Tom Gallant manipulates layers of paper in a unique style developed
from his mastery of the traditional Japanese crafts of kira-gami and
origami. From afar his works strike the viewer as decorative, but are
highly crafted and potentially controversial when given a closer look. They embody a dichotomy: he creates these collages with pages taken
from pornographic magazines, yet his subject matter is elegant, literary and historical. (M. Dimitrova and M. Kinney, Back to the Future: Young Artists Looking to Old Masters, exh. cat., Robilant+Voena/Stair Sainty, London, 2009, p. 11).