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Special Delivery

Special Delivery (B&W Editions)

Special Delivery (Colour Editions)

Special Delivery (Inversed Editions)

I am pleased to announce the immediate release of the artwork series “Special Delivery”, which was originally produced in 2009 and is now being made available as three independent series, with each image of each series being individually unique.  The theme of the series is self-evident, namely “naissance” and all it entails!

The three series in question are produced in black and white, colour and a special treatment negative version which I have termed “inversed”.  Each respective print is available as an edition of 5 (+2 a.p).  Print sizes vary according to the series.  Both black and white and colour editions are available in both 60cm x 40cm and 80cm x 60cm, whilst the inverted editions are 100cm on the longest edge.  Each are archival pigment prints, signed, numbered and dated verso and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

The three series in question are now listed chronologically (2009) on my official website and can be viewed via the following links:-

Black and White Editions

Colour Editions

Inverted Editions

Ethnicity

Ethnicity One ~ the series

Ethnicity One ~ the series

Ethnicity Two ~ the series

Ethnicity Three ~ the series

The artworks entitled “Ethnicity” have just been released in three series, entitled “Ethnicity One, Two and Three” respectively.  Each series had 24 works and each work is available as an edition of 5.  Each work is available in two sizes, specifically: 40cm x 60cm and 60cm x 80cm.  Regardless of size, each work will be strictly limited to an edition of 5 in total.  The works are black and white toned archival pigment prints on Hahnemuhle FineArt Baryta paper. Matted and framed to museum standard.

As the title suggests, “Ethnicity” is intended as a figurative study of ethnic origin and interaction (not to be confused with “race”).  An interesting comparison of the difference between “ethnicity” and “race” can be found via the webpage entitled “Ethnicity vs. Race”. The three artwork series can each be viewed via the respective links: Ethnicity One, Ethnicity Two and Ethnicity Three.

Propaganda ~ Inauguration and Exhibition at Taiwan Photo

On 4th October 2012 my artwork series “Propaganda” was inaugurated at the VIP preview of Taiwan Photo, staged in Taipei, Taiwan.  Photographs of the inauguration can be seen via this link and additional photographs of the Taiwan Photo Art Fair can be viewed via this link, both of which are albums shown on my official Facebook page.  The series consists of 12 artworks, each depicting a nude figure (6 female and 6 male), upon which propaganda posters of the period in question have been super-imposed.  Each figure is depicted against a representational back-ground of photographic/graphic origin.  Each artwork is available as an edition of 4. Measuring approximately 100cm on the longest edge (depending upon the artwork in question).  Specific details are shown on the image above.

The series is a unique way of presenting the influential imagery and messages used by the government to influence the thinking and mind-set  of the population of the People’s Republic of China during the respective periods.  A full explanation of the series in the form of PDF documents, can be found via these links: Propaganda (English) and Propaganda (Chinese).

Subsequent to Taiwan Photo, the artworks will exhibit be the subject of gallery exhibitions in Taiwan, and subsequently at public Museums in both Taiwan and Mainland China.  The series will also be exhibited at selective gallery venues in Singapore and Hong Kong.

The full series can be viewed in high-resolution HERE.

Nishikigoi

Nishikigoi

Nishikigoi

Nishikigoi

In the photos above, my artwork “Nishikigoi” can be seen hanging in the entrance lobby of Nan Gallery, Taipei. The first Western artist to exhibit at the gallery, which was one of the first in Taiwan, founded 30 years ago.  The work is currently with Der-Horng Gallery (http://www.derhorng.com/en/index.php), my representing gallery in Tainan.

The word koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning “carp”. It includes both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. What are known as koi in English are referred to more specifically as nishikigoi in Japan (literally meaning “brocaded carp”). In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means “affection” or “love”; koi are, therefore, symbols of love and friendship in Japan. An example of this can be seen in the short story by Mukoda Kuniko, “Koi-san”. The koi is also an often recurring symbol in Irezumi, the Japanese art of traditional tattooing.

