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24 Explicit B&W Illustrations Depicting the Erotic Surrealism of Michael Hutter

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In our earlier article on the German surrealist Michael Hutter (1963) and the subsequent interview with him, we’ve already been able to get to know the artist and his work extensively. Melchior Grün Recently, I came across some striking b&w illustrations by the artist that were more explicitly erotic in their portrayal in comparison with his […]

The Devilish Hedonism in the Work of the Dark Artist Kerb Crawler (69 Pics)

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Until recently I was unfamiliar with Chilean art, but there are two striking examples that have piqued my curiosity. The first is the film Trauma* (2017), a gut-wrenching settlement with the traumas after the Pinochet regime, and the second is the work of the independent artist Cristóbal López, working under the moniker Kerb Crawler** (aka. Kerb Crawler […]

The Sadomasochism in ‘Evening Hour’ by the Dutch Surrealist Joop Moesman

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The Dutch self-taught artist Joop Moesman (1909-1988) was a draftsman for the Dutch Railways, surrealist painter, cultural critic and calligrapher. He also designed the Petronius typeface. Moesman became fascinated with surrealism when he discovered a French magazine displaying images of surrealist paintings. Masochistic Images Feelings for women play a leading role in his painterly work. His mother […]

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 […]

48 Daring Examples of Trevor Brown’s Disturbingly Cute BDSM ‘Dolls’

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Trevor Brown (1959) is an English artist who has been living and working in Japan since 1994.  His provocative subject matter seems to instantly divide its audience, in two groups, lovers and haters. Brown uses strong contrasts in his work; dark (bondage, injury, swastikas, etc.) versus light (cuteness, innocence, pre pubescent girls, stuffed animals,etc.). His opposed attitude […]

Playful Geisha and Tied Phalluses in the Digital Art of Japi Honoo (36 Pics)

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Japi Honoo (1968) is an artist born in the romantic city of Venice, Italy. She is known above all for her magnificent work with digital photography and her excellent selection of photo manipulations. Photoshop Her love for the visual came to her as a child when she watched drawings and movies, but her real influences […]

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 […]

Jeff Faerber Painting Based on the Mysterious Outsider Art of Henry Darger

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This work the American artist Jeff Faerber made in 2015 was based on the works of the secretive self-taught artist Henry Darger (1892-1973), and part of a group show that a friend curated. Jeff Faerber: “So basically I incorporated images of Darger’s work as the small figures and flowers near the bottom, and then added butterfly wings and […]

The Horrific Violent Imagery of the BDSM Illustrator Joseph Farrel (61 Pics)

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In an interview the provocative film director Bruno Dumont once explained about his work that “The landscape is a reflection of the inner life. Since I can’t shoot the inner life, all I can shoot is the exterior but I know that when I’m filming outside, I’m filming inside. I can only really touch the […]

46 Seductive Models of Fetish Photographer Gilles Berquet

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Gilles Berquet (born 1956) is a French photographer whose works are influenced by surrealists Clovis Trouille and Georges Bataille, and also by photographer Pierre Molinier. The fetishistic nature of Berquet’s photographs also makes them similar to the sado-erotic constructures of Hans Bellmer. On Molinier’s Influence Gilles Berquet lives and works in Clamart. Although, he studied […]

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