Maria Imaniel describes her work as temporary pornographic art, perhaps because nothing is ever permanent. Her large-scale paintings illustrate vibrant and colorful scenes of people having sex, falling in love, and dreaming in technicolor. But not that far beneath the surface, and betwixt the block solid lines, and faintly appearing before our eyes is a sense humor mixed with directness.
Scrolling through the Instagram page of Alphachanneling is like taking an imaginative dive into the world of utopian erotica. The creative cross-sections of genitalia, extreme closeups of hands touching, abstract lovers, and bondage scenes are masterfully placed within a colorful array of rainbows and spiritual auras. Alphachanneling does a beautiful job of making all forms of sex appear intimate and spiritual, just as it should be.