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Senju Shunga’s Bold Version of Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus

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This is the third time that the Swedish Senju Shunga (1968) pays tribute to a classic work of art. Recently he finished a melancholic rendition of John Everett Millais’ Ophelia and a couple of years ago it was Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss‘. This time he decided to challenge himself and create his own version of Sandro […]

The Censored and Uncensored Version of Senju Shunga’s Seishin

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Instagram’s refusal to differentiate between art and pornography is something artists dealing with sensual themes have to deal with over and over again. An example of this is the artist we’ve been following for years now (new interview soon) Senju Shunga. Below you can find the censored and uncensored version of his most recent work ‘Seishin‘ (issued […]

The New Lascivious Harvest of Senju Shunga Paintings

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Our beloved Swedish artist Senju Shunga (1968) has not been idle in the last months. The painter explored new creative and spiritual paths during his incessant journey through ancient Japanese culture and mythology. Only the first and the last painting include references to European sources such as Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Millais’ masterpiece Ophelia and Art Nouveau. Lesbian […]

Senju Shunga’s Most Recent Sensual Ghost Paintings

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The Swedish artist Matti Sandberg (1968), better known as Senju Shunga, has been fascinated by Japanese art, history, culture and religion since his early twenties. In December 2012 he painted his first shunga (which started as a small idea initially) and has not stopped ever since. In his latest works that are featured below, he refers […]

Sensual Hokusai Homage by the Neo Shunga Artist Senju Shunga

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The following three pieces are a sensual homage to the genius of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), who is the favorite painter of the prolific Swedish artist Senju Shunga (1968). The designs refer to Hokusai’s iconic Fukujuso (The Adonis Plant) series that was issued in various editions between 1818 and 1828. Leaves and Butterflies Senju has retained […]

New Senju Shunga Art: Gentle Tongues, Seducing Fox Spirits and Gustav Klimt

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The Swedish artist Senju Shunga hasn’t been inactive these last few months. Besides a nice new publication of a booklet called The Secret Garden (that I will cover shortly!), he  produced some very nice new variations on sensual themes he already used in some of his older paintings. Gyokumon The first piece below, is entitled Gyokumon […]

The Artist Senju Shunga Explains How Kinbaku Inspires His Art

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In his recently published book Kagami and in the text below, Senju Shunga reveals his thoughts on the art of kinbaku and how he conveyed this in his painting Kikubari… Kinbaku or Shibari, the Japanese art of rope bondage is a distinctly aesthetic form of erotic play where much emphasis is put on the position […]

The Neo Shunga Movement: Jeff Faerber Promotes Senju Shunga’s Kagami

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The neo shunga artist Jeff Faerber sent me a picture of his most recent work featuring a sensual threesome. The young woman who gets DP’d holds a book in her hand that was released earlier this year and that inspired Jeff. The title is ‘Kagami – Mirror Images of a Sensual World‘ and was written, […]

The Poetic Passion Found in Senju Shunga’s Art

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The following text is an excerpt from Senju Shunga’s book Kagami in which the artist tells about the background of his painting AO (Blue), his inner struggle, and how he incorporates this in his work. Painting 38 in the book Kagami “All of my paintings in the shunga genre are mirror of myself, be it as part […]

Review of Senju Shunga’s New Book Kagami

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This week I received the last book by the Swedish artist Senju Shunga (1968). Senju is a semi-retired tattoo artist who fell in love with shunga and dedicated his paintings to this art form ever since. This 144-page book is printed on high quality paper with thread bound softcover and fold-out flaps that depict the art of […]

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