KAMA SUTRA (Denmark, 2020)

© photo series by jm babonneau | www.babonneau.com

Signed & numbered (n/10 per 2 sizes) limited edition pigment art prints : 20 x 30 cm (incl. margin) and 30 x 45 cm (incl. margin) on Hahnemühle archival paper 350 gsm, framed in natural wood frames under glass (type of glass chosen by you)Price discount via direct artist sale.

Price tags: Archival print in 20 x 30 cm (incl. white margin) in wood frame (with standard glass): 995,- Dkr // 135,- Euros // 157,- US$ (+ shipping). Archival print in 30 x 45 cm (incl. white margin) in wood frame (with standard glass): 1595,- Dkr // 215,- Euros // 252,- US$ (+ shipping). Prints can also be acquired without frames and sent in protective cylinders. A discount can be offered when several works are acquired together in one purchase. Posters with 9, 12, 16, 20 or 24 images can be ordered – price on demand.

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NOTE OF INTENTION (under development)

The Kama Sutra series of artworks was made in Copenhagen, Denmark, in October 2020. The ancient Indian Sanskrit text on sexuality, eroticism and emotional fulfillment in life was my first inspiration. Although the Kama Sutra, attributed to Vātsyāyana, “is neither exclusively nor predominantly a sex manual on sex positions, but written as a guide to the art of living well, the nature of love, finding a life partner, maintaining one’s love life, and other aspects pertaining to pleasure-oriented faculties of human life”, I have crossed the old classic reference with the pop’ish monochrom bodysuits used in the Zentai fetishism from Tokyo, Japan. These lycra full bodysuits somehow neutralize age, gender and surface beauty. Almost anybody could identify with the anonymous lovers. The stereotypical male-blue and female-pink suit colors were consciously used as a start in the new series, which could be followed by other image variations with less typical gender color attributions. Nevertheless the pedestrian traffic lights featuring the small green and the red human shapes to signal safe road-crossing only exist in a dichotomy of distinct colors, like the mammal’s two different genital types. Our two lovers become these anonymous human shapes demonstrating different sexual positions, without actually having sex (there is no penetration). The images clearly reference the mainstream heterosexuality, without excluding other types of sexuality. The Zentai fetichism in itself is an alternative sexual practise.