The Lovers

the lovers32″ x 40″, Acrylic on paper, 2006

This was inspired by Picasso`s painting “Figures by the sea”. A painting with another sexual theme, distorted and deformed madness. It`s titled “The Lovers” but it ain`t even romantic at all, it`s more monsterous. Personally I could never fit love and sex together, in my mind they are totally opposite. I even asked my closest friends “How do you make sex out to be love, or love out be sex, because in my mind they don`t fit together? They gave me there answers but I still couldn`t see it the way they saw it, perhaps I am wired a little different, being a sexual independant individual sounds rather lonely to me. – Riel Benn