Remembering Oz Magazine

Erotica // Friday, January 24, 2014
Oz was a popular underground magazine in London during the late 1960's. It was about sex, drugs, rock&roll, fantasy, love, freedom & waking up, and it was one of the most visually exciting publications of its time. Several editions included psychedelic wrap-around or pull-out posters and the cover of Oz #11 included a collection of multi-color stickers. 

Adara Sánchez Anguiano

Erotica // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Adara Sánchez Anguiano was born in Sevilla in 1987. 'I’ve always had pencils in my hands, it’s impossible to know when I started drawing. I learnt to draw at the same time as I learnt to count and read. I started my Fine Art degree in my born place, but I finished it between Belgium and Cuenca. After that I got a master in illustration in Barcelona. Now I’ve come back to the south again, I spend the days enjoying the sun and attending commission from all over the world.'

Joao Ruas: Interviewed by Zach Tutor

Erotica // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Joao Ruas will be presenting his 3rd solo show, "Verso," at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California on Saturday, February 1st.  The former Fables cover artist will present 19 new works, a video installation, polaroids and a mural.  Under a rushed schedule and early morning emails Joao and I discussed his ideas behind the show, his sense of place and snow flakes:  

LA Art Show: Tom Dash

Erotica // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Last weekend we took a trip to the LA Art Show to browse the array of galleries, both local and international, and to see what the world had to offer this time. After a near mind melting trip to both Art Basel in Miami and Israel to experience their creative scene, I'd thought that my level of visual inbut had been exhausted- but not quite. The most exciting erotic installation I found at the LA Art Show was by the talents of Tom Dash, with Michael Borgni Fine Art- a rich a provocative collection of acrylic collages on canvas from 2013.

Light and Shadow: Keinyo White

Erotica // Thursday, January 23, 2014
Keinyo White is an incredibly talanted watercolor artist. In this series, light and shadow dance across the female form. His attention to detail and most notably lighting brings his subjects life. Keinyo displays his knowledge of what it takes to be a technical artist: “I don't think the majority of artists working today have the technical capacity for portraiture..."

Michael Reedy's Anatomical Illustrations

Erotica // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Michael Reedy has created a beautifully grotesque series of anatomical figure drawings. His ability to use and omit color when needed shows his refined intuition for composure. Michael is technically schooled in anatomy and has been able to artistically render images we would normally see in a science textbook.

Don Brown's YOKO

Erotica // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Don Brown is a UK sculptor currently based out of London. YOKO is one of Don's most recent projects. When he first began creating lifelike sculptures, Don used himself as the subject and eventually started to use his spouse as his muse. His figures are fifty to seventy-five percent smaller than the subject, which he says makes the observer intuitively feel protective over them. Don maticulously creates each pristine piece by hand, without the use of molds or any other aid.

Apollonia Saintclair's Vivid Black and Whites

Erotica // Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Apollonia Saintclair presents her audience something oh so relatable. In the cover piece entitled "Alone on New Year's Eve" her subject is nude and passed out with a bottle of champagne. Apollonia approaches her work in an honest way simply stating "Ink is my blood. I draw for my own sake and for your pleasure. A long-time resident of the Old World, I split my time between the kitchen and my studio."

The Work of Michel Mammi

Erotica // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Michel Mammi is a comic artist, character designer and illustrator whose buxom deer-girls and sci-fi-femmes will certainly get your nerd juices flowing. Great usage of color and digital finishes on traditionally-drawn designs. Mammi is based in Scandiano, Italy. 

The Art of Little Thunder

Erotica // Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Little Thunder is a comic artist from Hong Kong whose distinctly sweet-and-sultry style draws from comics, anime and pinup art. Little Thunder carries a big name in Hong Kong, despite her moniker, and recently had a very successful show in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, as part of the release of her new art book. The book chronicles the progression of her work over ten years of illustrating; a hefty volume and huge accomplishment.

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