If you are looking for a way to express your love, turn to art. A New York-based artist has been inviting amorous couples to make creative magic on his canvas by covering themselves in paint and letting their impulses get the better of them. Alexander Esguerra leaves the couples in a completely private setting - no Andy Warhol-style voyeurism here - with low-lighting, candles and even a heated canvas.
Regardless of race, gender, culture, or sexual identity, sex is the great equalizer - the common source of birth, pleasure and union. While each sexual encounter is truly inimitable, the experience itself is inherently universal. We are all equal when it comes to the act of love. These expressions of passion and adoration can only exist in one singular moment, never to be exactly replicated or fully relived. They cover themselves in non-toxic, water-based paint and set up the canvas on a floor covered in plastic.
ArtistHailing from a lineage of designers and fine artists, Alexander Esguerra has had a gift for the arts since a young age. Esguerra has nurtured his creative talents in a dynamic career in graphic, fashion, illustration, interior, and product design. In his most recent pursuit, Love & Paint, Esguerra has expanded his artistic endeavor to the realm of experiential art. Alex was born in the Central Coast of California and subsequently raised in New York. At 18-years-old he enlisted in the United States Air Force, Alex began his education at the Product Design department at Parsons the New School for Design.
He graduated amongst the top of his class and received several awards for his senior thesis designs. At the moment, Esguerra is immersed in his new venture, Love & Paint. Through this endeavor, he aims to destabilize preconceived prejudices and taboos surrounding sexuality. In the future life of the project, Esguerra hopes to explore other mediums - museum shows, a documentary, and even a book. He plans to take his work internationally, inviting couples from all over the world to take part in the Love & Paint experience. In doing so, he wishes to illuminate the notion that, regardless of our race, gender, culture, or sexual identity, sex is the great equalizer - the common source of birth, pleasure and union.