations, grotesque sculptures and satirising large scale prints. Larry Walker-Tonks aims to highlight the immense pressure put upon social media users to drop their morals, standards and their pants with little regard for their own sexual health.
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You can explore Larry’s work further by visiting the artists website and Instagram.
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To explore more queer contemporary art please visit Balaclava.Q.
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All images were kindly supplied by the artist.
Please contact the artist before using them.
Thank you.

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