"The Collector" by Tom Gallant

Erotica // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Tom Gallant creates these ambiguously sensual sculpture-images out of flowers and paper. The forms evoke female bodies and bodies in sexual acts, captured in the gentle florals of actual plants. These are beautiful and strange, juxtaposing different living forms to create a static one pressed in glass. The delicacy and ephemerality of these artworks makes theme singularly lovely, reflecting the nature of all living things and their inherent sexuality.  

"Scarf" by Moon

Erotica // Wednesday, June 05, 2013
"Scarf" by Moon is a precious, lovely little graphite drawing capturing a character and cute-sexy scene with a scarf. The piece is done with gesso and graphite on canvas. Moon is an artist who started working with graffiti, then moved into working as an art director and illustrator. She currently works as a freelancer and teaches Identity, Typography and Graphic Design.   

Pinup In Black

Erotica // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Gil Elvgren's "Pin Up In Black" is a lovely and very sophisticated pinup, clad in tight, sleek black fabric and sporting a healthy reddish glow to her cheeks. Instead of the typical skimpy bathing suit and buxom blond curls, she shies away, demure in a little more modest outfit. It's nice to see a little more mature edge to these wonderfully retro pinups.  

Amputee Robot Doll Bondage

Erotica // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Itsuki Takashi was an obscure comic artist from the 80s, before the craze of "Ghost in a Shell." Itsuki's "Amputee Robot Doll Bondage" drawings exposed the twisted aesthetic of the more extreme edges of the gothic Lolita look. Some argue that Itsuki was the first to come up with this particular cell of Japanese fashion. Unfortunately, after this series he was never really heard of again. Given the very particular kink-fashion category of these illustrations, it makes sense that some audiences might find them hard to stomach, but we think they're pretty badass in their own weird way. Maybe the world should give Amputee Robot Doll Bondage another try?  

Icky Blossoms' "Cycle"

Erotica // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
This video for "Cycle," a track from the Omaha electro-pop trio "Icky Blossoms," is definitely a NSFW affair. Cobbled together from clips of ancient porn, all cut quickly together as if to tempt but not satisfy. Essentially this video is a super rapid-fire humpfest. Watch it, but wait until you get home.  

The Art of Orlando Sanchez

Erotica // Monday, June 03, 2013
After moving to Austin, Texas, in July 2010, painter Orlando Sanchez embarked on a fresh and exciting journey to figure out a new trajectory for his artistic ambitions, sniffing out the roots of his inspirations to create and explore a new body of art. He quickly landed on the simple and universal concept of beauty, whether in nature or of the human body, and his latest series of work showcases his progress towards capturing its essence.

Dancing Anymore

Erotica // Monday, June 03, 2013
Left to his own devices in a swanky chateau for the afternoon, a teenage pool boy lets his erotic imagination run wild and weird in this hilarious video by Is Tropical for their newest single, "Dancing Anymore," directed by MEGAFORCE and produced by Kitsuné. While viewing this video you'll very likely experience some awkward flashbacks to your own hormone-driven adolescence...

Ghostly Impressions by Eric Guo

Erotica // Monday, June 03, 2013
Beijing-based photographer Eric Guo's photographs are classical and alluring, a sophisticated mix of visual beauty and emotional potency. His nudes appear on film like pale shadows of another era, faces often turned away, their languid poses suggesting an eternal, impassable longing and sadness. Surreal and timeless, Guo's unique images possess an evocative  quality that persists in the mind's eye long after viewing.

Fan Xiaoyan's Flesh and Steel

Erotica // Monday, June 03, 2013
Fan Xiaoyan was born in 1983 in Gaomi, China. In 2008 she graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, where she continues to live and work. Through the combination of soft, warm flesh against cold, hard steel, Xiaoyan constructs a jarring contrast that engages her viewers on a visual and psychological level, explaining that her metal-infused figurative sculptures are reflective of a "surrealistic virtual world in which men and women are equal... the arrival of a new era, a new kind of human being, a new power, a sensation..." 

Collage Portraits by Derek Gores

Erotica // Sunday, June 02, 2013
Born in New York in 1971, Derek Gores is a collage artist based in Melbourne, Florida, and an alumni of The Rhode Island School of Design. Through recycling ephemeral fragments of magazines, labels, data, and assorted analog and digital materials, Gores creates loosely figurative works on canvas, teasing the viewer with fleeting details suggesting the outlines of a body or the pink curves of a woman's lips.

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