Watercolor, acrylic with airbrush and oil on paper.
Painted surface 65 x 95 cm (25.59 x 37.4 in ) in a format of 70 x 100 cm (27.56 x 39.37 in)
Year of realization 2016
Signed on the bottom right of the piece.
Illustration made for the Dark Rooom series. And published inside the author's book "Projects 1 Goddesses", page 43.
Women have no problem objectifying the bodies they desire. But every woman knows what it's like to be that object, to be reduced to a flat vehicle for someone else's fantasies instead of a person with sexual agency. We don't have an even playing field, and given the opportunity to express desire, whether for one's own body or someone else's, women perhaps have an easier time remembering what it's like to be the object.
Maybe someday we'll get to a point where all depictions of sexuality are this complex, with bodies on display for arousal or introspection, but not for ownership.
Elle – Jaya Saxena
In Japan, artists have created erotic art for thousands of years, but nothing competes against the creative explosion of erotic images created during the Edo period (1603-1868). From inexpensive brothel guide books which explicitly pictured the pleasures awaiting paying customers to the most elegant images of courtesans, Japanese prints from this period celebrated the unbridled pursuit of pleasure that defined Japan’s new and flourishing urban centers. In the city of Edo, now Tokyo, the “floating world” of brothels and theatres were at the center of this new popular culture. Particularly, Edo’s licensed brothel district, the Yoshiwara, it was a place of real and imaginary debauchery. Untold sums of money exchanged hands on a nightly basis in this pleasure quarter and the thousands of beauties located behind its walls provided artistic inspiration to printmakers for over two hundred and fifty years.
Museum of Sex (New York)