Figurative artist Mr Gruts first forayed into a career in animation and later genre painting consisting of fantasy, science fiction, and horror before developing a career in erotic art. Channeling Tom of Finland, Mr Gruts realized that the social good
could be attained by showing men in acts of affection instead of acts of destruction.
The scenes often feature thickly proportioned men in working-class professions
or activities. In 2020, Mr Gruts won the Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Contest Grand Prize. Mr Gruts lives and works in New Zealand.