Offensive Yet Beautiful NSFW Collages

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Offensive Yet Beautiful NSFW Collages

Making collages is an almost incredibly funny thing to do. You get a pile of magazines and newspapers together, a pair of scissors, and then begin to mix and match images to get some of the greatest colleges possible. One person who’s quite good at doing collages in Naro Pinosa. But what might surprise many about him, is that he never went to art school and never had the intent of becoming an artist.

And because of his lack of interest in this regard, his collages are surprisingly simple in their design. There’s no attempt at somehow blending the two images. They’re just stacked one on top of the other to create a totally different narrative there. And as you can also see in his collages, Pinosa has an affinity for both the human form and figure, as well as a somewhat filthy sense of humour. These two characteristics can be seen in most of his works.

And as you can imagine, his works sometimes border on NSFW. But by combining a classical image like a photo of an ancient Greek sculpture or a classical painting, with the images from today’s world, we oftentimes get a stark contrast between the old and the new in what seems to be a perfect combination.

In an interview for Beautiful Savage, Naro Pinosa talks a bit about how he went about his work.

Q: Your art background is all independent, yes? At what point did you realize you may have a visual talent?

A: I’ve always paid attention to detail—color, the combination of clothing and accessories … I guess it just comes naturally.

Q: And when did you make your first collage. What was it?

A: I started making collages a couple years ago. It was just a distraction, a way to kill time, like a cross word puzze or sudoku. I never really thought about it beyond that.

Q: You use a lot of funny homoerotic imagery, injecting it into nonsexual places. What’s that about?

A: It’s a combination things. The images or concepts are from disparate universes, but they are similar. The conventional is boring. And sex is fascinating.

Q: Are you poking fun specific ideas or establishments with your work? Like when you add really gay images to religious scenes?

A: Religious “imagenería” also has sex. Religion is probably the biggest lie and hypocrisy of all time. God, Allah, Muhammad … enough lies. Ourselves. The best religion is sexual.