Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Toshio Saeki (佐伯俊男)

Title: 血迷蝙蝠
Silkscreen, 235×350mm

Title: 妖閨 弐

Title: 妖怪女孕坊
Silkscreen, 340×245mm

Title: 霊恋
Silkscreen, 235×350mm

Toshio Saeki is Japan's master of erotic illustration.

Toshio Saeki (佐伯俊男), the godfather of Japanese erotica is a Japanese artist and mangaka born in 1945, and famous for his paintings and drawing focusing on erotica, violence, and perversion. He has published numerous books and had gallery shows around the world. It has been suggested that his highly original erotic creations have been influential on some of Japan’s most well known contemporary artists including Aida Makoto and Takashi Murakami.

Saeki’s paintings often feature men and women as well as demons, animals, corpses, and other creatures in various erotic or violent settings. His work has received warnings from the Japanese government, though it has never been officially banned. His works are collected avidly by erotic art fans in Japan, America, France, and other parts of the world. Saeki has said that he enjoys using his art to shock people and he doesn’t really involve himself in the extreme activity of his best known works. For decades, he has been hailed as a psychosexual dream weaver who traverses all taboos with oozing, bloody scenes of insatiable carnality. Think of Saeki’s work as a gaping, red maw consuming all women and men, salivating over their bodies and licking them into a sexual frenzy before swallowing them whole. Japanese schoolgirls in uniforms, elderly matrons with wrinkled skin, attractive young women in kimonos and the occasional horny businessman or samurai, are all are sucked into Saeki’s imaginary world.

Sexual incontinence is Saeki’s overriding theme. In collections of his drawings such as “Chimushi I & II” and “Toshio Saeki: The Early Works” (both published in Japan by Treville Co.), he has navigated the outer limits of sexual obsession with a monomaniacal intensity. In France, his monographs have sold more than 20,000 copies. And Last Gasp, Saeki’s distributor in the United States, has difficulty keeping his books in stock. “Chimushi,” a two-volume set issued in the mid-1990s, completely sold out its first run here and is now a collector’s item.
Author: Stephen Lemons

Source: Toshio Saeki, Toshio Saeki Interview

1 comment:

fahd said...

Hi, which book of his are these images from?