ANASTASIYA SCHEGLOVA, LAUREN BONNER, Olga de Mar, and, Mariana Sanhá, MARISA PAPEN ,nude, Insomnia Magazine 2017,ADAM PADILLA, What if we had Mary Shelley, Anne Rice, Morticia Addams and Maila Nurmi in the same festival of horrors? Would not that be awesome? What if names like Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Marilyn Cole or Laura Aldridge were on the same guest list? Adam Padilla, 44, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosts this gathering of women’s bodies and opens the doors to his lewd, visionary estate, like Hefner at the Playboy Mansion. The art of this American creative bursts from the pages of the most iconic erotic magazine, elevating freedom of expression and enhancing the undulating lines of the flesh. Nothing here is counter-nature; All elements merge into harmonious narratives without chastity. Nothing is spared, but everything is transformed into representations: composition, colors, forms, rhythms and figures are insinuated before our critical gaze, without fetters. There is room to sin. Uncontrolled passion, exacerbated, reaches addictive levels, becoming the body on a battlefield. Enhancing nudity is one of the premises of Adam Padilla, who sculpts in his works a set of meanings and codes. We could even say that it follows the aesthetics of Frank Miiller and Robert Rodriguez in “Sin City” by Ed Wood or even F. W. Murnau. There is no control of the libido, as if we were somehow part of Bernardo Bertolucci’s screenplay of the films “The Last Tango in Paris” and Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Closed”. The sinful, tempting, stylized and exciting trait of this artist leaves us completely taken for granted. And the truth is that art walks with you from an early age; Over the years, Padilla has experimented with various forms of artistic expression, from watercolors to acrylics, through oils and sculpture. He also made a twenty-year foray into the universe of tattoos, before the commercial side of it spread. At the heart of her inspirations are horror films, comic books, erotic movies of the 60s and 70s, vintage science fiction and pop culture icons. Your creative process moves vigorously. There are ever-changing vertigo in your mind. Cross references and sketches, the softness of the skin of a pin-up and the harsh touch of a living dead. In the background, Adam Padilla does not move in the shadows, but gasps for the castle of burning darkness.