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Sensual Homage to the Traditional Irezumi Tradition by Senju Shunga

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Senju Shunga’s close relationship with tattooing is evident in his latest work ‘Iki (Chic – Fig.1)’. An irezumi (tattoo) artist is working on a large tattoo of a chrysanthemum (a Japanese symbol of royalty, longevity and rejuvenation) on the back of a young woman. She smokes a pipe to distract herself from the pain. In front of her […]

Senju Shunga’s Variation on Gustav Klimt’s Luminous Judith Paintings

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For his new painting, the Swedish artist Senju Shunga once again took inspiration from Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). In this case, he chose Klimt’s majestic ‘Judith I‘ (1901) as a visual source. Once again, he succeeds in mixing Japanese and European art of the early 1900’s with an enchanting result. How Things Feel Since the 1850’s, […]

Senju Shunga After the Kinbaku Photography of Nobuyoshi Araki

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‘Shiragiku (white chrysanthemum – Fig.1)‘ is Senju Shunga’s most recent painting (his second kinbaku piece this year). A strong influence was the excellent photographic work of Nobuyoshi Araki (Fig.8, 9 and 10) whose models have a similar expression of defiance and power. Wordless Poetry Senju gets his inspiration from several kinbaku accounts on Instagram he […]

Senju Shunga’s Lesbian Version of the Octopus and the Pearl Diver

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After eight years of creating art influenced by the traditional Japanese erotic art called shunga, Senju Shunga finally got around to creating an homage to the most famous shunga of them all. Katsushika Hokusai’s original work, first issued in 1814, has become a symbol in itself, and when shunga is brought to mind, many of you […]

Smoking Semi Nude Female Sporting Fox Mask by Senju Shunga

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On the Instagram page of the artist Senju Shunga he mentions his recent struggle to keep his head above water financially and perhaps has to close down his online store. Since we’re a fan of the artist and have been following the artist since our inception in 2016, we would like to encourage you to […]

The Influence of the Shin Hanga Artist Shotei Takahashi on Senju Shunga

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The influence of the Shin Hanga artist Hiroaki Takahashi aka. Shotei (1871-1945) on the modern-day shunga artist Senju Shunga is already visible in earlier works like Kitsune (2014) and  Kiyohime (2014). In his most recent print ‘Kuroneko (Black Cat – Fig.1)’ he took Shotei’s late masterpiece ‘Nude Playing with a Cat‘ (Fig.5) as starting point. Shotei Shotei was a prolific […]

Senju Shunga’s ”Hikage” Inspired by Tanizaki’s In Praise of Shadows

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Inspired by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s ‘In’ei Raisan (In Praise of Shadows)‘, the essay much admired Senju Shunga’s, this new painting entitled ‘Hikage (Shade)‘ offers a more explicit scene than his previous works. In Praise of Shadows discusses traditional Japanese aesthetics in contrast with change. Senju loves its poetic and beautiful celebration of days gone by and how innovations […]

Toyotama-Hime: The Dragon Princess by Senju Shunga

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“You can never paint like me! That is fine, because I can never paint like you”. This is a quote by Salvador Dali, that liberated the Swedish artist Senju Shunga (1968), and gave him the confidence to develop his uniqueness as an artist. This is a slow process and on this slow path towards artistic […]

Botan Doro: Sensual Tale of the Peony Lantern by Senju Shunga

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Ever since the start of Shunga Gallery we’re following the creative evolvement of the modern shunga artist Senju Shunga (1968) closely. This clearly shows how the artist’s aesthetics are increasingly taking shape. His latest ghost painting Botan Doro: Tale of the Peony Lantern is a nice example of this. Pre-raphaelite In this work he brings together many of […]

Kinryu: The Girl With the Golden Dragon Tattoo by Senju Shunga

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On Instagram, the artist Senju Shunga emphasizes the difficulty of designing the Japanese dragon in irezumi (the traditional Japanese tattoo). It is a challenge to get all the different elements right. If one part is designed in a sloppy way, the whole thing falls apart. He has designed numerous dragons in his twenty year career in irezumi […]

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