Erotica

Pop Art x Erotic Surrealism with John Wesley

October 08, 2014


Born in 1928 in New York, artist John Wesley received his BFA from UCLA in 1950. Wesley's minimal range of colors and cartoon-like line work led him to be placed in the pop-art category in the 1960s. This series of works focuses on his subject's range of fleshy tones, again keeping a simple color palate of complimentary blue and yellow backgrounds. We found a great description of Wesley as a Pop Artist and Erotic Surrealist. We can go with that. 

Wesley's works were somewhat provocative for the time, exploring sexuality within and outside of the traditional marriage.