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EL Nizam is an indonesian artist

"I am a Professional Adult Comptehensive Illustrator since 2014 which focused working on adult themed, such as; portrait, dramatic scene, sexuality, human anatomy, genitals, NSFW, also up to Queer artwork for private collection, publishing, webcomic, and adult website. If you are looking for an artsy erotic exclusive, artful, also quality illustration. I provide 3 main service packages; basic, middle, and special."

INTERVIEW

by axander Liedtke

About Us

El Nizam is 24 years old and lives on Java Island in Indonesia. 
Since 2014 he is a professional adult comprehensive Illustrator who focuses on digital illustration. His art is covering a wide range of topics: from children illustration to adult content like dramatic, anatomy, NSFW, up to LGBT-related works.


How is it like to be queer in Indonesia ?

I will honestly say, that I am a gay who has come out but being part of the LGBT community in Indonesia is not easy.
 Constitutionally our country does not legalize all LGBT activities.
so that we in Indonesia do not voice the legalization of LGBT but the equality of civil rights before the law so that cases of percussion against LGBT can be reduced.

Every business has a tale to tell. And our story so far has been anything but ordinary! We navigated our share of stumbling blocks along the way (especially in the early days). But when we pulled together as a team, there was always one constant—the drive to perfect our craft and become a recognized name in our field. Even as our company has grown, we've never lost our desire to learn. And there are lessons to be learned with each new challenge. 

What has influenced your art ? 

I love Tom of Finland and he has always inspired me, either through his erotic work or his social activities. He is very impressive.

As from indonesia: I personally like the artwork from: Atreyu Moniaga (although not certain but I believe he is gay)

and NOXSATVRN

he is indonesian gay artist too.

 but he is still very secretive, he hides his identity, but I know him personally.
 maybe only 2 people for an Indonesian gay artist. for overseas, I have many names.



where do you get your inspiration from ?

I take inspiration of all sort of things, many of the day to day activities that I see. i love to travel and do charity work. from there I saw many things.
 from gay club, beach life, to street life. all is interesting to me.

Can you describe your artistic process from a first idea, to drafts till the finished artwork ?

i like taking pictures of all things, i take pictures with my cellphone or dslr camera. inspiration will usually emerge from the pictures. After that I'll take my pencil and start making lots of rough sketches, coloring them, then finishing. After that I will decide what media I will use whether digital or traditional art. For traditional art, I usually use mixmedia or watercolor.



Which influence has Indonesian culture on your artwork ?

I took a lot of styles from Batik and Indonesia traditional puppet.
 especially those from Java and Bali

yes, I did not directly imitate those styles, but I took the essence of the fantasy.



Did you had an awakening moment as an artist ? Can you describe it ? 

And why have you become an artist ? Where/how have you learned skills for your art ?

 Since I was little, I loved art, and I am very lucky that my parents supported me.
 When I grew up I entered the university of art, my subject was fine art and textile design.
 I studied traditional and modern art, and at some point I realized I needed to create a characteristic.

now I explore 2 things; contemporary erotic (fine art) and gay erotic illustration (digital)



Can you live from your art (or how do you sustain yourself) ?I live off my art.
besides illustrator, I also work as a 3D jewelry designer for several studios.

 besides that I am also starting an accessories studio, called FILLO.\

 https://bit.ly/388FdFa ✨



so, you are working on many projects at once ? How do you handle this ?

 I have my own schedule, and I have partners.

 I do everything according to the priority scale and deadlines.

 Im not one man show :)



What is the purpose of your art ? What do you want to say or express ?

for erotic art, I want to show the erotic side, lust, but still in the corridor of art.

 Even though I make erotic art, I don't promote casual sex, and unsafe sex, always use condoms!

basically I see that there are still many opportunities for me to develop into the homoerotic genre. I think I can show things that are considered taboo, into something more valuable and beautiful to look at.

however, still, I must take responsibility for my work, by limiting my audience.

homoerotic work is only for the consumption of LGBT people and adults.

which role/impact may play art in the queer community ?

