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For a day job, Taiwan-based artist Pigo Lin works as a professional watch designer. In his spare time, Lin indulges in another relatively traditional line of creativity—erotic art. With a Masters in Fine Arts from the National Taiwan Normal University, Lin creates a wide array of colorful and cartoonish soft erotica illustrations. Lin, who posts regularly on Instagram, imbues his work with a heavy dose of Pop surrealism in a style that seems like a mixture of anime and guro, the gore art of Japanese rebellion.
In Lin’s Private Jet, a female astronaut ejects jets of fluids from her breasts and vagina while floating in space. Lin also plays with the Pokémon franchise by picturing Pikachu with a human face blasting out of a young man’s pants.
This sexual humor also surfaces in Handjob, in which a giant female hand reaches down to pull a lever that stands in for the penis of a naked man lying on a bed. And in a piece titled, Shake your hands, be a friendly gesture, two smiling, pantless men stand beside each other with their hands behind their backs, and extend arms from where their genitalia should be.
“Erotica is an interesting topic to me,” Lin tells The Creators Project, saying that he originally decided to create erotic-themed illustrations back in 2015. He was inspired by Japanese comics, particularly the work of Japanese erotic art masters Toshio Saeki and Suemiro Maruo.
“I love women,” says Lin, who also says “I like sex” on his website. “I just use my erotic eyes to see my life. I use my works to show my desire. Actually, they are all pure and simple.”
“I think sex has different possibilities,” he adds. “Although I am bisexual; men's love is also interesting to me.”
Lin loves everything about sex, and his work isn’t simply about sexual autonomy and liberation, either: it's about sex in all its complexity. The illustrations are also a way for Lin to explore his sexual fantasies.
“I admit that these works are my desire,” he writes. “In fact, I want to do these things in reality.”
To create his work, Lin creates drafts in Adobe Photoshop. After confirming the drafts, he then uses various types of drawing ink on Saunders watercolor paper. Both curators and Instagram users are taking notice of the quality of the work.
Even though Lin’s erotic illustration career is a very recent development, Lin has shown his work at a number of exhibitions, including the pop-up exhibition EROTICAAA at The Lure, curated by Vanessa Xu of Brooklyn’s Cotton Candy Machine. Lin won’t say if he is collecting his works into a book of illustrated erotica, but he is selling original prints on his website.
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