Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper
Sex On Paper

My paintings are not explicit, but I always try to embed a hint of perversion in my commonplace subjects. I admire these artists for their willingness to let their guard down and share their inner freak. These works playfully reflect some of the many complications of human sexuality: fantasy, twisted obsession, unbridled lust, sweet vulnerability, and of course, the simple beauty of a physical connection.



Mathew Cerletty (American, b. 1980) is an artist who lives and works in New York. He is represented by Office Baroque, Brussels, with whom he will have a solo presentation at FIAC, Paris, in October.

Images:
John Wesley, Woman on Top, 1996 Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Hans Schärer, Untitled, 1974, Courtesy of Galerie Anton Meier, Geneva
Evgenij Kozlov, Untitled (The Leningrad Album, No 237B), 1973, Collection Kozlov & Fobo, Berlin
Alphachanneling, Fellow Being Radiated by Babe's Orgasm, 2015, Courtesy of the artist
Ebecho Muslimova, Fatebe's First Orgy, 2012, Courtesy of the artist and Room East, New York
Betty Tompkins, Photo Drawing #3, 2012, Courtesy of the artist and GAVLAK, Los Angeles
Thomas Bayrle, Feuer im Weizen (­Sexmappe), 1970, Courtesy of­ the artist and Air de Paris, Paris
John Currin, Maid of Honour, 1995, © the artist, Courtesy of­ Sadie Coles HQ, London
E’wao Kagoshima, Untitled, 1978, Courtesy of the artist and Algus Greenspon, New York
Tom of Finland, Dunked, 1968, Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles 
Trevor Shimizu, Happy Farting, 2014, Courtesy of the artist
Anita Steckel, New York Landscape 6 (Black Cock Canon), c. 1970-1972, Courtesy of The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York
Emily Mae Smith, Guns VS Tongues, 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Laurel Gitlen, New York
David Rappeneau, Untitled (2014), Courtesy of the artist and Queer Thoughts, New York
Renate Bertlmann, 5 Wurmer (5 Worms), 1973 Courtesy of the artist and Richard Saltoun Gallery, London
John Altoon, Untitled (F-29), 1967, Courtesy of the Estate of John Altoon and The Box, Los Angeles. Photo credit/ Fredrik Nilsen 
Paul Cadmus, Nude Study
Jonah Koppel, Untitled, 2013, Courtesy of the artist and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York 
Lee Lozano, No title (I got my blow job thru the n.y. times), 1962, Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth, Zurich/London/New York
Dorothy Iannone, An Explosive Interlude, 1979, Courtesy of the artist and Air de Paris, Paris
Christian Schad, Liebende Knaben, 1929, Courtesy of Museen der Stadt Aschaffenburg