I think this is a good first step.

when LBGT people can be viewed from the point of view of their work, achievements, and social activities. not just the bad.

I cannot deny that LGBT in Indonesia is one of the biggest contributors to HIV / AIDS sufferers.

we had to change the image first, before suing A, B, C, D.

I think so.



So you want to show the lgbt-community from a different angel than the hiv/aids-issue in your country ?

Of course, I want people to be more open to us, with a good point of view. so that in the future we can have the same civil rights.

LGBT groups in Indonesia must improve.

because it is indeed a culture, many LBGT people hide their identity and as a result, many negative things happen.

through my art I want to show that, ok, I make erotic art and other arts. So look at me as an artist, not just an LGBT person



is your charity work related to lgbt too ?

Our social activities are usually carried out to help LGBT individuals who experience persecution, most of whom are trans victims. 

The LGBT community in Indonesia is still hidden and formed in small groups, but we have people ready to help everyone.



What would you recommend young queer artists ?

 mostly if there is an art event, of course we will talk about art, and expand relations.

 For the Queer artist, of course most of it is how to keep working on the LBGT theme without getting banned.

 so no wonder many are hiding their identity.

 Don't be surprised if you are an LBGT in Indonesia and do LBGT activities you can be jailed.



Can you show your art in public (art exhibitions) ?

 for erotic art, I still can't show this in Indonesia.

 but for other works I can.

 Even so, I personally still produce homoerotic art and sell it to overseas clients.



what are your wishes as an artist for the future ?

As a gay artist in Indonesia, we just want our freedom of expression to be appreciated and appreciated. see us through our work, not our sexual orientation nor our personal.

i think so





What are you working on now ? Anything exciting you can tell us about ?

now I'm working on a children's book project for my friend, a UK writer. Also this weekend our accessories studio will make its debut in collaboration with one of the Indonesian cosmetic brands and local wedding designers.



Do you want to add something ?

I think all I have said. What is clear, let's always fight within our capacities and abilities! :)

































































How is it like to be queer in Indonesia?

 

I will honestly say that I am a gay who has come out but being part of the LGBT community in Indonesia is not easy.

Constitutionally our country does not legalize all LGBT activities, so we in Indonesia do not voice the legalization of LGBT but the equality of civil rights before the law so that cases of percussion against LGBT can be reduced.

 

What has influenced your art ? 

I love Tom of Finland and he has always inspired me, either through his erotic work or his social activities. He is very impressive.

As from indonesia: I personally like the artwork from: Atreyu Moniaga (although not certain but I believe he is gay)

and NOXSATVRN

he is indonesian gay artist too.

 but he is still very secretive, he hides his identity, but I know him personally.
 maybe only 2 people for an Indonesian gay artist. for overseas, I have many names.



where do you get your inspiration from ?

I take inspiration of all sort of things, many of the day to day activities that I see. i love to travel and do charity work. from there I saw many things.
 from gay club, beach life, to street life. all is interesting to me.

Can you describe your artistic process from a first idea, to drafts till the finished artwork ?

i like taking pictures of all things, i take pictures with my cellphone or dslr camera. inspiration will usually emerge from the pictures. After that I'll take my pencil and start making lots of rough sketches, coloring them, then finishing. After that I will decide what media I will use whether digital or traditional art. For traditional art, I usually use mixmedia or watercolor.



Which influence has Indonesian culture on your artwork ?

I took a lot of styles from Batik and Indonesia traditional puppet.
 especially those from Java and Bali

yes, I did not directly imitate those styles, but I took the essence of the fantasy.



Did you had an awakening moment as an artist ? Can you describe it ? 

And why have you become an artist ? Where/how have you learned skills for your art ?

 Since I was little, I loved art, and I am very lucky that my parents supported me.
 When I grew up I entered the university of art, my subject was fine art and textile design.
 I studied traditional and modern art, and at some point I realized I needed to create a characteristic.

What has influenced your art? 

I love Tom of Finland and he has always inspired me, either through his erotic work or his social activities. He is very impressive.

