Robert's work will be exhibited in Austin, TX from March 28th until April 17th as part of the Pornsaints gallery show. Robert will be showing his latest original drawing (a "Pornsaint" portrait of Darenzia), along with his photography, drawings, and video works.church.pornsaints.org/austin-w…
@ Birdhouse Gallery, 1304 E. Cesar Chavez Austin, TX (USA).
Start: Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 6:00pm
End: Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 6:00pm
Painting, drawing, mixed-media photography and film works by Naomi Arton, B-9, Francesco D' Isa, Jeff Faerber, Katelan Foisy, Michael Forbes, Aunia Kahn, Zoe Lacchei, Steven Leyba, Danny Malbeouf, Robert Morris, Van Rijn, Natalie Shau, Ellen Stagg, Pamela Tait, Andrew Tong, Nathalie Winans and Kris Wlodarski.
Artworks are based upon the idea that porn stars may be "sanctified" by their performances. Pornsaints is an artistic approach to porn, a pornographic approach to art, a pornoartistic approach to religion.
The Porn Church is the art side of porn and the porn side of art. It's a porn-art community, a new wave from internet's gutters, raising to consecrate underground stars. Art needs something naughty, porn need something classy, and here we are.
As D'Isa wrote in his essay "Pornsaints - a brief essay about pornography and transcendence", the definition of a Pornsaint is inspired by many religious concepts and beliefs. It's closer to Mystic and Oriental definitions (Taoism most of all) more than Christian. If God is the most unreachable concept, the saint, being closer to God, renounces human features and identity. A cool separation from the world, like an extreme behavior, is one way to overstep humanity. "...the pornsaint dwells in the house of the saints, but got there traveling a different way, and came in knocking at another door."
We are the Porn Church and we make the Porn Culture. Everything classy is welcome at pornsaints.org - vulgarity included.
Company/organisation info: Founded by the artist Francesco D'Isa in early 2007, Pornsaints is based in Italy, and made up of artists from around the world working in an array of mediums ranging from digital video to oil and canvas. Porn stars featured in Pornsaints pieces have included Madison Young, Kylie Ireland, Stoya, Sasha Grey, Kimberly Kane, Charlotte Stokely and Katsuni.
To learn more about our philosophical background, I invite you to read the Pornsaints essay here. To see our artworks and more, please go to www.pornsaints.org