As it’s Valentine’s Day - I thought we’d get hot under the covers with Helen Beard for this week’s Friday Inspiration. Beard is one my favourite erotic artists, who I discovered through the awesome gallery, Unit London.
Her paintings are a kaleidoscopic melting pot of sexual desire - as she transforms originally pornographic imagery into a polychromatic swirl of bodily shapes and forms. The resulting images are more fun and joyous than purely sexual for the purpose of arousal. Beard states that, 'they take back ownership of sexual imagery from the predominately male gaze.'
If I had to use three words to describe her work it would be - colourful, kinky and candid. What would be yours?
Happy Valentine's everyone!