The Intimate Body Series & The Painted Cock Series
This project started from a really fun night with one of my roomies in 2013. He bought a copy of my book, and he wanted a breast stamp on my book, which I had been offering as an option when you buy a copy. After he painted my breast and we stamped it on my book, he felt as though he should leave something for me behind in exchange. So I went to my bedroom and quickly found an unfinished painting I was working on, and I painted his lovely cock and balls and stamped them both on the canvas. And voila, I had a finished painting! And there, the Painted Cock Series was born, and it has continued to develop over the past 5 years in many intimate creative ways. I have created over 30 paintings capturing the essence of intimacy I have experienced with many different folks. Another aspect of this project is I always write an accompanying poem/statement on the human(s) that I've worked with. This brings the context to a broader experience outside of just the body and the prints left behind. When we create together, there are feelings, thoughts, and energy exchanged. I like to capture those aspects as well through words.
I have been lucky enough to showcase my work and create live experiences for crowds in Nanaimo, BC, Vancouver, BC, and Mexico City. I also had a public showing of the complete art works in Victoria, BC. Thank you to those people who create these public offerings with me, it is simply a rush of human connection to experience.
"If the way to the erotic is through vulnerability, then my desire is to create an experience where people feel vulnerable so we can create a deeper connection and reveal our erotic selves to one another. In the Intimate Body Series/Painted Cock Series, I invite people to be close and sensual with me to break down the norms of toxic expectations of gender & sexuality to bring playfulness & creativity to their stunning bodies." -Tanille Geib
Thank you to all the models/humans/friends/loves/strangers who have believed in this project enough to be naked, vulnerable, and creative with me. I look forward to creating more moments and works of art together. If you would like to be involved in an upcoming event, or simply have a one-on-one experience, please reach out. You can connect with me through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to purchase either postcards or 11X17 prints of the paintings you see above in the gallery, click here.
A Painted Cock Experience:
"When I first contacted Tanille to inquire about this project I was full of curiosity about the idea. As the time drew closer I was a mix of trepidation and intrigue but made the decision to flow with the process.
I showed up cock in hand so to speak, ready to hand myself over to her artistic license and I was amazed by how kind and respectful she was as she explained the project more in depth. I felt calm and reassured that this was a co-creation and had much input into her vision for the piece. When the moment of truth came I felt a tinge of fear, however had stronger feelings of inspiration and bravery buttressed by the excitement Tanille had for the painting.
During the painting all fear had vanished and had been replaced by the sheer enjoyment and freedom of being a part of a rather unique project. We conversed about a great many topics and when finished, we sat back and admired the piece we had created. I am honoured to have been a part of this project and look forward to seeing future pieces added to the series! " -B.W.