Life in the Nude: Dario Campanile

Erotica // Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Born April 21, 1948 in Rome, Dario Campanile started to sketch as a very young child. At the age of six, his talent for art was encouraged with the gift of a small set of watercolors from an uncle, himself a painter. When he was 14, Dario was bedridden with a kidney ailment for three months, and his father gave him his first oil paints to cheer him up. As soon as he began to work with them, there was a sense of familiarity of being able to easily express himself in this medium...

ONEQ and the New Art of the Pin-up

Erotica // Monday, May 04, 2015
ONEQ does phenomenal pinups. She grew up on a small island in Japan completely separated from the flash and pop of Tokyo culture and gathered all her influences from a neighbor who loved art and Japan’s insistence that schoolchildren spend part of the day drawing. As she grew up she taught herself how to draw completely by herself...

Betty Tompkins' "Fuck" Paintings

Erotica // Thursday, April 30, 2015
For the last forty years, Betty Tompkins has based her paintings on the tension of intimacy and representation of sexuality, rendering explicit scenes in monochromatic tones. Her radicalism in the late 60s led to the unfortunate censoring of her work and later a spotlight on her role in the American and European art scene.

Neil Craver's Underwater Photography (NSFW)

Erotica // Monday, April 27, 2015
From Neil Craver's series, Underwater Nude Rock Quarry: "This photographic series is visual voyage of metamorphosis; into the Subconscious waters of the mind. The ultimate metaphysical quest into the undercurrent of consciousness."

A History of Pulp, PG-13 Erotica, and Illustration in One Auction

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Well this is a lot of fun. A few years ago, you may remember Juxtapoz printing a cover story on Hard Case Crime, a book publisher bringing back the pulp vibes and a little salacious fun of times of past. Well, Heritage Auctions has a crazy auction of Illustrative Art that covers both the past and present in pulp art, naughty things, and just some classic illustrations. From Dink Siegel, Hilo Chen, and the 1980's vibes of Patrick Nagel, this auction is classic. 

The Lightness and Subtle Darkness of Can Dagarslani

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
There is so much to look at in the photos of Can Dagarslani. What appears to be subtle turns out to be almost mind-bending, and the simplicity makes way for such a great aesthetic and eye. Here is the rundown on Can: "Graduating in 2006 from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Art, Istanbul, Can Dagarslani aged 28, became increasingly more interested in photography while studying architecture. It all began in 2003 when Dagarslani started working on landscape shoots of different places that would bring out each city’s architectural plan. When Dagarslani discovered analography, his digital camera was putted aside for an analog camera that triggered his passion for photography."

Perspective Nudes, Reflections and the Photography of Alva Bernadine (NSFW)

Erotica // Saturday, April 18, 2015
We are getting a kick out of the bizarro scenarios that photographer Alva Bernadine has compiled over his career. He does nudes, but he finds the most uncomfortable and teasing way to present models, sometimes in very confrontational ways, sometimes controversial, and sometimes very public ways. He proclaims "I AM A ONE MAN SUBCULTURE." One should own it. 

Adeline Mai: Weightlessness, Dirty Weekend & More

Erotica // Thursday, April 16, 2015
We have posted about the works of Adeline Mai before on the site, and love both her commericial and personal work. Today, we look at a few of her personal projects, mainly the "Weightlessness" series. Mai utilizes warm colors rather than the usual blues and greens that we are used to seeing water, and the results are beautiful. 

We Love Bombay

Erotica // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Spanish recording artist, El Guincho makes music that evokes elements of Afrobeat, Dub, Tropicália and, Rock & Roll. His music video, for the track Bombay, is sexy, playful, fun, creative, and has been a favorite of our for a while. The video is heavily inspired by the 70s in all the right ways, yet remains current with it’s modern sensibility- Directed by Nicolás Méndez. Produced by CANADA.

Emi Anrakuji "1800 Millimètre" @ Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, NY

Erotica // Tuesday, April 14, 2015
1800 Millimètre features Emi Anrakuji’s five color and fifteen black-and-white prints in her usual intimate scale. The images feature Anrakuji’s bare body in a shadowy room with door, mirror, and a curtained window that imbues the natural setting with the artificiality of a stage set.  
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