December's Art Basel in Miami will debut "Modern Ken" an interactive art exhibit by NYC-based photographer Courtney Charles. Charles has created a sexy series that deconstructs various stereotypes.
Ken features male models in plastic form, giving them the doll treatment and representing social media facades in a hyper-realistic style. Careful attention is given to Ken's joints (neck and shoulders) and observant viewers will see how Charles pays homage to the original dolls with visible joint lines. Also, as Ken dolls are nipple-less, so are Charles' male models.
"With the Ken series, I hope to show that there isn’t just one common ideal of the modern man," Charles says. "Regardless of who you are, you can still be the 'plastic-perfect' version of yourself."
Look for Charles' exhibit at Hotel Gaythering in Miami.