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DROOL x Slimesunday Release Limited Edition "Jesus Is Watching" Art Prints

“I convinced myself I was going to hell at age nine… So, throughout my career as an artist, I tend to poke fun at religion as a way of dealing with that trauma.”

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DROOL x Slimesunday Release Limited Edition "Jesus Is Watching" Art Prints

“I convinced myself I was going to hell at age nine… So, throughout my career as an artist, I tend to poke fun at religion as a way of dealing with that trauma.”

Online destination for contemporary art, DROOL, partners with viral sex-positive collage artist Slimesunday.

Known for pushing boundaries, Slimesunday’s latest partnership reveals a striking limited edition print, titled “Jesus Is Watching.” The piece, meant to represent the all-seeing “eye in the sky,” the exclusive press release revealed, adds a more playful and seductive note, to what once traumatized the artist.

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In the exclusive press release, Slimesunday delves into the emotions behind this piece:

“People often ask me why I focus on religion. There’s a reason for this, and it’s rooted in my childhood. Not to be a downer, but when I was 10 years old, I convinced myself I was going to hell. This marked the beginning of my OCD, and it honestly destroyed my younger years. Most normal kids would brush something like this off, but for me, it became an obsession. Every negative thought or action was subject to a watchful eye in the sky. I convinced myself that the only way to be okay was to pray continuously. It took me a while to grow out of that obsession, but when I did, I realized how dangerous religious ideologies can be. I create art that approaches taboo topics. Is it because of my childhood? Maybe, but I often want people to become more comfortable with the controversial.”

Whereas some would be concerned about sparking controversy by pairing a femme body with iconography of Jesus, Slimesunday’s “Jesus Is Watching” is a mode of healing. In an exclusive interview with Hypebae, he elaborated on the “torture” of “religious ideologies”: “I convinced myself I was going to hell at age nine… So, throughout my career as an artist, I tend to poke fun at religion as a way of dealing with that trauma.”

More simply put, “Society wants to control what we can and cannot see, and I’m just trying to let people make decisions for themselves.”

Shop the limited edition art print on August 21.

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