@DARLINGKINK puts into art what people are too ashamed to talk about.
Artist Kay Aranzaso speaks up on her empowered, erotic art
IT’S NO SECRET that we still live in a highly conservative country, despite some progress opening discussions on social are few, and honest talks on kinks, fantasies, and fetishes are much rarer.
It is also no secret that under the guise and anonymous social media accounts is pushing outward to wider circles and larger platforms through the help of a few who dare make the supposedly
Kay is one of the few female artists who The rough lines and shading so heavily natural state—none of the romanticized, reserved portrayals of eroticism that the media. Her imagery is fearless, with art of intimate scenarios ranging from BDSM to
started focusing on erotica. But even viral on the internet, she had always she greatly admired, such as the girls of Sailor Moon and Lara Croft of Tomb Raider when she was in college, and much later, children’s illustrations.
emotions, fantasies, and desires. “I realized when I started putting it out there, I felt stronger and more secure as an artist, and that my desire to produce Erotica felt so organic to me, and it gave me the power to confront all forms of repression I felt as a Filipina living in a Christian country,” she says.
Based on what we see and hear on national television and radio, the and the deeply rooted conservative Christian values we have in the country, leading the discussion: conservative, misinformed, and male. Through her perspective, Kay interrogates and upends out for everyone to see. Her art doesn’t just raise questions, instead they answer her art say yes.
mentions that she can only represent one perspective out of the multiple I represent it is raw, highly charged, and I can only represent one perspective, and that is of a cisgender female. That is not to say I’m not open to drawing other perspectives, just that there is a lot of room to misrepresent something that I do not know or represent,” Kay relationships, hookup culture in the time of Tinder, my positioning as a many women are not afforded spaces diverse ways, and it’s a good sign that
says regarding the country’s position of artists like Kay that society is taking progressive and equally representative mindset approaching topics such as perhaps people aren’t as hopeless as they seem.
We get up close and personal with the popstar who’s changing direction this year, starting with her new single. Photography by Patrick Diokno Styling by Florian Trinidad
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We get up close and personal with her and here’s what
She’s hard to miss in the crowd, and that’s coming of an air conditioned studio, and looking good doing it—is
But she’s not superhuman, and she rests with the She’s wearing track pants, hoop earrings, and a crisp or wrote on them,” she says when asked if she’s done
it sounds raw, strong, and just the perfect amount of she sings with her signature soaring vocals. This isn’t vengeance, this is redemption, and starting the year off with this track sends her to a high note. Stepping away
in a very authentic way, and Julie Anne is an ideal addition. Whether she’s speaking her mind with her songs or maintaining composure with her gracefully unapologetic