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The Stylized Decadence of Lowbrow Artist Ben Newman

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Like many, the British lowbrow artist Ben Newman has been drawing during childhood, but like few, he has not stopped doing since. When he broke his leg as a teenager and was confined to a hospital bed, his mother brought him some copies of the British sci-fi comic 2000AD to kill time. When he discovered the […]

The Cheerfully Dark Social Criticism of the Digital Artist Waldemar Kazak   

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The digital Lowbrow artist Waldemar Kazak (aka. Waldemar von Kozak) is, as his pseudonym suggests, from Russia. Born in Tver in 1973, he graduated at the age of 22 from the Tver Art College earning a degree in graphic design. Kazak then worked for several studios and publishers while learning the Quark XPress and Aldus Page […]

Neo Shunga Artist Zoe Lacchei: Italian by Birth, Japanese in Spirit

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Tattoo art and shunga are fairly closely intertwined. The search term ‘tattoo shunga‘ in Google Images offers an extensive amount of entertaining examples of this. Upon closer examination, we can see that many contemporary tattoo artists have embraced the aesthetics of ukiyo-e and shunga. A striking example of this, is the highly-skilled Italian Pop-surrealist painter and […]

Engaging Interview With the NSFW Artist Jeff Faerber

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As an art dealer specialized in erotic art I have become so accustomed to the graphic nature of the subject that I often forget that some people may be offended when they are being exposed to this kind of images. I was confronted with this in 2014 when 50 of my videos (mainly on shunga) […]

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, […]

The Harsh Sensuality of the Amazing Pop Surrealist Van Arno

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I am a big fan of Lowbrow art (better known to our younger readers as Pop Surrealism) and our site is dedicated to art of an explicitly sensual nature. And it is these two elements that are strongly represented in the artist whose work we’ll examine extensively today. At least at first sight, but more […]

Michael Hutter: The Nightmarish Sensuality of a Contemporary Bosch

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In film the color red is used to denote passion, danger or power. It is the color of extremes, a warning, used to contrast with its surroundings, and to draw the viewer’s attention. Red is also the eye-catching color the German painter Michael Hutter (1963) uses in the hellish visions on his detailed canvases. The Triumph of […]

Jeff Faerber’s Naughty Erotic World (NSFW)

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Although the skinny and bony figures in the paintings of  Jeff Faerber have stylistic similarities to Egon Schiele (1890-1918), his protagonists make a more cheerful impression. The scenery of his paintings as a whole offer a nice fusion of components of the ancient Japanese shunga (erotic) art and elements of contemporary Western culture. Easily Offended Faerber’s series […]

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