Most painters use brushes or their fingers to create works of art, but one artist is utilizing a different utensil for his masterpieces: his genitals.
Tim Patch, commonly known as “Pricasso,” makes a living by painting portraits using his butt and genitals, wearing only a pink hat, bowtie, boots and, occasionally, arm and wristbands, the Mirror reports.
Patch, of Australia, showcases the peculiar talent at parties, clubs and events “for the same cost as a stripper,” according to his website.
“The idea popped into my head after seeing ‘Puppetry of the Penis,’ ” he told the Huffington Post. “I did try it but found it really hard in every sense of the word It took a couple of years to get good enough to perform in public.”
His work seems to have paid off, as the British-born Patch, an art school reject, bills himself as the only artist in the world who paints with his member.
Some of his performance art is featured online in YouTube videos.
“I am pretty sure I am the first person to be naked in the Olympia venue in London as they have a no-nudity policy,” he told the Post. “But I have to thank Sexpo for getting a special art concession license from the powers that be.”
He told the Post that strict nudity laws have kept him from performing in the U.S., but his work has still managed to make it across the pond.
According to his website, A portrait of Hugh Hefner, painted by Patch, was presented to the adult publisher at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California. Photos on the site show the artist posing with stars like Charlie Murphy and Ron Jeremy.
His fan base is set to expand, as the artist invites visitors to watch him paint live at London’s Sexpo, according to the Mirror. Guests may even get their own portrait.
“We’re super excited to be welcoming such a talented and unique artist who will be traveling all the way from Australia to perform at SexpoUK,” Lee Schofield, managing director of London’s Sexpo, told the Post.
“There are no other artists in the world like Pricasso and even I’m suffering from a very serious case of [genital] envy right now.”