The work in question is a photographic pigment print on hand-made cotton based fine-art paper. It comes from a series of four artworks, which are the first of new works produced under my Chinese name, with a specific focus on East Asia. It bears my official chop (seal) on the front lower right side and is signed, numbered and dated verso. Framed in wood behind plexiglas, and bordered in Chinese gold brocade, woven from 24 carat pure gold. The work is a limited edition of 3 (+1 a.p.), and measures 180cm x 125cm (framed size). The full series of four artworks can be viewed on my official website via this link.

Utopia

Utopia ~ the series

Utopia ~ the series

Utopia is a series of 16 artworks, produced in 2009.  In essence, they are images of a fantasy, the perfect world.  Imaginistic!  Each artwork is available in an edition of 4 (+2 a.p.).  Cross-tone archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 (g/m2).  Dry mounted and framed behind glass.  Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Artworks measure 60cm (23.62″) x 40cm (15.75″).

Available internationally via authorised representatives, the full series of 16 artworks can be viewed HERE. Please contact me for additional information and details of your nearest representative.

Shunga

Shunga ~ the series

Shunga ~ the series

Shunga is a Japanese term for erotic art.  Most shunga are a type of ukiyo-e, usually executed in woodblock print format.  While rare, there are extant erotic painted handscrolls which predate the Ukiyo-e movement.  Translated literally, the Japanese word shunga means picture of spring; “spring” is a common euphemism for sex.

The ukiyo-e movement as a whole sought to express an idealisation of contemporary urban life and appeal to the new chonin class.  Following the aesthetics of everyday life, Edo period shunga varied widely in its depictions of sexuality.  As a subset of ukiyo-e it was enjoyed by all social groups in the Edo period, despite being out of favour with the shogunate.  Almost all ukiyo-e artists made shunga at some point in their careers, and it did not detract from their prestige as artists.  Classifying shunga as a kind of medieval pornography can be misleading in this respect.

This photographic portrayal of Shunga is one of the very few photographic portrayals in existence.  The series consists of 26 artworks, each available as an edition of 4.  Printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo (290 g/m2), dry mounted and custom framed (Japanese themed) behind glass. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Artworks measure 120 cm (47.24″) x 90 cm (35.43″).

The full series of 26 artworks can be viewed HERE.  Available world-wide via selective representatives, please contact me for additional information.

For The Love of God

For The Love of God ~ the series

For The Love of God ~ the series

nun is a woman who has taken vows committing her to live a spiritual life.  She may be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent (courtesy of Wikipedia).

As the definition states, “a nun is also a women”, a female, with the same physical make-up of any other women. This series of works pays hommage to this fact, to the women within the closed domains of religious beliefs.

A series of 30 artworks, each available as an edition of 4 (+2 a.p.).  Archival pigment prints, printed on Arches Infinity Cold Press (225 g/m2).  Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Dry mounted and framed behind glass to client’s specification.  Artworks measure 120 cm (47.24″) x 90 cm (35.43″).

The full series of 30 artworks can be viewed HERE. Available world-wide via my representatives. Please contact me for additional information.

Yakuza ~ A Unique Photographic Novel

Yakuza ~ the novel

Yakuza ~ the novel

Yakuza ~ the novel

Yakuza

An Erotic Photo Novel

By Thomas Hodges and M.Christian

 

Yakuza is truly unique project about two people, a man and a woman, who, at first, felt torn between two worlds, but who come to understand – though their passion, their sexuality, the meeting of the their souls and spirits — that where they first saw conflict and isolation that there is actually a power in becoming the best of their separate worlds.

Alan is a man with the land of his birth, France, on one side and on the other his life as Yakuza, a member of Japanese organized crime.  Gaining the trust of a local family boss, his Yakuza Oyabun, he has risen through the ranks by his ruthlessness and his coolly calculating intelligence.  But no matter how high he rises within his crime family, his foreign birth will always keep him away from being truly accepted: Alan, no matter what he does or how well he does it, will always be the outsider.  That is, until he meets Natsuki, and he will understand that he is, and will always be, a part of something: the land of himself.

