Sensual Sumi Ink Paintings from Ray Jones

Erotica // Thursday, June 05, 2014
Born in Florida, artist and illustrator Ray Jones now lives in Brooklyn and teaches at the Harlem School of the Arts. These works created with Sumi Ink on Khadi Cotton Rag Paper come from Ray's "Winter" and "Autumn" series...

Joanna Krótka: Sweet Provocation

Erotica // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
We recently came across the work of Joanna Krótka, an illustrator and artist based out in Poland. Born in 1986, some of the attractions that delegate her creative output range from various aspects of music, fashion and comic books. There are dark undertones of macabre sexuality in the majority of her works, which we can't help but be attracted to.

Jean Andre's Gentleman Art

Erotica // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
I just fell in love. The work of French artist and provocative illustrator extraordinaire Jean Andre is everything I ever wanted. Maybe I have a soft spot for simply rendered watercolor nudes, I mean, I know I do, but his delicate and effortless perfection gets me every time. And these scarves?? Great. I adore you too. <3

Inka Järvinen for Minna Parikka

Erotica // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Inka Järvinen is a Helsinki based illustrator, graphic designer and printmaker and one of the founding partners of the design agency Tsto, established in 2010. This series of rich, collaged  prints for silk scarves was collaboration with Minna Parikka in which Inka mixed hands, legs, and other body parts with delicate patterns, forms and abstraction. 

Alexander Bergstrom's Provocative Moments

Erotica // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
It takes a certain trained eye to be able to capture the essence and perfection of seductive sexuality with the right balance of mood, lighting and composition, while still making it feel natural. I can say with confidence that photographer Alexander Bergstrom has this ability and executes it well. Sigh.....

Bruno Walpoth's Wooden Figures

Erotica // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Bruno Walpoth makes brutally beautiful life size figures out of wood, manipulating the hard, intractable material until it releases stunningly vulnerable human forms inside. The level of emotion exuding from these characters is heartbreaking, and we are happy to see that the sculptural skill and artistry of the Renaissance period is not dead yet.

New Paintings from Lee Price

Erotica // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Lee Price presents us with unsettlingly quiet portraits that merge sweets with the still moments of our private lives, either tucked in bed or bathing. The clash of food with cleansing and resting creates a bizarre cognitive dissonance that is not immediately perceptible, but the absolutely stunning ability with which she renders this scenes lulls us into an almost comatic state-- dreaming, or a sugar high?

Daemian and Christine

Erotica // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
American born photography team Daemian Smith and Christine Suarez are partners in work and life. They have linked Daemian's technical proficiency and visual proclivities with Christine's sensitivity and sophistication. They work in andem in fashion and photography, merging the femininine and masculine in a duo team that generates images of serious sensuality.

Zippora Lux Explores Italian Femininity

Erotica // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Zippora Lux creates delicate collages that pay homage to Italian womanhood. We love the movement of ethearial imaging that evoke ideas of spirituality to contrasting themes of sexuality and luxury.

Martin-Jan van Santen: Boys

Erotica // Monday, June 02, 2014
Martin-Jan van Santen's works are always an ode to beauty. After working in animation for ten years, Martin decided to move forward with his life and follow his true passion which is painting. He says he would like each of his paintings to "breathe by itself...

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