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Craig Davies for Art-Sheep

Looking for Mr Goodsex is a series by Brooklyn-based painter Alexandra Rubinstein, that explores the female sexuality and the way it can be expressed.

Her paintings look like details of sex scenes, taken from an illustrated erotic novel or an adult movie. Capturing the orgasmic moments of these women Rubinstein’s work is sensual but kitsch, provocative but humorous. The women’s extravagant styling reminds one of 80s porn movies, since the artist’s inspiration came from vintage porn films like “Deep Throat”. As Rubinstein states on her website, “While the styling and acting portray a romanticized version of reality, the faces suggest more honest emotions like vulnerability and withdrawal – left up for interpretation of the viewer. The series evolved into stills of male faces, as well as kissing stills.”

These works focus on important issues like feminism and female objectification, with the women being their own object of desire. Even thought at first these images look kind of cheesy, the sexual act here becomes tender and enjoyable with the subjects being intimate for their own pleasure, ignoring the voyeristic eye of the viewer.

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