Two of my favorite things in this world are 1. art, and 2. sex. So it comes as no surprise that I was immediately drawn to to James Roper's drawings of dis-robing (dis-bikini-ing?) pornstars and colorful explosions. In his series Rapture, Roper obscures the over exposed breasts and faces of some of our favorite adult entertainers with wild explosions of color. Eliciting far more genuine feelings about sex than your average silicon-enhanced porn-grimace, Roper's drawings depict the kind of eruption we all hope our partners feel when we start to take off our clothes. And they look cool.
See Mr. Roper's car crashes, hot babes, and visual references to Baroque art on his website: http://www.jroper.co.uk/
Or go to the Culver City Art Walk next Saturday, May 30th, to see some of his work in person courtesy of LeBasse Projects