26. April 2011
The Dream of the Octorocks Wife
Super Utamaro Bros.
I have always been fascinated with Japanese erotica and how that contrasts with our more prudish (or at least repressed) Western cultural outlook on sex and eroticism. And obviously video game graphics are a big influence on my work so that was the logical pop culture lens with which to view this contrast.
The first one is an homage to arguably the most famous artist and example of the Shunga genre, Hokusai’s The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife, which could also be the considered the origin of the “tentacle erotica” genre. The second is a tribute to Underwater Assault by the artist Utamaro.
(by Jude Buffum)