Eroticism is close to life, closer than philosophy or anything like that, its an animal thing that has many facets and is pleasing to use, as you would use a tube of paint.
A long time ago I was told to draw and paint what I enjoy. So here I am, heeding that advice, and have been illustrating it ever since!
What it is I enjoy drawing and painting is a whimsical mixture of pin-up, erotica, and celebrity caricatures, which as a result of growing up in the era of the tabloid press and celebrity sex and scandal, capriciously leans towards pop culture, lending an inexhaustible supply of topically salacious, and often humorous inspiration for illustration which I find very appealing.
I should perhaps add that I enjoy teasing out the cultural hypocrisy—especially with regards erotica aka porn, treated with disdain while simultaneously obsessed by it or its like—that seemingly expresses itself more clearly than anywhere else in reaction to our highly sexualised pop culture—or rather, the chiding reaction of many to it while shutting door on their own skeletons in cultures dressing area cupboard.
But all said, I don’t take it too seriously and neither should you—it is what it is, nothing more, nothing less, rather like the pop culture satirised that gets many so indignantly steamed, which, if nothing else gives those who think you should be talking about “serious matters” instead something to talk about and lambaste while not talking about such “serious matters” or even things they actually like and is just good copy to give me something to draw and paint, which takes us back to where we started.
I hope you enjoy your visit and will return again soon.