In this painting, two male figures face each other as their erect penises almost touch. Each of the figures holds a flower in one hand while their opposite hands hold one another. The scene seems erotically charged upon first glance, yet the unrealistic penises lack any definition and appear more like the natural foliage in the background than a discernible piece of anatomy—suggesting that this interaction is completely natural. The title of the work adds levity to the composition, while the endearing details of hand-holding and flowers add a touch of gentleness to what would otherwise be a sexually-charged scene.
The artist's narrative paintings explore eroticism with humor and intimacy, combining motifs and tropes from art history with contemporary aesthetics. Lamb's works overlay transgressive topics onto everyday scenes, reengaging viewers with the core experiences humans share across identities and idiosyncrasies.
Corey Lamb’s holistic approach to painting combines contemporary aesthetics with motifs and tropes drawn from art history. The artist constructs narratives around existential concepts, using eroticism, humor and intimacy to create points of entry for the viewer. Lamb’s work transposes the transgressive over the familiar to underline and reengage with the shared experiences that unite people across identities and idiosyncrasies.