elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Kenya Shimizu: Homoerotic Fantasies

Kenya Shimizu was born in Fukui Prefecture in Japan, 1976. He devoted himself early on to mastering the techniques of his art. His homo-erotic fantasies (pen and ink) – very much in the Japanese erotic tradition – are brilliant compositions executed with panache and great skill. His paintings on gold and silver leaf, are masterpieces of watercolour workmanship; His watercolours of modern Japan – reveal and portray the present-day homo-erotic fantasies of the ‘salarymen’ and students of today’s Japan.

"Eye of the Samurai" Watercolour on gold leaf painting by Kenya Shimizu

''Tiger Tattoo'' Watercolour on gold leaf painting by Kenya Shimizu

"Seductive Samurai" Watercolour on gold leaf painting by Kenya Shimizu

"Sunset Lovers" watercolour painting by Kenya Shimizu

"Secrets of the Salaryman No. 5 - Aroma" Watercolour painting by Kenya Shimizu

"Secrets of the Salaryman No 3 - Playtime" by Kenya Shimizu

"Secrets of the Salaryman No. 6 - Office Dream" Watercolour painting by Kenya Shimizu

"Secrets of the Salaryman No. 1 - 69" Watercolour by Kenya Shimizu

"Winter Love" Watercolour by Kenya Shimizu

Art from Japan has always had a special significance in the West. Superb technique, traditional stylization, and wonderful naturalism that comes from acute observation, have always captivated connoisseurs. Japan’s long history of erotic art has also been of great interest. Within recent years, one of the leading Japanese practitioners of homo-erotic painting – Sadao Hasegawa – sadly died. Now a worthy successor has come onto the scene.

Kenya Shimizu possesses superb technical ability; his pen and ink drawings are masterpieces of the traditional formalized style; and, in his watercolours, his acute observation creates striking images. Kenya’s work is published in mainstream Japanese gay magazines.


More Artists at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Art

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