Severus Heyn Makes Pop Art Drenched in Sex (Photos)
By Christopher Harrity
Bisexual artist Severus Heyn likes making slick art with subversive messages. Read more below.
As a self-taught queer artist, Severus Heyn’s ultimate goal is to show the vast diversity of the LGBT+ community while staying true to his passion: sex drenched in pop art. His vision is always a combination of cartoonish humor in the tradition of the Belgium comic style like Spirou and Fantasio, or Gaston, and pop art legends like David LaChapelle. Heyn sets out to create appealing advertisement-like illustrations which only on the second glance reveal a subversive message.
A common subject is the underdog. As a bisexual man, a sexuality often negated in society and the community, Heyn feels a close bond withother groups even more marginalized. He uses his art to challenge the standards of beauty and our perception of normality by focusing on people of color, transgender, plus-size individuals, etc. All through the lens of in-your-face, color-bukkake illustrations.
“Severus Heyn is the redneck-cousin of Andy Warhol." -Fräulein Doverman, Vintage Flaneur Magazine