Chris Cleen: The Fire of the Heart

Erotica // Friday, September 19, 2014
As a long time admirer or the darkly romantic, classic work of Chris Cleen, I had the pleasure of meeting, interviewing and getting work done by him on a recent trip to San Francisco. As a New York based tattoo artist, Cleen spends his days at Saved tattoo in Brooklyn, and at his drawing table, creating his erotic themed Victorian imagery for enthusiasts of his craft and those looking to get tattooed by himself...

Jason Altaan's Nostalgia

Erotica // Thursday, September 18, 2014
Jason Altaan's photographs do something to me. I'm not exactly sure what that is, but I know I like. They feel like they are comprised of equal parts classic California, prom Glamour shot and 90's nostalgic Baywatch lust. I guess that makes sense seeing as Jason grew up in San Diego... love it. 

Joseph McVetty: Cults, Oracles and the Moon

Erotica // Thursday, September 18, 2014
With any ceremony, there is a pattern of necessary preparations that must occur before the actual ceremony can begin. The process of Joseph McVetty's work is like a ceremony in itself, organized and arranged with his own community of participants. The evolution to McVetty's final output is like a ritual, within a ceremony, within a ritual based on a his own offerings of sacrificial magic...

Jason Scalfano's Dark Distortions

Erotica // Thursday, September 18, 2014
Jason Scalfano is an Illustrator and Fine Artist from a small town in Northern Alabama. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, majoring in Illustration, with a minor in Drawing. He works chiefly in Acrylic on canvas, but is proficient in a wide variety of mediums, including pen and ink, watercolor, charcoal, graphite, oils, collage, digital, and mixed media...

Metamorphosis by Lilia Mazurkevich

Erotica // Thursday, September 18, 2014
“Human nature is so deep and unpredictable that it can never be defined. That is why, it seems to me, I will never stop trying to depict the huge variety of characters and appearances, which amazes me. Watching life I try to capture the most impressive...

A Conversation with Olivia De Berardinis

Erotica // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
It's no secret that perhaps the most intriguing and appealing of all visible, physical elements is that of the female form. That which simply occurs naturally can often be found as the most desired, seductive and inspiring being. With this adoration comes the inclination to reproduce this beauty, to further examine this desire, and to recreate its essence as something to hold and to own. The immense talents of Olivia De Berardinis, as a painter of the female form, have achieved this desire with intensive precision...

Cynthia Conrad: Neon Darkness

Erotica // Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Cynthia Conrad (United States, 1991) received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has exhibited collaboratively in Savannah, GA and Lacoste, France. This body of work consists of large format oil paintings on canvas and smaller works on paper utilizing various printmaking techniques...

Mohamed Danawi Studio

Erotica // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Mohamed Danawi Studio was established in 1994. Some of his clients include: Psychology Today, Redbook, Kodak Canada, Royal Bank of Canada,  and Hawker jets. He worked as the illustration Department Chair at Savannah College of Art and Design from 1997 to 2002 and is currently a Professor of Illustration. Savannah College of Art as well.

George Rennie's Carved Cupid

Erotica // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
No one did erotica like the Greeks and Romans, and this sculpture by George Rennie depicts the boy-gods responsible for the birth of erotica itself. An incredibly rendered marble statue of Cupid and a young man is entitled "Cupid Rekindling the Torch of Hymen," circa 1831. We'll leave the rest of the myth to you.

Oscar Delmar: Sexual Healing

Erotica // Tuesday, September 16, 2014
'Desire is the ultimate sating of our emotions, the one that answers no false prejudice, no gender difference. A satisfied desire can justify any means to obtain it. Our desires are an allegory of our lives, of our freedom... '


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