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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bob Maidel

Bob Maidel

I am a self-taught artist, 56 years old, and have been a part of the gay community since 1975. I have been creating homoerotic work for well over 35 years... it is the type of work that I have preferred to create. Using multiple styles and mediums from pen and ink to mixed media illustration, I bring a unique look to the masculine gay world around us. Though my home is currently in Las Vegas, I lived in the Great Lakes region for most of my life.

My first one man show was in 1999 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This was a showing of white charcoal drawings of Old Guard leather men on black paper. I've always found the emergence of a person or model coming out of darkness to be very erotic. It was critically well received and sold well.

From 2000-2004 I was privileged to be selected to have several line drawings included in the Bear Icons art exhibitions with about 20 other gay bear-identified artists under the curatorship of Les Wright, author of Bear History Book and Bear History Book II. The piece titled "Jeffery" is included in the book's center artwork section. During these four years, the artwork was also shown in New York City, Washington DC, and Provincetown.
In 2007, I completed a major project reinterpreting and redesigning the tarot deck aimed at the masculine gay man. Originally intended to take two years, it turned into a nine year project. During that time, I learned new tools to assist in my vision for all of the cards, which enabled me to create the actual vision I had for the cards. The cards illustrate different fetishes and attitudes of being a masculine gay man, so included are images of bears, leather men, inked men, bondage, tops, bottoms, chubby, pierced, and inked. Two of the cards illustrated are seen in these samples of my work.

In July 2009, I re-launched my blank greeting card line... reworking older designs with a new fresh look, as well as creating some new ones. The card line also has new designs that have never been offered before now. I have added new designs now into 2010, including some whimsical images as well as more detailed leather images.
All of my works, unless already sold, are available for sale; some original, some copies. Contact me through the website, www.primaldad.com or directly at artbear43@gmail.com to get details on pricing.



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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Bound in ink

Bound in Ink

Bound In Ink is a collection of work that captures the stories of experiences, life, love, and loss. 100% Beef Magazine described Bound In Ink as being “Reminiscent at first glance, of one of those fantastic Frank Miller graphic novels. Filled with dreamlike scenarios featuring naked, hairy masculine hunks, doing all sorts of beautifully twisted things, involving pain, pleasure, and the pursuit of happiness.” Some viewers have described Bound In Ink as “Delightfully twisted and deviant.” While other have said Bound In Ink is “Sharp, sexy, and visceral.” JrBears drawings allow us to peer into the artist’s secret desires and invites us to examine our own. JrBears work has been featured all along the east coast. He has also has a piece archived at the Leather Archives Museum in Chicago. This year Bound In Ink is going to be featured in an anthology book entitled Hair: Hairy Men In Gay Art published by Bruno Gmunder.