Restraint

$395.00

  • From a limited edition of 5 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
  • Image: 27×18 inches/69×46 cm
  • Paper: 29×20 inches/74×51 cm

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Description

A female figure crouches submissively, her wrists cuffed to the corresponding ankle. A restrained enthusiasm is embodied in this bondage art. Her untamed hair seems to defy gravity as she vivaciously tosses her head back. Her back is gently and enticingly arched.

Soft shadows fall over her smooth form. Her pale skin and the bright, airy pink background contrast her dark hair. The outline of her curved back seems to melt into the expanse of negative space surrounding her.

Her pose embodies a primal, carefree sensuality. She juxtaposes vulnerability and liberty by being simultaneously bound and expressing herself. Her face hidden, she does not acknowledge the viewer, nor does she aim to please us; her focus is on herself.

This is an unapologetic celebration of the sensuality of the female form, crafted with an aesthetic that embodies the spirit of passion by embracing line, shape, and pattern. The composition explores both the psyche and the physical, speaking to the longstanding relationship between creativity and sensuality. It examines not only the nature of the viewer’s desires, but those of the subject. This image seeks to captivate rather than shock; nuance is employed to keep the emphasis on beauty rather than extremes in taste.

Erotic art has the challenge of presenting the sensual in an aesthetic context. Erotic photography and bondage art cover a range of styles that can include transgressive art. This one is both playful and thoughtful. Although suggestive, the pose is anything but explicit: her erogenous zones are mostly covered, with the addition of some leather and metal to hint at the taboo. The erotic content of this image is more intellectual than visual. This allows the viewer to complete the meaning in their imagination more elegantly than could be rendered on paper by a more explicit image.