Two appealing newly produced shunga paintings by the Brooklyn-based artist Jeff Faerber. A lovely detail in the first painting that refers to ancient shunga is the position of the feet were an important indicator of the female’s pleasure or displeasure. In this case there can be no doubt which of the two it is.
In the second piece the artist evokes the griminess (grease spots and stains) of old shunga books and prints that went from hand to hand over time.
“The gentleman caller used wit, clever anecdotes and properly placed Oxford commas in his banter at his rendezvous with his intended, and she responded in kind with just enough innuendo and strategically placed triple entendres so as to ensure a return to her place so they could define the erotic parameters of their evening.” (2019)
“Reclining couple documenting their heteronormative behavior for distribution across various social media platforms, made SFW with the use of strategically placed emojis such as 🍆, 😄, and ❤️” (2019)