As from Indonesia: I like the artwork from Atreyu Moniaga (although not certain I believe he is gay) and NOXSATVRN, he is an Indonesian gay artist too. However, he is still very secretive, he hides his identity, but I know him personally.

For overseas artists, I have many names.

 

where do you get your inspiration from?

 

I take inspiration from all sorts of things, from daily life activities that I see.  from gay club, beach life, to street life.  I love to travel and do charity work. there I see many things.    . Everything is interesting to me.

 

Can you describe your artistic process from a first idea to drafts till the finished artwork?

I like taking pictures of my surroundings, either with my cell phone or DSLR camera. 

My inspiration will usually emerge from the pictures. After that, I will take my pencil and start making a large number of rough sketches, coloring them, then finishing. After that, I will decide what media I will use whether digital or traditional art. For traditional art, I usually use mixed media or watercolor.

 

Which influence has Indonesian culture on your artwork?

 

I took several styles from Batik and Indonesia's traditional puppets, especially those from Java and Bali.

I do not directly imitate those styles, but I took the essence of the fantasy.

 

Did you have had an awakening moment as an artist? Can you describe it? 

Furthermore, why you have become an artist? Where/how have you learned skills for your art?

 

Since I was little, I loved art, and I am very lucky that my parents supported me.

 When I grew up I entered the university of art, my subject was fine art and textile design.

 I studied traditional and modern art, and at some point, I realized that I needed to create a characteristic.

 Now I explore 2 things; contemporary erotic (fine art) and gay erotic illustration (digital)

 

Can you live from your art (or how do you sustain yourself) ?

I live off my art.

 Besides being an illustrator, I also work as a 3D jewelry designer for several studios.

besides that, I am also starting an accessoires studio, called FILLO.\

https://bit.ly/388FdFa 

 

so, you are working on many projects at once? How do you handle this?

I have my own schedule, and I have partners.

I do everything according to the priority scale and deadlines.

I am not a one-man show:)

 

What is the purpose of your art? What do you want to say or express?

 

for erotic art, I want to show the erotic side, lust, but still in the corridor of art.

Even though I make erotic art, I do not promote casual sex, and unsafe sex, always use condoms!

basically, I see that there are still many opportunities for me to develop into the homoerotic genre. I think I can show things that are considered taboo into something more valuable and beautiful to look at.

However, still, I have to take responsibility for my work, by limiting my audience.

homoerotic work is only for the consumption of LGBT people and adults.

 

 

 

Which role/impact may play art in the queer community?

I think this is a good first step.

when LBGT people can be viewed from the point of view of their work, achievements, and social activities. not just the bad.

I cannot deny that LGBT in Indonesia is one of the biggest contributors to HIV / AIDS sufferers.

We had to change the image first, before suing A, B, C, D.

I think so.

 

So you want to show the LGBT-community from a different angle than the HIV/aids-issue in your country?

Of course, I want people to be more open to us, with a good point of view. so that in the future we can have the same civil rights.

LGBT groups in Indonesia must improve.

because it is indeed a culture, many LBGT people hide their identity and as a result, many negative things happen.

Through my art, I want to show that, ok, I make erotic art and other arts. So look at me as an artist, not just an LGBT person

 

is your charity work related to LGBT too?

Our social activities are usually carried out to help LGBT individuals who experience persecution, most of whom are trans victims.

The LGBT community in Indonesia is still hidden and formed in small groups, but we have people ready to help everyone.

 

What would you recommend young queer artists?

Mostly if there is an art event, of course, we will talk about art, and expand relations.

For the Queer artist, of course, most of it is how to keep working on the LBGT theme without getting banned.

so no wonder many are hiding their identity.

Don't be surprised if you are an LBGT in Indonesia and do LBGT activities you can be jailed.

 

Can you show your art in public (art exhibitions)?

for erotic art, I still can't show this in Indonesia.

but for other works can.

Even so, I personally still produce homoerotic art and sell it to overseas clients.

 

what are your wishes as an artist for the future?

As a gay artist in Indonesia, we just want our freedom of expression to be appreciated and appreciated. see us through our work, not our sexual orientation nor our personal.

