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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 (1963-2021). 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 […]

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 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 […]

48 Daring Examples of Trevor Brown’s Disturbingly Cute BDSM ‘Dolls’

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Trevor Brown (1959) is an English artist who has been living and working in Japan since 1994.  His provocative subject matter seems to instantly divide its audience, in two groups, lovers and haters. Brown uses strong contrasts in his work; dark (bondage, injury, swastikas, etc.) versus light (cuteness, innocence, pre pubescent girls, stuffed animals,etc.). His opposed attitude […]

What Are the 15 Most Sensual Newsletters of 2020?

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OK I admit…I’m a sucker for lists! The following list of our 15 most sensual (read viewed) newsletters gives a nice review of our activities in 2020, and a good idea of which topics you appreciate. Doubling Daily Subscriptions This year we sent 115 newsletters and it’s striking that a lot of  featured in the list […]

The Cheerfully Dark Social Criticism of the Digital Artist Waldemar Kazak (84 pics!)

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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