JOHN O'REILLY

John O'Reilly constructs intimate and beautiful photographic montages. Using a Polaroid camera, he photographs scenes set up in his studio, his own body, or familiar surroundings. He also rephotographs images from magazines, history books, gay porn, and other sources. He then cuts and pastes these various images into collages in which figures and objects morph into each other amidst fragmented backgrounds. These images are put together with the same sort of psychological glue as our dreams. History and fantasy intertwine and become indistinguishable. The past, present and future co-exist. Unlikely juxtapositions are inexplicably logical and uncannily apt.

Wrestlers 12.16.08, 2008


Wrestlers 9.15.08, 2008


Studio Landscape Dogtown-Hartley series 12.3.08, 2008


Dogtown-Hartley series 1.11.10, 2010


A Shadow, 2010


Wrestlers 9.2.08, 2008


Dead Centaur - Of Cormac McCarthy, 2008


Rape of Ganymedes, 2008


Heros Series: Paris 2/8/06, 2006


Tadzio Series: Wake 4/5/06, 2006


Hugh (From the Henry James Series), 2007


Jeffrey (From the Henry James Series), 2007