Gonza Banegas, otherwise known as Yeehaaw (note: [ˈyē-ˌhȯ ] used to express exuberant delight or excitement) is an Argentinian erotic artist based in Paris. Whether using pastel or ink, his colourful artworks are a truly are a delightful indulgence in sexuality, the stark imagery evoking both a bold shamelessness and a delicate vulnerability.

Could you introduce yourself and what you do?

My name is Gonza Banegas and I’m an artist currently living in Paris. I create erotic themed works using pastel and red ink on paper.

 

Introducing erotic artist: Gonza Banegas
Gonza Banegas.

 

What was your journey into this world?

I studied Fine Arts in Argentina and began to exhibit my work there for the first time.  One of the main reasons I moved to Paris was to further evolve my artist practice and technique in drawing. By finding an art collective in the city, it was easy to begin integrating myself into the European art scene.

Introducing erotic artist: Gonza Banegas
Gonza Banegas.

 

Do you have a mission with your art?

My mission is about addressing the urge to celebrate the beauty of the human form along with sensuality and intimacy. I want to address and disarm taboos so the viewers can have a space to embrace their desires through art. 

 

Introducing erotic artist: Gonza Banegas
Gonza Banegas.

How would you describe your approach to what you do in a nutshell?

Intimacy is the major foundation of my art. When I think about what it means to me, the word “Yeehaw”comes to mind.  It’s a fun yet loaded expression of excitement and delight that I feel fits the theme of my work.

 

 

Can you present 3 drawings of yours?

I selected these drawings because we can sense the self-confidence and character of each model. The viewer can almost feel it through the paper with each line and contour. I don’t believe we should have shame when experiencing erotic art. We should find comfort in these works and confidence within ourselves.

 

Introducing erotic artist: Gonza Banegas
Gonza Banegas.

 

Introducing erotic artist: Gonza Banegas
Gonza Banegas.

 

Introducing erotic artist: Gonza Banegas
Gonza Banegas.

 

What services do you provide on Sensuali?

I found Sensuali through a fellow artist and friend Armando Cabba and it instantly caught my eye. Finding digital spaces to share my work without being censored has proven to be more difficult with social media’s strict rules.

My services include custom drawings and paintings along with existing pieces from my collection. All forms of intimacy and sexuality are beautiful and worth being depicted in art. 

 

Introducing erotic artist: Gonza Banegas
Gonza Banegas.

 

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How do you feel about censorship in the art world?

I personally feel the effects of censorship all the time. It feels impossible for artists to share their art on social media without modifications to avoid account deletion or suppression. Why is erotic art erased when there are for worse posts that promote violence and hate? It’s difficult to find logic in the algorithm as a creator.

Outside of the digital world, censorship is present by how individuals react to my work. Potential collectors and galleries will express they aren’t open to my work once they see it due to the subject matter and assume I’m a certain type of way because it’s considered too taboo for them. Applying to exhibitions is difficult because the gallery may impose a strict non nudity or not want anything that goes against neutral or conservative leaning themes.

On the other hand I do think these old ways of thinking are changing for the better and slowly opening up the art scene to more freedoms and visibility when it comes to erotic art.

Introducing erotic artist: Gonza Banegas
Gonza Banegas.

 

Do you think about an audience when you draw?

The audience doesn’t come to mind when I draw.

I enjoy the feeling of letting myself go as I work in the studio creating an intimate experience between my art and myself.

Having thoughts of the viewer constantly would distract me from listening to my gut as I create.

 

Introducing erotic artist: Gonza Banegas
Gonza Banegas.

 

What do you think about the current erotic art scene?

There’s so much out there in all aspects such as style and influences. In Paris it’s a little bit more difficult to find a community because it feels very closed off. Artists are evaluated on success rather than ideas and creativity to be even considered. That’s a main reason why it is always the same few artists in constant rotation in the erotic art scene. Even that I think this is changing over time and is taking a better direction.

 

What are your goals for the future with your drawing?

Create, exhibit, meet new and exciting people, live purely off my work, and repeat.

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Iso is a writer and filmmaker based in East London. She is passionate about all things erotic and leads a sexy, shame-free life in hope that she can inspire others to do the same. Originally from a Northern seaside town, she is naturally drawn to the best things in life: candyfloss, trashy karaoke bars and heart-shaped sunglasses.


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