what is obvious from dylan ricci‘s male erotica is the anonymity of it. he suggests that facial portraiture detracts from that which he most interested in… the male form. this is a trifle dichotomous, both in admittance of the weakness his work suffers from the lack of such a powerful element, but also the power it gains from such focus. once one looks beyond the sesationalist tumblrism, the subjects reveal a greater depth of composition that to me succeeds in capturing the male nude in a more objectified way. it confines the eye to the male body in various poses, almost stripped of personality. this visual reduction echoes the work of mapplethorpe wherein an aesthetic essence of being can also be projected through a more sculptural expression.