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Mayu Manson as Sei Shōnagon in Senju Shunga’s The Pillow Book

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The Swedish artist Senju Shunga follows a meticulous process in the creation of his work. This can be seen nicely in his last painting ‘Makura no Sōshi ‘ (the Pillow Book – Mayu Manson as Sei Shōnagon – Fig.2 to 13) of which you can view the different stages below. Empress Teishi Senju got the idea […]

Senju Shunga Explores the Aesthetics of Shibari in Hankou

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Senju’s new painting ‘Hankou (Defiance – Fig.4)’ is what the artist calls a sister painting for ‘Fuji (Wisteria – Fig.2)’ he produced a year ago. His fascination for the aesthetics of shibari/kinbaku (Japanse bondage art) was triggered by a documentary on a Finnish couple and the intimacies they share. Dirty Von P Hankou is one of […]

Senju Shunga’s Fascination for the Tattooed Kabuki Character Benten Kozō

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The excerpt below comes from the book ‘Kagami: Mirror Images of a Sensual World – Contemporary Shunga‘ by Senju Shunga. Artwork and text are from the artist… Another Kabuki character that interests me is that of Benten Kozo Kikunosuke (Fig.1) from the play Aoto Zōshi Hana no Nishikie. Just as Sukeroku (ed. another famous Kabuki play […]

Senju Shunga Revisits His Poetic Homage to Gustav Klimt

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Almost two years after the release of his homage (Fig.3) to Gustav Klimt’s iconic The Kiss (Fig.4), Senju returns to his original concept in order to examine what difference artistic and personal evolution makes when it comes to creating art. Treacherous Sharp Rocks On his blog he describes it poetically: “Through it all the idea […]

Senju Shunga on the Aesthetics of Neo Shunga, Hergé and Donald Trump

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Welcome back! In this second part (first part here) of the interview Senju goes into more detail on the production process of his work, his deep love for Japonism, the aesthetics of contemporary shunga, future projects and why doesn’t he have a good word to say about Donald Trump? 5) One of your fans would […]

Senju Shunga on His Evolution, Classical Shunga and Instagram

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It has been two years since our first interview with the coveted neo shunga artist Senju Shunga (1968). How has he been doing in recent years? What is he doing to reach his audience? How has his art evolved? This and much more in our extensive conversation with this Swedish shunga magician. Some of the questions […]

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 […]

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