Rita Kim

The Floating World

Omakase: As You Like

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours

Inspired by Japanese Shunga, or erotic wood-block prints, the Superflat art movement, pornography, Art Nouveau and anime and manga, I explored certain fetishes, kinks and some aspects of sexuality that would be considered subservient and transgressive by the majority of society. These fetishes and kinks include bondage (BDSM), “Golden Showers”, etc. Where some pornography depicts its “subservient” subjects as unwilling, participating in acts without their consent and not having a good time overall, I want to subvert this trope in my “Floating World” series. I want to depict my subjects as embracing their wants, needs, whether it is in a relationship or consensually participating in these kinks and fetishes.




Block 2 Level E