For those who missed it the first time around, the Sensual Seduction exhibition is having a second coming.
Unveiling the masterpieces of the Guild of Erotic Artists there’ll be plenty on show, including fantasy art, digitally created computer art and pin-up art based around ‘50s rock n’ roll.
“There’s a lot of nudes, glamour photography, pin-up art, nothing explicit,” says the Guild’s co-founder Colin Ballard. Of the 120 artists in the guild, fifteen will display their work in this exhibition. Now in its eleventh year, the Guild of Erotic Artists was created to encourage and promote new and emerging artists who were massively under-represented and struggling – particularly in the current economic climate. “We used to have studios but had to close them, but all galleries are struggling in general at the moment,” Colin says.
Finding galleries to house the erotic exhibitions can be quite difficult, he admits. “As soon as a lot of galleries see nudes they go one way or the other,” Colin says. Even other artists are sometimes very conservative when it comes to erotica, but the squeamish need not be nervous, he adds, insisting Sensual Seduction is tasteful not smutty, artistic not pornographic. “There’s nothing offensive and we specify that on our website.”
Sensual seduction is at The Gallery on the Corner, 155 Battersea Park Road, SW8 4BU, from March 18-24. Admission: free. Phone: 07968 648 112. www.thegalleryonthecorner.com