• Robert Lostutter

    Phyllis Kind Gallery

    Robert Lostutter’s birdmen are voluptuary creatures produced by a wondrous metamorphosis of the human into an eroticized ornithological world. Always tense and alert, his figures sport exotic plumages that advertise sexual availability. This decidedly hothouse esthetic infuses Lostutter’s depiction of a world in which the appearance of things reflects an obsession with the sexuality lurking beneath the surface: leaves start to ripple with labial rhythms, and tight buds of flowers take on penile erectness only to burst open like little paeans to sexual desire.

    Lostutter’s use of a visionary and

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