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One of the things I miss about Tumblr is the art produced by queer artists. When I was in Tumblr (it seems it was ages ago now) I used to follow the most incredible artists. Artists that expressed queer desire without any restriction. It was refreshing to see a representation of the sex I was having (or wanted to have) and it was a joy to see how they flourished.


Then I think it was Yahoo that bought Tumblr and they decided to scrub it clean of anything erotica, in order to be able to bring more people in and sell more products. It's the Facebook model, darling: take anything that people use, make it appear like it's free and exploit it to death. It didn't work. Now Tumblr is a shell of what it used to be. And they deserve it.


Many, many of those queer artists moved then to Instagram, another platform that allowed visual media to flourish to an extent and set shop there. Is not without problems, mind you. It's owned by Facebook, the monster that will eat the planet. Even though when you open it now it says it's from 'Meta', after the scandal they had where it was revealed Facebook sells your data, promotes white supremacists and basically helped the revitalization of hatred around the world. Just another day in corporate America.


But let's go back to the subject that brings me here today. I want to direct your attention to @OURFELLOWMORTALS, a visual artist who creates fantastic visions of love and lust that feel like you can almost touch them. The first time I saw one of his drawings, I could not stop gawking, so I decided he'd be the first artist I'd feature in this blog thingy here.


So here you have it: a small sample of the art produced by Jonathan Hemelberg, the person behind the name. I find his art to be incredibly sensual and visually stunning. I've been thinking about actually getting one of his t-shirts or stickers.  

@OURFELLOWMORTALS
@OURFELLOWMORTALS

What I'd really want, though, would be to commission a full-size piece of art for my house. But that'll have to wait until I have some extra money. Meanwhile, I stalk him on Instagram (if you have an Insta account or a Facebook account, make sure you follow him, it's worth it) and I am forever fascinated by his art. 


So go ahead. enjoy. And if you're like me, make one of his images your phone wallpaper. I'm sure it'll spark more than one conversation. And who knows, if you follow him on Instagram, you could be able to commission something and then you'll be able to show it to all of us. 

XOXO




P.S. this next one was shared with me privately, because Instagram, being the bastard child of Facebook, is corroded with the same desire for expansion and greed that homogenization brings and it does not allow nudity. This, I think, is the essence of @OURFELLOWMORTALS’ sensuality:



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  1. never looked at tumblr

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    1. Oh, Dave.
      Of course you didn't . But do you look at homoerotic art? That's the question...

      XOXO

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  2. I agree -- very sensual and appealing art. When tumblrgeddon happened, a lot of artists switched to showcasing their NSFW on Twitter, where nudity is still allowed. Try checking out some of your fave artists there!

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    1. Soooo sensual! He taps into some kind of tactile image of what sex is.
      and Tumblrgeddon is my word of the day.
      Twitter is cool (I get my porn there!) but it does not have the visual punch that Insta has for artists, sadly...

      XOXO

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  3. It smacks of censorship, and any kind of censorship is wrong. You don't wanna see those "things" don't look at them because, know this, one day something you like will be deemed inappropriate and scrubbed from the internet.

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    1. It's all about capitalism and corporations. I hate it.
      Facebook is the devil.

      XOXO

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  4. Woah...I think I may need to take a deep breath. And I will definitely follow him on Insta

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    1. Same! LOL
      And I totally recommend his Insta!

      XOXO

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  5. That is some beautiful work. The art within the art is fantastic. Well worth a follow.

    XOXO 👨🏼‍❤️‍💋‍👨🏽

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    1. Totally.
      The details! And I love, love, love the color palette.

      XOXO

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  6. I miss tumblr, too... though it was a deeply flawed platform. These images are very Aztec, very tribal, very well done. I see the attraction. Tumblr's decision to ban nudity and sexual content was their death knell. Have a lovely weekend. Having an off day. Kizzes.

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    1. It WAS deeply flawed but it was a safe haven for queer people and queer artists.
      They fucked it up.
      And you totally get it! The Aztec inspo is totally obvious and it's a great homage.
      Tumblr killed itself.

      XOXO

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