by lead sexpert – kai
In part one, I explored Fefo an artist and designer from Barcelona. In this article, I chat with Hajime Yamamoto about his work. Hajime is an artist from Japan.
I feature in Yamamotos next book Les Garcons Des Fleur, which translates to English as ‘the boys of flowers’. I connected with Hajime because he’s work is a deliberate attempt at breaking down the negative aspects that male nudity and genitals are confronted with in social media. The title of Hajimes work Les Garcons Des Fleur reflects the use of flowers he always superimposes on his subject’s body. The flowers are a definite hallmark of Hajime’s work. Flowers are synergistic to natural phenomena of the men he draws.
Working with Hajime gave me a personal sense of apotheosis. Hajime works from photos that are sent from men all over the world. I was not averse to sharing my body and cock with Hajime. There was a sense of erotic liberation when I did this. The act became an expression of my embodied state. I felt free. Something I only ever get to experience when I am sunbathing nude on a beach. Who would of thought being drawn or painted by Hajime could give me the same sense of freedom.
I asked Hajime what he enjoys about his work. Connecting with people from around the world is meaningful to him. Cultural revelations about the men he draws often come about. He often finds himself fascinated with the way his subjects express themselves. Such work is highly rewarding. He tells me “I do this for the reasons; that I want men to be comfortable about their bodies too. I want them to know that everybody is special in our own way, no matter what our skin colour, or body size or even cock size”. Hajime’s artistic apparatuses include ‘sumi’ which is Japanese traditional ink stick, or pencil to create his work. Crisp and clean lines with such augmenting detail are all but obvious in his productions. You can see such detail here.
Fefo and Hajime are both unique and revolutionary. They share a common theme. The culmination of human genitalia in a variety of artistic discourse. This social art movement is allowing us to have conversations that may have previously never taken place. It helps us explore and become mindful about genitalia as a norm, without a sense of detachment. That is, genitals should be seen. Art creates respectful dialogue that can feel safe without a sense of taboo and shame that continues to hover around the negative aspects of genitalia. It enables us to be set free from media, societal and government censorship.
Why not check out – art and social genitalia – part one – Fefo.