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Headless Erotica: An Interview with the Shunga Artist Aiko Robinson

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As a follow-up to our much-read article from last April, Shunga Gallery interviews the contemporary shunga artist Aiko Robinson. In the interview you’ll discover what makes the artist tick, her background, influences, fascination with shunga and off course the mystery behind the headless figures in her work… 1) Can you tell something about yourself? Your background, […]

Rare Interview with Jan van Rijn on His Subversive Graphic Work

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The newsletter pointing to our recent article on Jan van Rijn (1966) is among our most viewed ones this year. In response, we managed to seduce the busy artist into an interview and the absorbing result can be read below. Also included are images of old and new works which even haven’t been put on the […]

Shunga Gallery Interviews the Acclaimed Californian Pop Surrealist Van Arno

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Last week we “sat down” for an interview with a great representative of the Lowbrow Art (aka. Pop Surrealism) movement, Van Arno. Despite his busy schedule (he’s in the middle of a move), he was able to take some time off and talk about his fascination for the legendary punk band The Ramones, classic Hollywood stars, […]

Interview with the Master Surrealist Michael Hutter on His Art

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One of our favorite discoveries this year is the erotically charged surrealism of Michael Hutter (1963). That is why I was delighted he accepted our request for an interview. Among other things, Hutter discusses his work, favorite contemporary artists, censorship and also, which artwork makes him want to puke. 1) What can you tell us about the […]

Exclusive Interview with the Erotic Artist Pigo Lin on His Sensual View on Art

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In two earlier articles we already paid attention to the fascinating art of Pigo Lin (1984). His unique visual language is in line with the aesthetic mission of Shunga Gallery and the type of art that we want to give a stage. That is why it was about time we sat down with the prolific Taiwanese artist and […]

Interview with the Author Carmelo Militano on Modigliani’s Sensual Paintings

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The unsettled artistic life and often erotically charged art of Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) is the subject of the latest book Catching Desire by Carmelo Militano. Last week we talked to the writer, winner of several poetry prizes and faithful follower of Shunga Gallery about his views on the sensual art of Modigliani, Picasso, Cubism and his fascination for […]

An Interview with the Artist Andi Soto on Her Dark Sensuality

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This week we “sat down” with the talented Panamese artist Andi Soto. She is a self-educated illustrator whose detailed pictures are produced using mixed media such as ink, graphite, colored pencils, acrylic and markers. Hypnotizing With these tools Soto creates compelling portraits of mainly female ghost-like figures with hypnotizing eyes and sporting never ending strings of […]

Interview With the Former Tattoo Artist Senju Horimatsu (P2)

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Welcome back to the second part (click here for part 1) of the entertaining interview with former tattoo artist Senju Horimatsu (check out his encounter with the ghost)… 7) I love two of your more recent works called ‘Musei’ and ‘Gyokumori’. They have this lovely meditative feel about them.  Is there a specific reason why […]

Interview with the Artist Senju Horimatsu on His Sensual Tattoo Art (P1)

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Of all contemporary artists who are influenced by the art of shunga, there is no one who dedicates himself so completely to this art form as the Swedish print designer/ painter Matti Senju Horimatsu (1968). This former tattoo artist reduced his activities in irezumi (traditional Japanese tattooing) and concentrated more and more on his paintings, prints […]

The Grace and Elegance of Giuseppe Petrilli’s Art (An Interview)

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A couple of weeks ago I came across (actually the artist Jeff Faerber brought it to my attention) a compelling image of an octopus embracing a tied young woman wearing nylon socks with ribbons set against a rose pattern background. I found out that the name of the artist is Giuseppe Petrilli (1970) and decided […]

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