Illustrators of erotic art have a sizable net of followers. Italy in particular produces loads of talented artists within this genre, and one Italian artist, Frida Castelli stands out in a particular way. Her illustrations not only visually demonstrate feminine eroticism, but also convey a passionate love story that she describes as both poignant and melancholic.
Here a look to her illustrations
Instagram, like other means of media communication, has massive potential for allowing artists to position themselves on the web and to engage the public with their art. It’s about navigating on a platform that’s already saturated with content of many kinds. It’s not enough to just have interesting content if you are unable to handle keeping up with your profile and the community, of course. I’m not saying that we have to base our lives solely on planned strategies, but obviously, some changes in social media behavior can lead us towards better exposure as artists. When I published my first painting on Instagram (about one year ago), I was acting in a messy and instinctive way. As my profile garnered more attention, I felt like I had to reorder my publications to more clearly deliver my personal message. I wanted to show respect towards the people who read what I write, as well as to those who buy my work. It’s like when you host guests at your place, you know you need to always offer them a dish of pasta and a glass of wine to make them feel welcome.
In my paintings, I talk about my long-distance love story. I am expressing my emotions and my desires.
They are both representations of a memory. In the case of the octopus I took my inspiration from the shokushu goukan, a Japanese erotic style that shows women having sexual relations with tentacle-limbed creatures.
I can’t give it a definition. It’s a feeling that evolves so quickly that if you fence it off with words you risk not being able to recognize it anymore when you go out for a breath of fresh air.
No, never. I do feel, instead, a deep melancholy, because I am describing a moment that already happened and I am left with feeling empty for not knowing when it will happen again.
The insights that are released by Instagram say that the percentage is 50/50.
In the next few months I am planning some exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and South America, and I am working on my third illustration book.
We send our gratitude to Frida Castelli for sharing with us the inspiration behind her art. Visit her website at www.fridacastelli.com and be sure to follow her on Instagram @fridacastelli .