Hubert de Lartigue

Erotica // Thursday, February 23, 2012
Born in 1963 in Angers, France, hyper-realist painter Hubert de Lartigue began his art career as an illustrator, creating many covers for science fiction books and board games. In the last decade he has begun to focus on nude figure painting in the tradition of 19th century artists, his style playfully vacillating between blushing modesty and brazen sensuality.

Pit

Erotica // Thursday, February 23, 2012
Based in Lille, France, illustrator Pit mixes elements of seduction and confusion, using clean black lines that twist and tangle into erotic yet abstract forms. The content of his images unfold with the focus of the eye, like optical illusions with a satisfyingly dirty pay-off, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing mess of ink brush strokes that reveal intense, writhing girl-on-girl action.

Max Snow’s 100 Headless Women

Erotica // Thursday, February 23, 2012
In Max Snow’s upcoming show, 100 Headless Women, the walls of Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts become mausoleum walls, the space a sort of Egyptian tomb but with artifacts more mythological than memento mori. The walls are covered in rows of nude female torsos with obscured faces: a salon of ghostly mug shots. Church statues of saints have been soaked in diluted muriatic acid to dissolve their features. Snow has then carved and chipped away at them to achieve a more featureless, ghostlike form...

Regimental Oneton

Erotica // Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Montreal-based graffiti artist, illustrator, and musician Regimental Oneton specializes in dynamic large scale portraits of pop culture figures. He aptly describes his striking, provocative, and erotic style as "Taking a giant shit on contemporary art while maintaining an undeniable quality to be enjoyed by those who don't live in a false reality."

Tyson McAdoo

Erotica // Tuesday, February 21, 2012
After graduating from The Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Arts, illustrator Tyson McAdoo began working for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, and Cartoon Network. McAdoo spent several years in the cartoon and comic business before deciding to leave the industry and begin his own line of dangerously seductive art, depicting unconventional yet classically-inspired modern day pin-ups.

Josh Wool

Erotica // Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Photographer Josh Wool is a southern ex pat based in Brooklyn, NYC. Part artist and part craftsman, Wool's sensitive and graceful nude portraits are heavily influenced by his experience growing up in the south, capturing real moments in time and exposing the raw emotional core of his deep connection to his roots.

Don Lewis

Erotica // Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Illustrator Don Lewis (b. 1933 - d. 2006) created several exquisite and memorable images for Playboy Magazine in the 1960's, as well as general erotica throughout his career. Lewis attended Chicago's American Academy of Art, and his technical skill is on full display in this series of erotic illustrations featuring buxom women with come-hither glances and legs that go on for days.

Nguyen Xuan Huy

Erotica // Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1976 and currently based in Berlin, Germany, painter Nguyen Xuan Huy borrows from various aspects of art history in his sprawling tableaux, employing a Pop Art aesthetic to visually confront the traumatic legacy of the Vietnam War, specifically the birth defects caused by Agent Orange and its deleterious effects even three generations later.

Big, Bold and Beautiful

Erotica // Monday, February 20, 2012
Alberto P. Lopez II has merged two of his passions into one, displaying them just how they should be- big bold and beautiful. Lopez has created a series of large scale works focusing on The Art of the Booty. BOOM.

Femme Fatale

Erotica // Monday, February 20, 2012
Cella Gallery is pleased to present “Femme Fatale”, a group exhibition featuring the works of over 35 innovative artists handpicked by curators: Nicole Bruckman and Stephanie Chefas. An archetype in history and art, the femme fatale is a timeless figure whose mysterious beauty has inspired artists for generations. Although this seductive character is constantly evolving to represent the social views of the times, she remains a symbol of female independence and a welcomed challenge to traditional gender roles.

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