Ray Leaning's Sexy Ladies

Erotica // Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Ray Leaning was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1959. As a teen he fell in love with rock music, motorbikes, girls, and comic book art, and after a varied early career, Leaning began studying at the Exeter College of Art, graduating with a degree in fine art in 1984. Following a brief period teaching art, he began working as a graphic designer in the field of illustrated publishing, and over the years has found time and space to pursue his first love: painting sexy ladies.

Sashiko Yuen's Food Erotica

Erotica // Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Sashiko Yuen, aka Wishcandy, describes herself a "mad nomad" currently located in the Los Angeles area. "My work is essentially a sassy candy-coated horror show," explains Yuen. "It's full of compassion, eroticism, violence, and the search for true freedom." Some of her artistic and cultural influences include retro culture, street fashion, all things kitsch, beauty, and the grotesque.

John Wellington's Internet Goddesses

Erotica // Monday, September 22, 2014
John Wellington was born in Santa Monica, California, and raised in Greenwich Village in New York City where he still resides. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA at The New York Academy of Art. His paintings have been in exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Paris. He has also shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and The Arnot Museum in New York...

Kristian Burford's Restless Nudes

Erotica // Monday, September 22, 2014
Kristian Burford was born in Waikerie, Australia in 1974. He is a graduate of the University of South Australia, and received his MFA at the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles. His photorealistic paintings capture comfortable scenes of blankets and bedrooms accompanied with the nude figure in a seamingly uncomfortable state...

Tamara Santibanez's Tattoo Inspired Artwork

Erotica // Friday, September 19, 2014
Tamara Santibanez is a Brooklyn, New York based artist who works at Saved Tattoos in Brooklyn. Her work is influenced by her interest and background in fine art printmaking, subcultural iconography, and Chicano black and grey tattooing...

Maggie West's Subliminal Photography

Erotica // Friday, September 19, 2014
Maggie West is a photographer working out of New York, Los Angeles, and London. She has produced fashion, beauty, lifestyle, sport and portrait photography and has been showcased in Vice and on Hunger TV. Her work varies fom more traditional styles of photography to subliminal hallucinatory shots incorporating collaging techniques and vibrant pops of color...

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...

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