Nov 18 - Dec 20, 2008
Large format oil paintings by Spike
In 2003, the Cyberotic series started from a drawing inspired by Spike’s mother which he titled sex on the brain. In this drawing, the grey matter of the brain is comprised of intertwined bodies. This drawing inspired Spike to think of the mental gymnastics that occur in the brain during sex. In creating Cyberotic, Spike explored virtual eroticism with pencil on vellum sketching a man in various poses surrounded by machine parts. Next, he photograped a friend posing in various sexual positions. The lighting was enhanced with color gels to contrast and highlight the shadows and lines, creating intense dynamic images. After completing the color studies he was ready to interpret these images in paint on canvas.