Namio Harukawa (春川 ナミオ) 1947’de Osaka’da doğdu. Gerçekçi femdom erotika çizimleri ile tanınan Japon sanatçı binlerce kendine has çizim üretti. Harukawa’nın çizimlerinin karakteristiği koca memeli, şehvetli kadınlar, geniş ve yuvarlak kalçalar, ufak tefek erkekleri aşağılayıp domine eden kalın bacaklara sahip dominatriks tipler oldu. Hem tipik Asyalı hem de Avrupalı kadınları resmetti. Bu kadınlar uzaklara bakan bakışlarıyla sigara tüttürüp, çay içen gündelik işlerle ilgilenen figürlerdi. En çok kullandığı temalar, kadınlara yapılan oral seks, surata oturma gibi feminen dominasyonun yanında kalçaların ve göğüslerin sıkıştırılması, bağlanma, tasma takma, kırbaçlama, işeme ve dışkılama oldu. Yüze oturma ve oral seks sahnelerinin çoğunda ağız genital organlarla tamamen kapatılır ve vücutsal atık işlemlerinin köleye tam olarak uygulanmasına imkan verilir. Harukawa’nın resimlerinde erkek bir eşya gibi kullanılan bir objeden başka bir şey değildir. Kocasının gözü önünde ilişkiye girme de sanatçının bolca kullandığı temalardandır.
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Namio Harukawa (春川ナミオ) Harukawa Namio, was a pseudonymous Japanese fetish artist best known for his works depicting female domination (femdom), with erotic asphyxiation through facesitting appearing as a frequent subject of his art.
Harukawa was born in 1947 in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. As a high school student he contributed artwork to Kitan Club, a post-war pulp magazine that published sadomasochistic artwork and prose. He developed a career as a fetish artist in the 1960s and 1970s, taking the pen name “Namio Harukawa”: formed from an anagram of “Naomi”, a reference to Jun’ichirō Tanizaki‘s novel of the same name, and actress Masumi Harukawa. Though he worked in pornographic magazines for the majority of his career, his work received wider recognition and critical acclaim beginning in the 2000s. His art has earned praise from Oniroku Dan, Shūji Terayama, and Madonna, and favorable comparisons to works by Robert Crumb.
His artwork typically features women with large breasts, hips, legs, and buttocks dominating and humiliating smaller men, typically through facesitting or other forms of sexualized smothering. Bondage and human furniture are depicted frequently in his art.
Kyonyū Katsuai, a two-volume book of Harukawa’s works, has been published in Japan. Two volumes of works by Harukawa have been published by French publishing house United Dead Artists : Callipyge in 2009, the first book of works by Harukawa published outside of Japan, and Maxi Cula in 2012. Works by Harukawa were exhibited at the Museum of Eroticism in Paris in 2013, his first solo exhibition outside of Japan. The exhibition featured 71 works by Harukawa, 59 of which were from his Garden of Domina series. The Incredible Femdom Art of Namio Harukawa, an anthology of Harukawa‘s works, was published by Kawade Shobō Shinsha in 2019.
Harukawa died on April 24, 2020. His death was confirmed in a blog post by Yuko Kitagawa, the owner of a video production company who was a longtime associate of Harukawa‘s.
Rest in peace big master…