I like to define my art as eromantic work
I like to define my art as eromantic work, in the sense that eroticism is just an indispensable aspect of my love story, but it’s not all there. There is a world, a subtext behind every design, a secret story that helps me not forget the perfect feeling of being in the right place in the world.
How did the response to your Instagram change over time?
I published the first drawings in April 2016 to keep them in order. I never paid too much attention to the growth of the fan base or the viral power of certain images, but at one point I realized that what I thought was just my space became a space for everyone. This thing has changed my approach slightly, and I began to care more about the page’s appearance, but more for the respect for visitors than out of self-respect. With a more cautious organization, I got the storytelling of my relationship.
Is there anything you do to get around their community guidelines?
I do everything so that those who visit my profile can feel comfortable. I do not talk about sex as an excitement and voyeuristic performance, but as a moment of pure and sweet intimacy. That’s why sometimes I cover the nipples with graphics, even though it makes me smile that someone can think that a drawing of a small pink circle is obscene.
What do you think makes for good erotica?
It should definitely be sincere and should come from the heart and be mindful. I don’t support tasteless erotic art or plagiarism — both are very common in this genre. Also, it should promote only consensual sex. There is a very thin line, but nobody should cross it.
What inspires your work?
Considering I make erotic art, I’m inspired by Kink.com movies and base many of my paintings on them. Also, I’m inspired by Brecht Evens and his use of color and his visual language. Lorenzo Mattotti is quite an inspiration too — figures, color, body shapes.
How’d you start on Instagram?
I started in March 2017, when I was greatly fed up by my final major project in university, and I instantly got quite a lot of positive responses — 100 to 200 likes on those first drawings. I also asked a few art pages on Instagram to repost my works, and some of them agreed to do it for free. That’s how first one to two thousand followers came. After that, people just followed me naturally
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