Saturday, December 19, 2015

Art And Sex The New Book From C.L. Hause Guaranteed To Heat Up Your Holiday




C.L. Hause, illustrator of the best-selling series “Walking With Spirits - Native American Myths, Legends, And Folklore Volumes 1-6” and “The Native American Story Book - Stories Of The American Indians For Children Volumes 1-3” returns with “Art And Sex – An Exploration Of Gay Erotica.” Light Of The Moon Publishing has released this new book in glossy black and white print. Filled with erotic imagery, this book is destined to be a coffee table favorite.

Art And Sex” is a sexually charged collection of charcoal and litho pencil figure drawings of the male nude by award winning artist and illustrator C.L. Hause (Winner Of The Johnny Hart Memorial Award “BC” Comics).

While the female nude has long played a conspicuous role in western iconography, the male nude has not always enjoyed such adoration. Until now! This collection provides an exploration of the male nude in settings such as gay bondage, leather and erotica. This large scale (10 x 8) coffee table book features works inspired by some of the great names in art such as Tom Of Finland artist Touko Laaksonen, Robert Maplethorpe, Herbert List, George Platt Lynes and Nancy Grossman.

While the images in “Art And Sex” are sure to get your heart racing; there is also a collection of sexual and sometimes funny quotations by a number of notable celebrities, artists and historical figures, such as: Lily Tomlin, Woody Allen, Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Leonardo Di Vinci, Ayn Rand and many more.

“Expressive, smart, and sexy, C.L. Hause’ “Art And Sex” brings erotic art images out of the closet and into the light of day.” Matthew Trent from OutLoud Magazine

For information on the art of C.L. Hause visit his web sites at http://clhauseart.wix.com/home

To visit the sales page for Amazon.com click the link on the side column.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

OutLoud Exclusive Interview With Award Winning, Openly Gay Artist C.L.Hause About Art, Sex And His New Book

C.L. Hause
Hello, C.L.. My first question for you is this: In your new book, you incorporated quotes from well-known authors and celebrities such as Lily Tomlin, Woody Allen, Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Leonardo Di Vinci, and Ayn Rand. Why?
Hello and thank you for asking me to do this interview. First, these are people that I have the utmost respect for. They weren’t afraid to talk about sex or the male genitals. Second, the quotes that I used are citations that I either found humorous or resonated me. 

So someone like Nancy Grossman is clearly an influence. Who else?
Yes Nancy Grossman is a very strong influence of mine, but I have many others as well. To name a few: Tom of Finland, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Herbert List, George Platt Lynes, & Joe Oppedisano. They have influenced my work from the layout of the image to the lighting angles & techniques. I am grateful to them all.

Where did the inspiration for Art And Sex come from?  Tell us what inspires your dirty fantasies. 
The inspiration came from life and experiences. I find such beauty in the male form, and in the act of sex. There is something that is so pure and natural about it. This idea of masculine male flesh entwined in an embrace, the smell of the sex and leather, the heat generated by the act until the body can’t control itself and it has to have release.

Tell us a little about your background. Where did you study art?
I was raised in a very religious Christian household, where that idea of GAY was a sin. Ever since I was a kid I knew I wanted to be an artist, but there wasn’t any encouragement because of “the lack of money”. It wasn’t until I came out and started to be exposed more to the gay community that I saw the freedom that I could have with this artistic expression.

I am a graduate of Binghamton University, and I am currently enrolled in a Master of Fine Arts program in New York City.

Speaking of what our community should stand for, what message does your work send to today’s gay teenage boys?
I want them to know of the freedom that one can have, and that there is no reason that you should ever be ashamed of your body. If you’ve got it flaunt it.


Were you a big comic book and/or cartoon lover as a kid? If so, what were some of your favorites?
Yes I was (not surprising, right?). Aquaman, with his swimmers build, and Batman, with his masculine build and cocky attitude, were my two favorites.

