Steven Lee Matz
The Naked Truth
Exploring The Female Form With Gus Romero IV
Truth be told, I've always had mixed feelings about drawing and posting nudes. I know many famous artists have paid tribute to the female anatomy in their own way for centuries as love and sex often serve as a muse for creativity. The beauty of a woman has an intoxicating affect on the senses and has served as subject matter for artists and musicians throughout history. Whether you are considering "Birth Of Venus" by Boticelli, the beautiful pin-up work of Olivia de Berardinis or may other countless artists who have felt compelled to render their own interpretation of the female form, there is no denying the influence that sexuality plays in creativity. It's always been a touchy subject for me because while I myself like many before me have definitely been inspired by the beauty that is woman, I never wanted to alienate anyone with my own interpretations. It has always been my hope that when I do share a nude, that I do it in a way that pays tribute to, rather than insults the integrity of women. Here are a few of my own contributions to the subject. I pray you receive them well. Enjoy. - Gus
A great specter is looming over the art world: the specter of Inter|Sekt. For far too long we have watched the artists of our generation turned into a disposable commodity, bought and sold by the galleries, stifled in their expression by the tastes of the art consultants who purchase pieces on behalf of financially minded clients who want a "solid investment".
They have been amalgamated into schools, said schools are a device of gallerists and art historians to divide and conquer the creatives and free thinkers.
For we live in a nation which thinks itself to be free yet is not, they expect the same of their artists.
Our culture has been raped and plundered by the upper echelon, picked apart and sold by the same greed mongers who claim to be it's patrons. The tool which has most effectively stunted the growth of modern American art in particular is the clever indoctrination of this idea of schools to not only the art student but anyone whom even reads a brief survey of the history of art sees that it is broken up into these categorized schools; the philosophies of these various sects creates conflict, division, and ultimately destruction of the morale and submission to the established order. Thus rendering the creative spirit confused and useless.
This helps curb the rebellious spirit of the average citizen outside of the art world in other spheres of society.
Art history is a lie and galleries are dens of thieves!
Inter|Sekt is not destroying the schools or the galleries, we are simply showing you they were never real, at least not in a world outside of that constructed by academics to sell text books to art students.
The reign of the gallerists and art consultants is over when you want it to be.
From the ashes of the indoctrinated schools of every form of art shall arise The New World Creative.
-Steven Lee Matz-
The inter|sekt manifesto