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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 […]

The Sensual World of Senju Shunga (P1)

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During my endless search for interesting new erotic art (often Pinterest), I came across these beautiful pieces by the artist who calls himself Senju (real name Matti Sandberg). What is so striking about his art is that despite its explicit imagery a strong sense of sensuality prevails. Senju Shunga His work is characterized by large close-ups zooming […]

The Sensual Shunga Art of Senju (P2)

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Welcome back for part 2 (you can find part 1 here) in which we’ll continue to explore the appealing shunga art of the Swedish tattoo artist Senju… Threesome The title of the above piece refers to the Goddess Okame. She is involved in a threesome underneath a mosquito-net. Okame known as the woman who revels in […]

The Secret Garden: Female Artists Share Their Sensual View on Shunga

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I have been examining shunga for a long time now (almost 20 years) and I am still pleasantly surprised daily on the new insights I discover and the endless inspiration this art form provides to talented contemporary artists all over the world. The Secret Garden An admirable example of this is displayed in the recently […]

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