Natsuki is a woman caught in the strange domain where, on one side, she is Japanese, and so must be demure, polite, and most of all respectable, and on the other her own heated desires.  Her world was a one of simple colors, of a life mapped out and planned by the culture she was born into.  But then comes Alan, the exotic, the strange, the different, and she becomes enraptured by him and the colors running over his body in the form of his traditional Yakuza tattoos.  And with his colors, and his passion, will come for her a way to bridge her desires as well as her role in society.  With Alan will come a way for her to use him to paint her own unique canvas of life.

Yakuza, too, is a book that is also the best of both worlds: a project that straddles the visual and the literary, the photographic and the linguistic, the voyeuristic and the immersive.  Yakuza is a story, told with photographs – or a novel illustrated with images.

Created by famed photographic artist Thomas Hodges, and renown erotic author M.Christian, Yakuza is a beautiful, striking, and most of all, poignant work of sex, sensuality and passion.  Yes, Yakuza is explicit and erotic, but beyond the passion of its characters and its artist and writer, Yakuza is a work that does in its execution what its characters do within it: they show that despite differences, the gap between photographs and words, there is power and beauty in creating something with the strength of the two.

In Yakuza, Alan and Natsuki learn to be together, in their lives as well as their cultures, instead of apart — and so do Thomas Hodges and M.Christian demonstrate that the imagery of photography and the immersive nature of literature can also combine to create something special and truly memorable.

 

Thomas Hodges, a British national, currently residing in Italy, specializes in the art-nude and erotic-nude genres, but also produces a limited amount of work in abstract, architecture and landscape. Commercially, Thomas works in the Fashion and Beauty sectors, although this is progressively being replaced by his work in the movie industry, shooting film stills.

In 2006, Thomas founded the art movement “Imaginism”, primarily to encapsulate his own style of imagery. Regardless whether the image be that of the naked female form, an architectural monument, an urban or rural landscape of an unidentifiable abstraction, apply your imagination to see beyond what your eyes first behold!

More detailed information about Thomas Hodges can be read at Wikipedia.

His Official Website

His Commercial Website

 

M.Christian is – among many things – an acknowledged master of erotica with more than 300 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many, many other anthologies, magazines, and Web sites.

He is the editor of 25 anthologies including the Best S/M Erotica series, The Burning Pen, Guilty Pleasures, The Mammoth Book of Future Cops and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi) and Confessions, Garden of Perverse, and Amazons (with Sage Vivant) as well as many others.

He is the author of the collections Dirty Words, Speaking Parts, The Bachelor Machine, Licks & Promises, Filthy, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and Coming Together Presents M.Christian; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Brushes, and Painted Doll.

More detailed information about M.Christian can be read at Wikipedia

His Official Website

In support of the Charity “Connection for Abused Women and their Children”

CC Wang in support of "National No Panties Day"

As per my earlier post on the subject of “National No Panties Day”, you can find full details of how to sponsor CC Wang in aid of the Charity “Connection for Abused Women and Children”, via her own BLOG POST.

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY and THANK YOU!

Romantica

Romantica ~ the series

Romantica ~ the series

Romantica ~ the series

Romantica is perhaps one of my most acclaimed series of artworks, having been captured in 2006, the series has since exhibited internationally, has been widely published and highly acclaimed, including an Honourable Mention Award in the 2008 IPA-Lucie Awards.  This series of works is synonymous with all of the elements for which my work has become known.  A depiction of female sensuality at its best, alluring and erotic with strong undertones of mystery.

A series of 15 artworks, each of which is available in a limited edition of 5.  Of these 5 editions, one is available as a unique 1/1 (+ 1 a.p.) print on translucent Opaline, mounted and back-lit against an LED illuminated white-board, encased in an all aluminium frame (HERE), with the 4 (+2 a.p.) other editions each available as chromogenic prints, surface mounted behind 4 mm Plexiglas, with 3 mm dibond to the rear.  Print size measures 120 cm (47.24″) x 90 cm (35.43″).  Signed, numbered and dated verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The full series can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via my representatives, please contact me for additional information.