When you were younger, your work was discouraged by your extremely religious family.  I believe they were very unsupportive of you.  Tell the readers how that affected you and did it make you more determined.
When you’re a child and you’re told that what you want is wrong it does leave some psychological scares. I got to the point that I didn’t want a religion to dictate how I should live my life, in a box, as it were. It did make me more determined to learn what I could about art and prove that it could be done.

What do you love most about being an artist?
The freedom of expression. Being an artist there is no limit to what we have to do. We don’t need to fit into a box of what the world expects of us.

What inspires you to create?
With this style of art, it is often inspired by sexual experiences, and by a few deep fantasies.

Does being gay influence your artwork?
That is a big yes. I don’t think the male figure or the sexual aspect would be so prominent in my work if I wasn’t.

For you what is the boundary between art and pornography, and where do you locate your work?
To me there is no boundary. Art can be pornographic, or pornography can be artistic. I feel that my art falls into this area, some may consider it pornography, and some may see the art.

Which of the styles of art is your favorite to create and why?
I like to work with charcoal, and create these highly detailed images. The time, detail, sweat, & tears that go into these pieces are what make them a challenge, and it is that challenge that I find rewarding.

Do you see anything of yourself in your drawings?
Most definitely! I see my memories, my desires, and my future.

When you’re working on something new, how does it start and what sort of steps do you go through?
I often get the idea of an image in head. Then I sketch out the understructure of the drawing while using either a model or a photograph. Then I build up the layers, starting with the lightest gray and slowly build up to the darkest black in the image. Finally, at the end I will come back with a white pastel and brighten the spots that are highlighted.

Is there a particular piece of work, image or character you feel most proud of or have an emotional attachment to?
The piece that I am most proud of is the “Mr. Colt”. It is my homage to the porn star Samuel Colt. I think he is so god-damn sexy, and this was my little way of showing him respect.

What is in your current playlist for when you’re working?
It is all over the place ranging from: Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliot to Miss Fame and Adore Delano. Most often I like to have music with a rhythm & beat, because it helps create a pace for me to work.

So we talked about your current work. But what should we expect from you next?
I want to continue on this path of pushing the boundaries between art & porn. My goal is to create some life-size figure pieces.

Art And Sex is available on Amazon.com and can be reached by clicking here or on the side column of this page.  For more information visit the web page of C.L. Hause or read the earlier article about this book.

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Art And Sex The New Book From C.L. Hause Guaranteed To Heat Up Your Holiday




C.L. Hause, illustrator of the best-selling series “Walking With Spirits - Native American Myths, Legends, And Folklore Volumes 1-6” and “The Native American Story Book - Stories Of The American Indians For Children Volumes 1-3” returns with “Art And Sex – An Exploration Of Gay Erotica.” Light Of The Moon Publishing has released this new book in glossy black and white print. Filled with erotic imagery, this book is destined to be a coffee table favorite.

Art And Sex” is a sexually charged collection of charcoal and litho pencil figure drawings of the male nude by award winning artist and illustrator C.L. Hause (Winner Of The Johnny Hart Memorial Award “BC” Comics).

While the female nude has long played a conspicuous role in western iconography, the male nude has not always enjoyed such adoration. Until now! This collection provides an exploration of the male nude in settings such as gay bondage, leather and erotica. This large scale (10 x 8) coffee table book features works inspired by some of the great names in art such as Tom Of Finland artist Touko Laaksonen, Robert Maplethorpe, Herbert List, George Platt Lynes and Nancy Grossman.

While the images in “Art And Sex” are sure to get your heart racing; there is also a collection of sexual and sometimes funny quotations by a number of notable celebrities, artists and historical figures, such as: Lily Tomlin, Woody Allen, Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Leonardo Di Vinci, Ayn Rand and many more.

“Expressive, smart, and sexy, C.L. Hause’ “Art And Sex” brings erotic art images out of the closet and into the light of day.” Matthew Trent from OutLoud Magazine

For information on the art of C.L. Hause visit his web sites at http://clhauseart.wix.com/home

To visit the sales page for Amazon.com click the link on the side column.

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