What Have You Done Genki-Genki? #3
Spit it out
I’m continuing my ongoing internal and external debate about the absolutely disturbing Japanese bug and sea creature fetish porn known as Genki-Genki. Daikichi Amano, the proud purveyor of some of the most disturbing and perversely beautiful images ever put to print and video has always maintained that he is NOT an artist. That Genki-Genki is straight up porn. I take some issue with this. I personally categorize porn as something arousing, that you can use for masturbatory material. I don’t believe this is really porn. I can’t wrap my mind around the idea of someone physically getting off on this stuff. Honestly, I keep returning to this because I can’t wrap my mind around the images themselves. His ability to mix beauty with grotesque and profane with sensual is clearly art. I think. These images were from a gallery event Amano did in Germany. Clearly someone convinced him that he needs to rethink how he categorizes himself.
Visit his site, only if you are really ready to go there.
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Photo courtesy of http://genki-genki.com