"Pull" is an erotic portrait of sexual pleasure where the pulling of her and skin are the focus. "I thought it was a nice pent-up expression of painting. I've always done erotic sketching, but I never showed it, this was a way to," says Skotnes. You can see how his inspiration of works from Italian Masters never left his fingertips, in subject matter like erotic greek and roman statues, and from a fascination with showing the forces of human grip and muscle to obtain the softness of pleasure and love.

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