I’ve always had a soft spot for Toshio Saeki’s pieces.
You might even say he inspired me to take up my artistic side again.
Below you’ll find some of his pieces and a link to an exhibition some of his art is in…
Japan’s master of eroguro art Toshio Saeki takes traditional Japanese folk tales and ghost stories to a whole new level in his dark artwork. Violence and eroticism mix with school girls and bondage to create an unnerving effect in his nightmarish works.
Toshio Saeki is truly a master of ero guro art… you won’t find a wikipedia entry for Toshio Saeki nor is it easy at all to find his work. It’s even more difficult to purchase it.
You can occasionally find Toshio Saeki’s work for sale here: http://www.akatako.net/catalog/japanese-artists/toshio-saeki…
You better move fast, most everything is already sold and whenever they get something new it sells very quickly.
What is ero guro?
Ero guro nansensu, frequently shortened to ero guro or just guro, (エログロero-guro?) is a literary and artistic movement originating c. 1930 in Japan. Ero guro puts its focus on eroticism, sexual corruption and decadence. While ero guro is a specific movement, many of its components can be found throughout Japanese history and culture.
The term itself is an example of wasei-eigo, a Japanese combination of English words or abbreviated words: ero from “ero(tic)”, guro from “gro(tesque)”, and nansensu from “nonsense”. In actuality the “grotesqueness” implied in the term refers to things that are malformed, unnatural, or horrific. Items that are pornographic and bloody are not necessarily ero guro, and ero guro is not necessarily pornographic or bloody. The term is often used incorrectly by western audiences to mean “gore“—depictions of horror, blood, and guts.
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