Luma Rouge, Paris/New York City Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement www.lumarouge.com
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Born under a full moon on a hot night in Paris, Luma Rouge spent her childhood dancing at the ankles of artists, burlesque performers and bohemians. One night she was sitting backstage at the Moulin Rouge, when a temperamental painter stormed past in a fury, throwing his sketchbook and charcoal to the floor as he left. Luma picked up the book, pondered the luscious curves of the women and men walking offstage, and began to draw.
Since that fateful night, Luma has devoted herself to capturing the beauty and danger of the female and male form. Her favorite subjects are strippers, burlesque dancers and fetish kings and queens — strong, sensual performers who will keep you on your toes and leave you begging for more.