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WHERE ARE THE ART NUDE GALLERIES???

DISCLAIMER: this is partly a rant and a cry for help!

So let’s begin…

My field is Art Nude, or erotic, glamour, I’m having a hard time finding the right label. And after strolling the internet (feeling like a pervert) I cannot find any Nude galleries! Have “we” become so fucking prude that “we” are so afraid to see art freely? I create beautiful art, that’s my aim, whether it’s using cameras or brushes (spray cans,…) I don’t consider my art to be disrespectful, rude nor shocking, though I find absolutely no fault in creating that way, from painting fucking puppies to pornographic art to portraits, it’s all got its place. So why is my art different to the great Michelangelo because it’s in a different era?

With time our understanding of ourselves and nature should benefit our maturing, not bind us. Since when most of the planet became massive wimps and we have to walk around on egg shells trying not to offend anyone? Well I say fuck that! Being a Frenchman living in Britain, I have the opportunity to “speak my mind” (as long as it doesn’t offend people from a different race (shit not allowed to call it race in France) or different gender (oh snap that is also derogatory toward people that consider that they don’t have a gender (like a table) and it is in no way shape or form going against the mainstream thinking route))) and I want to use this opportunity to work freely and not be viewed as a pervert for doing work that thus far has been perfectly accepted by the masses as beautiful art. But I digress. So, and I will finish my rant here and move on to the second part in a minute, Why is it so hard to find galleries that will show Art Nude photographs and paintings from artists such as myself that live in the present day? All I can find available to me are old paintings and photographs, anything new is viewed as insensitive and dirty. I wonder why Porn is so widely accepted and demoralise behind closed doors and Art Nude is viewed as shady in the public, these are the same people watching Porn and denigrating Art Nude.

And for the second part of this blog, I would like to ask anyone reading this, if they know of any galleries featuring Art Nude, Fetish, Glamour, Erotic photography and paintings. At this point I’m not picky, though I’m more interested in seeing beautiful Nudes rather than explicit porn pictures. I can travel to any location, so if you can recommend gallery shows from around the world in these Art subjects, I’m all ears you can email me at info@olivierroubieu.com

Thank you for your time in reading this, and I hope we all come to a better understanding of Art.

Regards,
Olivier.

Becky Holt streetart

I painted Becky Holt a couple of days ago in Waterloo, London. More as an exercise than a display of my work.

As I was tidying up my studio I found a really cool dark green spray can that is the perfect colour for black ink on white skin. So I thought, hey lets paint this picture of Becky that I’ve been wanting to paint. I knew this was going to be a mission, I didn’t realise how literally this was going to be. The temperature was around 0 and I had to stop every 5-10 minutes to warm up my cold fingers. Overall I’m very happy with the result even though they are a few mistakes in the tattoos, hopefully Becky will forgive me…

I will do this one again (or one of that series) onto paper and it will be available to purchase in my shop before the end of the month.

Olivier.

Chillin’ in Austria

When I was in Austria, I had a really fun shoot with K. (she prefers to remain anonymous)

This was her first shoot so she was a bit nervous at first but quickly got comfortable being photographed. We started with some portraits and with a traditional Austrian dress, then we did nude shots. The flat we shot at was so beautiful and full of light we were spoilt for choice when it came to angles. That being said, I wanted to keep the shoot quite short so she had a good time and it showed in the result.

More coming soon…