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Pigo Lin and His Mellow Erotic Pop Surrealism

Pigo Lin is a 35 year old Taiwanese artist whose evocative erotic art attracts an ever increasing fan base. On his Instagram page he describes his work as soft erotic art. It mixes elements of manga, pop surrealism, anime and guro (gore art).

Rising Star

Although his star in the art world is rising (his past work is sold out already!) and has a Masters in Fine Arts from the National Taiwan Normal University, he is also still working as a professional watch designer.

Night Drawer

After his working day, he retreats into his little studio in Taipei City. In this place he devotes himself to his sensual dream fantasies until well into the night (he calls himself a ‘night drawer’).

pigo lin: Motoko Kusanagi in military uniform (l) and Combat Uniform (r)

Fig.1. ‘Motoko Kusanagi in military uniform (l) and Combat Uniform (r)‘ (Wikipedia)

Playboy

In an earlier interview with Playboy he remarks that his sensual expressions are almost an exemplary metaphor of the suppressed single Asian male, who represses the desires that Western society more easily accepts and encourages.

Used-Panties

It’s a place where they seek their salvation in love hotels, brothels, and indulge in remarkable fetishes such as used-panties (available at special vending machines) and strange baby-like manga all behind closed doors. Lin, himself bisexual, is fascinated by sexuality and how it is repressed and concealed in Asian culture.

Pigo Lin painting of a nude female carried by giant waves

Fig.2. ‘Drowning in a desire of you / Drop down with the current‘ by Pigo Lin

Boldly Sensual

In his paintings Pigo Lin uses his fantasy to tell stories about things that are real in today’s world. These fantasies are his journey to explore and understand the essence of himself. Lin’s images are as boldly sensual as they are equivocal, depicting the female form as grotesque, with unrealistic dimensions in various stages of euphoria and joy.

Intrigue

His ideas are full of intrigue, the treatment of the female is complex. In the Playboy interview he comments: “I think the ocean combines beauty, power and danger. I always use the ocean to represent woman. He admits that the illustrations represent his own sexual desires.

Pigo Lin's Boatswain: nude female sailor sitting on the jaws of a giant shark

Fig.3. ‘Boatswain

Great Wave

His style is rooted in Japanese anime and manga and influences are clearly to be found in the ancient ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai (in particular his Great Wave) and in the provocative works of the contemporary artists Toshio Saeki and Suemiro Maruo.

Scarlett Johansson

Other influences are the anime classic Ghost in the Shell (also the live-action version with Scarlett Johansson) that features one of his great muses Motoko Kusanagi (Fig.1), Spielberg’s Jaws,

nude female in bathtub with red water and a circling finger by Pigo Lin

Fig.4. ‘Magical finger

Handjob

The sexual humor can be found all across Lin’s works such as Handjob that portrays an ecstatic male only wearing a bathrobe lying on a bed while a giant female hand massages his penis with a lever (Fig.5).

pigo lin Handjob

Fig.5. ‘Handjob

Slimy Snail Mermaid

Another comical piece is the one with a slimy snail mermaid lying on a veranda while a hasty young man throws a bucket of salt over her (Fig.7), or the amusing variation on Edvard Munch’s The Scream with a female opera singer pressing her breasts together during a high pitched vocal, drawing the attention of a curious black cat (Fig.8). Lin has also changed the title, which is now called The Voice.

eupting vulcano's, tits and vagina by Pigo Lin

Fig.6. ‘The Goddess

Salting the snail by Pigo Lin

Fig.7. ‘Historic photo of Charlie salting the snail. Colorized, circa ( 1868)

pigo lin parody on edvard munch's the scream

Fig.8. ‘The voice

pigo lin: sensual female with tentacles

Fig.9. ‘Kraken

female king kong sitting on a flat and yellow plane by pigo lin

Fig.10. ‘King Kong girl

sleeping lady in a red sea with dwarf in a boat taking pictures of ther vulva by pigo lin

Fig.11. ‘The shape of mind

pigo lin: The fast and the ban

Fig.12. ‘The fast and the ban

Pigo Lin's Midnight Date

Fig.13. ‘Midnight date

surf rescuer with shark mask by Pigo Lin

Fig.14. ‘Surf rescue

Take your suit off, and tell me what's happening today by pigo lin

Fig.15. ‘Take your suit off, and tell me what’s happening today

Nude lady peeing waves with fishes with male heads by Pigo Lin

Fig.16.

girl with soaked clothing is sprayed wet with a garden hose by an inattentive gardenerby pigo lin

Fig.17.

sad girl standing in the water (surrounded by a puddle stain) by Pigo Lin

Fig.18.

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Fig.19.

Almost nude short-haired girl reading a book with wet contents by pigo lin

Fig.20.

pigo lin: marine girl shooting a torpedo from her private parts

Fig.21.

Rose is hard up for water by pigo lin

Fig.22. ‘Rose is hard up for water‘ by Pigo Lin

pigo lin: Shake your hands. Be a friendly gesture

Fig.23. ‘Shake your hands. Be a friendly gesture.

Love-clad legs by pigo lin

Fig.24. ‘Love-clad legs

Pigo Lin: Nude girl with big bosom drooling into a fish bowl

Fig.25. ‘How to comfort your lonely fish

French kissing by Pigo Lin

Fig.26. ‘French kissing‘ (2019)

semi-nude female touching her breats with four arms by pigo lin

Fig.27. ‘Emotional

Candlelight dinner by pigo lin

Fig.28. ‘Candlelight dinner

hedge clipper cutting the string of a passed-out girl with phallus-shaped trees in the background by pigo lin

Fig.29.

intimate couple on a duck boat surrounded by floating bananas in a river by pigo lin

Fig.30. ‘Banana

pigo lin: intimate couple on a duck boat surrounded by floating bananas in a river

Fig.31.

pigo lin: nude female embracing a male mannequin with winding key

Fig.32.

pigo lin: waving dream

Fig.33.

Eve Mask by Pigo Lin

Fig. 34. ‘Eve Mask‘ 

pigo lin: sensual nude female holding a crocodile

Fig.35.

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Paul

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Paul

on 15 November 2019

Continue to introduce these kinds of new artists. I had not heard of him yet and I find his work sparkling.

Marijn

By

Marijn

on 15 November 2019

Thanks Paul, no worries...we'll keep introducing appealing new erotic artists in the future! I agree with you, he is indeed a sparkling new voice in the art world.

Peter

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Peter

on 16 November 2019

Like the comic side so much.Go on

Marijn

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Marijn

on 16 November 2019

Thanks a lot Peter, will do!

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