|Publisher:||Patrick Frey Edition|
Pornalikes is a book of portraits with a difference. Culling his materials from a 2002-2018 photo archive of porn actors who resemble or actually even portray celebrities and public figures, Polish artist Piotr Uklanski (born 1968) draws on men's magazines such as Hustler and Loaded, as well as meme-culture material from websites and blogs, to assemble this challenging take on portraiture and celebrity . In Pornalikes Uklanski subverts the original expectations of traditional art-historical portraiture, exploring the pop-cultural tensions between sexual identity and exploitation, man and woman, fiction and reality and challenging both easy moral parameters and good taste. Pornalikes picks up where his cult series The Nazis and Real Nazis, also published by Edition Patrick Frey, left off.