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Final Fantasy VII - Tifa Lockhart by KiraHokuten Final Fantasy VII - Tifa Lockhart :iconkirahokuten:KiraHokuten 3,178 169 Chinese Zodiac.:Snake:. by sakimichan Chinese Zodiac.:Snake:. :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 14,063 338 Red lights by snatti89 Red lights :iconsnatti89:snatti89 3,468 47 Black Frost 2 by Stephvanrijn Black Frost 2 :iconstephvanrijn:Stephvanrijn 440 22 Black Frost 1 by Stephvanrijn Black Frost 1 :iconstephvanrijn:Stephvanrijn 612 40 Conformity by tsukiko-kiyomidzu Conformity :icontsukiko-kiyomidzu:tsukiko-kiyomidzu 474 66 50 shades of lace 2 by Stephvanrijn 50 shades of lace 2 :iconstephvanrijn:Stephvanrijn 1,085 55 IDemandEuphoria Ref by Banzchan IDemandEuphoria Ref :iconbanzchan:Banzchan 803 42 Indifference by tsukiko-kiyomidzu Indifference :icontsukiko-kiyomidzu:tsukiko-kiyomidzu 663 67 Urban Jungle by yuumei Urban Jungle :iconyuumei:yuumei 11,553 159 Dark lips and curves by Stephvanrijn Dark lips and curves :iconstephvanrijn:Stephvanrijn 735 50 Cut myself on Angel Hair and babys breath. by Saltnatured Cut myself on Angel Hair and babys breath. :iconsaltnatured:Saltnatured 6 4 Plaid and curves by Stephvanrijn
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by the window 2 by Stephvanrijn by the window 2 :iconstephvanrijn:Stephvanrijn 616 35 Curves and glasses by Stephvanrijn
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When the Wind Rises by yuumei When the Wind Rises :iconyuumei:yuumei 11,420 191


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Life and death, love and sex, the boundaries, the contrasts. Lust hate despair loss.  A need to be fulfilled.

Spend time thinking about what my 'art' actually is, was and should be.  What am I, what do I have to express? What is the core element that screams for expression?

Ultimately, I cannot speak for the me of my youth, whom was interested in shapes and spaces, in lines and edges.  That's still there, but it's taken a back seat to what I am now.  Aware of time lost, and a need to catch up.  A desperate fire begins to burn.

Where am I now?

Life and death, love and sex, the boundaries, the contrasts. Lust hate despair loss.  A need to be fulfilled.

These drive me.  Life, love, lust, loss, sex and sexuality.  The blurring of one person into another, the need to be accepted so completely.  An acceptance that I have rarely felt, that I seek sometimes too eagerly.

I am primal, I am sex, I am death.  I am expressing this.

Koons beat me to it, of course.

What can I do against a name like that?  Well, hopefully not be quite so narcissistic. Look up what you can of his 'Made In Heaven' series.  Draw your own conclusions...  but...  I need to think on this.

Narcissism. The ego, the artist as art. Therein lies a major pitfall.  Can an ego withstand that?

Perhaps my issue with made in heaven stem from the fact that it is all so staged, so obviously just porn with the artist as the star.  Not the way forward, either as a reflection of self or sex.  If you're going to make sex the focal point of the work, then it has to be new, different, natural.  Not staged like a bad 80's pop/porn video. (to be fair, it was the eighties, but still...)

I am: Grunge. Gothic. Punk. Unsubtle. Sexual. Afraid. Primal. Thanatophobe. Needle phobic. Depressed. Repressed. Suicidal. Atheist. Honest.

"The Artist As Pornographer"  Or maybe the artist as someone struggling to overcome his preconceived ideas of how shameful sex and sexuality are, and needing to express his full feelings on the matter?

So, how is this important to the wider world?  Are there others caught like me, struggling with all the shame and self doubt?

Or is this just another fragile ego flailing?

Either way, I feel I can do this better then, certainly less vainly, less clichéd and less soft focus pornographically than Jeff Koons.  

Next step: How?


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Ben Pirrie
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
-Only Human- The art of Ben Pirrie

Borderline outsider artist, abstract certainly. Figurative when I want to be, always expressive, pretentious and firm believer in the fact that as an artist everything I do is art.

If you want to get a handle on what informs my art and where my influences lie, I suggest you look up Mark Rothko, Wassily Kandinsky, Francis Bacon, Peter Howson and Taro Yamamoto.

For my illustrative influences, my recommendations are E.J. Su, Geoff Senior, Nick Roche, Sal Buscema and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.

Unless otherwise noted all these works are for sale, and commissions are negotiable.



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TigaLioness Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave. It's an honour.