Bruce Minney's Kitschy Kink

Erotica // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Bruce Minney was a prolific American artist who worked a variety of media. He was a commercial illustrator for over forty years, producing paintings for men's adventure magazines, paperbacks and storyboards. These particular illustrations capture the kind of kitschy kink characteristic of the era.

Rowan Newton's Confident Women

Erotica // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Rowan Newton is a painter and illustrator from South London. Rowan paints that which he finds beautiful, and so he often captures the confidence of women with equally confident brush strokes, but does not lose the delicateness of their femininity. His work is full of texture with splatter, drips, and layering complimenting the depth of his artistic subjects. Rowan’s process is a re-imagining of beauty and a representation of it in a whole new way.  

Illustrator Marta de Andres

Erotica // Monday, August 19, 2013
Marta de Andrés is a 24 year-old artist based in Spain who is currently working as an illustrator and matte painter. She has a love for all artistic disciplines, but after completing her Fine Arts degree she discovered her passion: matte painting and concept art. Digital art has enabled Andrés to work freelance and embark on a variety of projects from music album covers to background illustrations, amongst many others.  Her mastery of digital painting techniques is especially evident in her fantasy and nude artwork, where her women possess sex appeal, poise, and a true individual nature that sets them apart.

Willy Vanderperre and The Last Breath of Summer

Erotica // Monday, August 19, 2013
With the languid days of summer quickly drawing to a close, we thought this photoshoot by Willy Vanderperre would be a fitting ode to summer's last breath. Taken in 2010 for i-D Magazine, the photo spread features the always stunning Miranda Kerr, dressed in girlish school gear yet seemingly reluctant to abandon her summer routine, as if caught in a dreamy haze, unwilling to let the season fade into frost and fallen leaves.

Lines and Curves by Collins and Bystrom

Erotica // Monday, August 19, 2013
Check out this wonderfully sexy and thoughtful collaboration from photographers Petra Collins and Arvida Byström, created for VICE Magazine's 2013 Photo Issue. By contrasting images of the nude female body against objects with traditionally feminine characteristics, Collins and Byström effectively compose individual narratives that convey aspects of the female experience in the modern world, such as issues of body image, fertility, and self-confidence.

Jonny Ruzzo's Norns

Erotica // Monday, August 19, 2013
Born in 1990, Jonny Ruzzo currently resides in New York City, where he works as an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. His art touches upon conceptions of superficiality, sexuality, gender, and social views, and for his first solo exhibition, "Norns," Ruzzo tackled his own perceptions of femininity and beauty, as well as his own attraction to the female gender as a gay man. His work has received recognition from publications such as American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, and 3x3 Magazine, and in 2013 he was listed as one of CMYK Magazine's Top 100 New Creatives.

Hellen Jo Illustrates "Rubbing it Out"

Erotica // Saturday, August 17, 2013
Hellen Jo did some awesome illustrations for this article about female masturbation written by Kate Carraway for Vice. The illustrations confront several familiar scenarios that can satisfy-- or not -- your lady-needs, including the ever-lovely image of a flowerbud oepning, the dilemma of achieving the O on a subway, passing out because it takes too long and a huge, amazing vibrator. Hellen Jo is a favorite in our illustration dept. for her badass depictions of asian street girls, here's a great slot (heh) for her to fit into the erotica section.

Liu Hong’s Women

Erotica // Friday, August 16, 2013
'Liu Hong’s portraits of the ‘modern’ young women of China covey the new Chinese feminine identity; not in overtly sexual images, but in the non-verbal cues that her portraits exude in their facial features and gestures. As the artist states about her inspiration behind this series: “This is an era that belongs to beautiful women...  

Terby Wonder's Art of Seduction

Erotica // Friday, August 16, 2013
Terby Wonder is an artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. She specializes in expressive portraits with innocent hints of nudity. Loving this portrait and the provocative sensuality she expresses so effortlessly. 

Nicole Rifkin's Illustrated Love and Lust

Erotica // Friday, August 16, 2013
Nicole Rifkin studied illustration at Pratt Institute. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and occasionally befriends street cats that lead her on adventures. Other than that she works on digital illustration and multimedia work with dalliances into traditional painting and drawing. She is in love with the idea of nostalgia because it is a common connection between people, and it is intriguing that memory is so easily lost.  

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