Cool Hunting Video Presents: Tom Gallant

Mixing surgical precision with low-brow source material, Tom Gallant turns archived pornography into intricate cutouts

Living and working in Brussels, Belgium, Tom Gallant creates hand-cut floral prints out of archived pornographic magazines. Using a surgical blade, he cuts into the imagery, layering extremely delicate cut-outs on top of one another to assemble a dramatic visual experience that almost blurs your vision. If you look closely you can see hints of hair, lips, neck and genitalia, but it’s the paper’s flesh tones and curvature that stand out.

Soft spoken and a self-proclaimed compulsive collector, he describes his work as a visual language “dealing with a private matter in a very public way.”