Ion Birch

USA / °1971
Pleasure, playfulness, power and profundity are all present in Ion Birch’s graphite drawings. While his bacchanalian images raise compelling questions, his brilliance lies in never letting them distract from the carnal delight that his works depict and inspire. Indeed, the key to Birch’s art’s impact is that he doesn’t take sex too seriously; just seriously enough. As Woody Allen said, “I don’t know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.”

Notable exhibitions include Contemporary Erotic Drawing, Diverseworks, Houston, TX; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (publication); Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, National Academy of Art, New York, NY; and Sex Drive, Haverford College, Haverford, PA & Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA.
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Tobias Boonstoppel


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