Dirty Love: Hyperrealist artist explores intimate relationships at home
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In search of pristine beauty, the American hyperrealist artist Reuben Negron explores the shameful and eternally interesting themes of nudity and sex.
Ruben Negron is an artist who now lives in Asheville, North Carolina. He created a series of paintings called Dirty Dirty Love ("Dirty dirty Love") and explains his idea like this:
Each picture reflects real meetings, revealing the delicate naturalness of sex, which is very different from the sensational mood in the display of relationships in most media.
All models are volunteers. Each of them has their own reason for taking part in the project, but they all wanted to share their intimacy with other people.
Work on a painting begins with a one-on-one conversation with a model or models. In the course of communication, the artist studies what makes these people the way they are.
From that moment on, Negron gets used to the role of a documentarian, silently observing the behavior of his characters.
The result is plots that represent a privileged and polished view of how ordinary people live when they think that no one sees them.
Ruben Negron is a contemporary American artist, born in 1979, in Orlando, Florida. In 2000, he graduated from the Center for Art and Culture at the Institute of American Universities in Aks an Provence, France, in 2001 received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland College of Art, Baltimore, and in 2004 received a master's degree from the School of Visual Arts, New York.