I think so

 

 

What are you working on now? Anything exciting you can tell us about?

Now I am working on a children's book project for my friend, a UK writer. Also this weekend our accessories studio will make its debut in collaboration with one of the Indonesian cosmetic brands and local wedding designers.

 

Do you want to add something?

I think all I have said. What is clear, let's always fight within our capacities and abilities! :)



now I explore 2 things; contemporary erotic (fine art) and gay erotic illustration (digital)



Can you live from your art (or how do you sustain yourself) ?I live off my art.
besides illustrator, I also work as a 3D jewelry designer for several studios.

 besides that I am also starting an accessories studio, called FILLO.\

 https://bit.ly/388FdFa ✨



so, you are working on many projects at once ? How do you handle this ?

 I have my own schedule, and I have partners.

 I do everything according to the priority scale and deadlines.

 Im not one man show :)



What is the purpose of your art ? What do you want to say or express ?

for erotic art, I want to show the erotic side, lust, but still in the corridor of art.

 Even though I make erotic art, I don't promote casual sex, and unsafe sex, always use condoms!

basically I see that there are still many opportunities for me to develop into the homoerotic genre. I think I can show things that are considered taboo, into something more valuable and beautiful to look at.

however, still, I must take responsibility for my work, by limiting my audience.

homoerotic work is only for the consumption of LGBT people and adults.

which role/impact may play art in the queer community ?

I think this is a good first step.

when LBGT people can be viewed from the point of view of their work, achievements, and social activities. not just the bad.

I cannot deny that LGBT in Indonesia is one of the biggest contributors to HIV / AIDS sufferers.

we had to change the image first, before suing A, B, C, D.

I think so.



So you want to show the lgbt-community from a different angel than the hiv/aids-issue in your country ?

Of course, I want people to be more open to us, with a good point of view. so that in the future we can have the same civil rights.

LGBT groups in Indonesia must improve.

because it is indeed a culture, many LBGT people hide their identity and as a result, many negative things happen.

through my art I want to show that, ok, I make erotic art and other arts. So look at me as an artist, not just an LGBT person



is your charity work related to lgbt too ?

Our social activities are usually carried out to help LGBT individuals who experience persecution, most of whom are trans victims. 

The LGBT community in Indonesia is still hidden and formed in small groups, but we have people ready to help everyone.



What would you recommend young queer artists ?

 mostly if there is an art event, of course we will talk about art, and expand relations.

 For the Queer artist, of course most of it is how to keep working on the LBGT theme without getting banned.

 so no wonder many are hiding their identity.

 Don't be surprised if you are an LBGT in Indonesia and do LBGT activities you can be jailed.



Can you show your art in public (art exhibitions) ?

 for erotic art, I still can't show this in Indonesia.

 but for other works I can.

 Even so, I personally still produce homoerotic art and sell it to overseas clients.



what are your wishes as an artist for the future ?

As a gay artist in Indonesia, we just want our freedom of expression to be appreciated and appreciated. see us through our work, not our sexual orientation nor our personal.

i think so





What are you working on now ? Anything exciting you can tell us about ?

now I'm working on a children's book project for my friend, a UK writer. Also this weekend our accessories studio will make its debut in collaboration with one of the Indonesian cosmetic brands and local wedding designers.



Do you want to add something ?

I think all I have said. What is clear, let's always fight within our capacities and abilities! :)

































































How is it like to be queer in Indonesia?

 

I will honestly say that I am a gay who has come out but being part of the LGBT community in Indonesia is not easy.

Constitutionally our country does not legalize all LGBT activities, so we in Indonesia do not voice the legalization of LGBT but the equality of civil rights before the law so that cases of percussion against LGBT can be reduced.

 


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I don't talk about me but I speak about some itself. I haven't any trouble because I haven't any psychology so I am happy like a empty shell. I have a familly and a lot of friends. I spend holidays at sea or at mountain and I go to the supermarket. I have my political opinions: I don't like war or dictatorships. I have a fulfilling sex life with myself. Sometimes I show that I'm in love. I love cat videos on Youtube.

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