Artist Uses Lovers as Living Paintbrushes

Alexander Esguerra,  a New York-based artist, has invented the perfect recipe for love and art to go hand in hand. The couples who participate in his sessions not only get to make love, they also get to take a great souvenir home – a piece of art born from their sensual ‘act’.

Esguerra invites couples to cover themselves in non-toxic, water based paint and then ‘do as they please’ on a canvas on the floor. At the end of the love-making session, what results is a wonderful painting for the world to admire. It’s just like making babies I guess, equally messy, but without any diapers to be changed later. The concept has caught on pretty well, and is turning out to be quite popular. So much, that he’s actually converted it to a business called ‘Love and Paint’. The art packages are provided at luxury hotels, starting at $2,500. There have been fifty couple participants so far.

Photo: Alexander Esguerra/LoveAndPaint.com

30-year-old Esguerra says that he first got the idea for Love and Paint after a night’s sexual encounter. When he woke up in the morning, his room was a beautiful mess. He then decided to “artistically capture those moments through the act of sex that our bodies interacted and affected the space around us without bringing in that whole played-out porn spiel.” The sessions he organizes are private. “I tell them to take the paint, lay on top of the canvas and pour it on each other. Look into your partners eyes and make love as you normally would.” He also advises couples not to make it all about the paint, or take the session too seriously.

Photo: Alexander Esguerra/LoveAndPaint.com

The paintings that have resulted are pretty much colorful blotches of paint on canvas, but I must say that they certainly have taken on a beauty of their own.

Photo: Alexander Esguerra/LoveAndPaint.com

Photo: Alexander Esguerra/LoveAndPaint.com

via New York Daily News


   

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