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Arcing Toward Ecstasy: The Bold, Sensuous Art of Rubens LP [13 Images]

"Lollipop" (detail) by Rubens LP

“Lollipop” (detail) by Rubens LP

Art was a matter of destiny for the Brazilian illustrator Rubens Lopes Pires Júnior, who is better known as Rubens LP. “I had no other way to go, there was nothing else I could choose,” he tells Heavy Metal in our current issue (#285). “I was born into a family of art lovers. I’ve always been surrounded by it and I’ve always been stimulated by it. It’s just my nature at this point. I cannot see myself doing something different than art.”

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As for the subject matter, he jokingly admits he is a “pervert” (hey, aren’t we all…), then says a little more seriously: “The female body is naturally beautiful, so I do not have to work hard to create delicate and sensual shapes. Another reason is that I spend a lot of my time working. Nothing better than spending that time with beautiful bodies.”

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As a professional illustrator and digital artist, Rubens has supplied visuals for Microsoft, Nike, Absolut, Sony Ericsson, Coca-Cola, and MTV—nice work if you can get it. But it’s his trippy, sensual bursts of non-commercial creativity that we find fascinating and worth sharing here. If this sample piques your interest, follow Rubens on your social network of choice—you won’t be disappointed:

Instagram: @rubenslp
Facebook: @lprubens
Twitter: @rubenslp
…and his official site is rubenslp.com.br

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