Erin M. Riley: Sex and Weaving

Erotica // Friday, September 12, 2014
As your typical, curious being, I can certainly side with some of the interesting spectator commentary and possible benefits that may go along with this influx. Artist Erin M. Riley, who directly pulls from some of these images, has taken advantage of our current state of disrobed selfies in her often explicit, woven textiles...

The Work of Sarah Whalen

Erotica // Friday, September 12, 2014
The artwork of Sarah Whalen is an unfiltered portrayal of one of the most primitive interactions we can have with another human. Not only does she capture the moment so purely, through her toned style and palette, but by presenting the subject matter alone, so focused, it only heightens the passion of the work. But even looking past the content, the technique practiced in these pieces show off a talent that everyone should be keeping an eye on.

Cahill Wessel's Provocative Visions

Erotica // Friday, September 12, 2014
Cahill Wessel is an artist working out of the San Francisco Bay Area. He spends his time drawing pictures of this crazy world we live in. 'It is a world of great wonder, limitless chaos, and exceptional beauty. My work attempts to explore our modern circumstance and the situations we encounter everyday….' he states.

SUZANNAH SINCLAIR "Nature Nudes and Interiors" @ Samsøñ, Boston

Erotica // Friday, September 12, 2014
One of Juxtapoz' favorite artists, Suzannah Sinclair, just opened a new series of works at Samsøñ in Boston, Mass, "Nature Nudes and Interiors." We have always loved the SInclair's almost throwback style of watercolor and pencil drawings, but the addition of the nature and interior works, juxtaposed with the nostalgic nudes, makes for a compelling series that we wish we could make it out to Boston to check out. 

The Work of Hannah Antalek

Erotica // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Hannah Antalek's work is an exploration and critique of America that references pop culture and consumerism with social and political undercurrents. She attempts to bridge the divide of high and low art by using tacky colors and cliche or kitschy iconography in contrast with sanctified or stereotypically beautiful imagery. This juxtaposition aims to reinforce the cynical yet humorous attitude towards her subject.

The Gucci Girls

Erotica // Thursday, September 11, 2014
These photos are from a really special September issue of VICE, culled exclusively from the archives of Bob Guccione Sr. He was the legendary magazine publisher who built a media empire that started with Penthouse. This portion of the issue features the sexy ladies that helped make Bob Guccione an icon--The Gucci Girls.

Sara Sisun's Apocalyptic Nudes

Erotica // Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sara Sisun's ability to render the human body is unique and uncanny. She carves out human flesh in a manner that achieves realism while retaining the tactile charm of the oil paints. Her 2011 solo show "Apocalypse Nude" explored the trope of the nude in a contemporary apocalyptic condition. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Sisun now lives and paints in San Francisco. 

Yang Xueguo's Creepy Creatures

Erotica // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Yang Xueguo is a surrealist digital painter and 3D animator based in Kunming China. He is also a teacher at an art university in Yunnan Province. His personal work consists of intricate freightening and fantastical universes where his creepy creatures can reside.

Da Motta's Photographic Diary

Erotica // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Conceptually intimate portraiture and sensually abstracted shots make up the majority of Da Motta's photographic diary. Focusing on both the male and female nude, with ample personal reflections, Da Motta captures both himself and those that are close to him in an elegantly creative light. 

Silently Sensual with Chelsea O'Byrne

Erotica // Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Chelsea O'Byrne is a Freelance Illustrator born in Calgary and currently living and working in Vancouver, BC. Her renderings are soft and delicate, making the work seem silently sensual. She has participated in a number of exhibitions in the Vancouver area for the past two years.

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