Irene Alfaro's Oil Paintings

Erotica // Thursday, July 17, 2014
Irene Alfaro creates strange, raw paintings that feature scenes placing humans in claustrophobic compositions. Visual exemplifications of anxiety seem to inhabit these works, and the painterly rendering creates an emotional atmosphere. Rendered in washes and slicks of oil paint, these portraits reveal a raw hummanness to the bodies represented.

The Dark, Erotic World of Akino Kondoh

Erotica // Thursday, July 17, 2014
Born in Chiba, Japan, Akino Kondoh is an artist whose work spans various media from animation to manga to painting. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has been living in New York for the past six years. Kondoh's illustrations have an otherworldly feel to them, and the subtle erotic undercurrents are handled with a unique and somber touch. 

Nick J's Digital Nudes

Erotica // Thursday, July 17, 2014
Nick J is a wizard with a tablet. These photoshop renderings of nude models have an intensely painterly feel, and he wields the digital brush with as much sensitivity and nuance as many traditional oil painters do. Some might say that the idea of digital painting is ludicrous in itself, but the ability to work out blends and color schemes without the chemical and tactile hazards of sticky paint and solvents is quite appealing to many. Nick J may be one of them, and he's doing it well.

David Bellemere on the beach with Tosca Dekker

Erotica // Thursday, July 17, 2014
David Bellemere teams up with luxury retailer Aishti for a sexy beach shoot with Tosca Dekker evoking the unforgettable Bo Derek in 10. Rocking a typical spring-break-in-Acapulco cornrow look, Dekker manages to augment the sex factor of this hairdo fourfould. Featuring beautifully cut swimwear and lingerie, this photoshoot is a fresh, sexy reimagination of pedestrian beachy fashion.

Andrea Hasler's Matriarch

Erotica // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
'My work offers models of relational aesthetics that are undesirable at first glance in terms of the ideal tie between desire and the social sphere. It speaks of nature, which references existentialist moments within the repetitive scenario between power and struggle, consumed and consumer, subject and object, action and reaction in popular culture...

Giordano Cipriani's Underwater Lust

Erotica // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Born in Rome, Giordano started following in the footsteps of his father, a professional underwater photographer and Champion of the World of Underwater Photography. After becoming respected in his own right as an underwater photographer, Giordano moved on to the land and began working as a travel and reportage photographer...

Stanley Borack's Classic American Pin-Ups

Erotica // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Stanley Borack was born January 23, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY and painted covers for pulp magazines and sold freelance illustrations to pulp magazine covers Best Western, Complete Western Book, Western Novels & Short Stories, and Western Short Stories...

BLAISE CEPIS: All We Have Is Ice Water & Hot Sauce

Erotica // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Blaise Cepis is an artist that lives and works in New York City. Blaise does not consider himself as a photographer, nor has he studied photography, yet his gorgeous, stark and abstract compositions seem to occur almost effortlessly...

Amanda Mocci's Graphite Portraits

Erotica // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Amanda Mocci creates flowing graphite portraits of various cultural figures, including artists, models, musicians and other influential creatives. Mocci also incorporates various mediums and methods to create new textures that are visual candy for the eye. Mocci is from Montreal, Quebec.

Milo Moire Attends Art Basel Naked

Erotica // Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Several weeks ago, Swiss performance artist Milo Moire arrived at Art Basel in Switzerland completely naked, except for her shoes, a pair of glasses and the words "pants," "bra" and "jacket" written on her body. She wasn't allowed into the event as a result. When interviewed, Moire responded that "the art market needs the peculiarity of art...without this quality, even the prestigious Art Basel only sells illusions."

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