I Hate My Boyfriend’s Art; Here’s Why You Should See It

“To be an artist means to never avert one’s eyes.” — Akira Kurosawa

The upsetting muses my boyfriend has drawn inspiration from have earned him no small number of critics over the years. I’ve never shown him special deference when it comes to my opinions of his work; if anything, I may in fact be both his harshest and most appreciative critic. I’ve always said that our art was complementary, that his art exposed the ugliness in the world that people would like to turn away from, and mine exposed the ugliness within people themselves…