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Despite the fact that I hold a contract with the globally renowned nude art magazine ”Met-Art”, I rarely contribute to them. However in November 2010 (following on from my 2007 cover), my second cover was published, this time entitled “Yangtze”. A search of my name via the Met-Art website will provide you more information and sample images from the two series in question.
Erotic art has a long and distinguished, if controversial, tradition in the history of modern art. Arguably, eroticism in art brings us closer to our humanity, yet there are few genres in the arts that have been as under-represented and unjustly maligned as expressions of what we, in all our rich diversity, find erotic.
Art Erotica is a new event in the London art calendar that will present a long- overdue, high-profile opportunity to exhibit for artists producing work in the erotic genre. Brought to you by the organizers of the Cork Street Open Exhibition – a respected international event, founded four years ago – Art Erotica will benefit a selected charity and will be juried, with submitted work carefully and rigorously chosen for exhibition by a panel drawn from leading figures in the UK art world.
The diverse Exhibition will span most mediums, including painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, drawing, mixed media construction and original prints by emerging and established artists from around the world. Photographs by American photographer James Armstrong, and drawings by internationally acclaimed artist Jamil Nasqh, will be shown for the first time.
In addition to spectacular visual art we are happy to present talks and public readings by a stellar line-up of art historians, critics, philosophers and actors, all focused on the erotic theme.
We invite you to join us in January to explore, discover and discuss Art Erotica. The full events programme can be downloaded HERE
Medium: Archival Pigment Print Photograph on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
Almost all of us at some stage in our lives are a “Prison of Love”, and this series of 14 artworks pays homage to that fact.
Produced in 2006. Hand-toned archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin (310 g/m2). Each artwork available in an edition of 5 (+2 a.p.). Artwork measures 60 cm (23.62″) x 40 cm (15.75″). Dry mounted and framed behind glass with pass-partout boarder. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.
Although I am best known for my figurative works, I retain a passion for landscape, abstract and architecture images. Fire in the Sky is a very good example of this passion, a burning sunset against a mysterious landscape, coupled to my now signature style of long exposures and resulting motion blur, giving mysterious illusions.
Fire in the Sky is a series of 9 artworks, produced in 2007. Each artwork is available in 5 editions, signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity. Archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin (310 g/m2), dry mounted and framed behind Plexiglas. Works measure 80cm x 60cm.
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″).
The Art of Love, is perhaps one of my most sexually explicit artwork series that I have ever produced. Interestingly, it is also one of the most popular. The objective of the series was to capture the most intimate of moments and to portray them visually in a truly sensual and emotional context, rendering the explicit sexual/pornographic aspects of the images secondary. I believe this series succeeds in this objective.
A series of 20 artworks, each available as an edition of 5. Cross-tone archival pigment prints, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag (308 g/m2), dry mounted, and framed behind glass to client’s specification. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity. Artworks measure 80 cm (31.50″) x 60 cm (23.62″).
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″).
A 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 mystery of a mask is age old, and this series of only 6 artworks is no exception, begging the questions of who, why and where. Produced in 2008, each available in 5 editions. Archival pigment prints on Bradford Rag Brilliant White (250 g/m2). Artworks measure 80 cm (31.50″) x 60 cm (23.60″). Dry mounted and framed behind glass to clients preference. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.