As may be obvious, I'm focusing on contemporary erotica of the very kinky kind today, and have selected artists whose names were unknown or barely familiar to me - but whose work immediately made a big impression. Admittedly, it's because they all work in the BDSM genre, some of them devoting most if not all their creative energies to translating their fantasies and personal experiences into works of art.
Researching my second choice for today's show, Japanese artist Namio Harukawa, I was bemused to realize that, well, there's a kind of SAMENESS to his work, no? While all artists have favored subjects, it's the rare artist who seems to be drawing more or less the same fantasy over and over. And over and over. And over. Again.
In Harukawa's case, that would the fantasy of a helpless, insignificant male smothered and degraded by giantesses who squat on his face. Although he does venture into other types of SM play (golden showers, bondage, pony-play, smoking fetish, Amazons, uniforms), the structure is always the same: a little man being completely ERASED by monumentally voluptuous, coldly amused vixens. My goodness. I aimed for variety (just LOVE the one of the high heel), but still ended up with a whole lotta Lady-Ass-Eats-Little-Man images. Wow. This guy is strange. He is to devouring female asses what R. Crumb was to gigantic legs. He's HOT!