States of Undress by Natasha Law

Erotica // Friday, April 25, 2014
Natasha Law's semi-nude paintings depict intimate vignettes of women getting dressed and undressed, pulling off and putting on items of clothing in vibrant color. The female body is abstracted into bold swathes of pigment, her subject's clean silhouettes almost resembling cutouts. Law was born in 1970 and lives in London. She has exhibited worldwide.

Japanese Influenced Erotica from Yuko Shimizu

Erotica // Thursday, April 24, 2014
Yuko Shimizu is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.  Newsweek Japan has chosen Yuko as one of “100 Japanese People The World Respects in 2009...

Steamy Coffee Paintings from Edel Rodriguez

Erotica // Thursday, April 24, 2014
Cuban American artist Edel Rodriguez is inspired by personal history, religious rituals, politics, memory, and nostalgia. His figurative works are and examination of identity, cultural displacement...

Benjamin Marra: American Psycho

Erotica // Thursday, April 24, 2014
"Benjamin Marra is the notorious, controversial and influential comic creator of the comic books Night Business, Gangsta Rap Posse, The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd (A Work of...

Trippy Nudes from Ana Benaroya

Erotica // Thursday, April 24, 2014
Ana Benaroya is an illustrator, artist, typographer, and designer; but above all she is a decent human being. This is quite possibly her proudest accomplishment to date. She is also the author and...

Gene Guynn 'A Life In The Woods'

Erotica // Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Gene Guynn is an artist from California. Guynn works primarily in film, developing it himself in his darkroom. His 'In The Woods' series sets female models amidst various forms of flora and fauna, both as intimate studio portraits and on location in a dreamy forest setting. The results are surreal and breathtaking.

Paintings by Kent Williams

Erotica // Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter. His is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterized by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork. Williams’ approach to his subjects is often subjective and intense. Whether through multi-figured compositional complexity and suggestive narrative, or with the straight-forward lone human form, there is often autobiographical narrative at play...  

Daniel Alexander Smith's Multiplied Bodies

Erotica // Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Daniel Alexander Smith completed a BFA in Photography at The University of Georgia. He is currently an MFA Fellow at Indiana University. His work explores the ways in which history and civilization annihilate individual identity. Recent works include The Gold Standard, an installation addressing iconism in the de-mythologized present; Corpus, a series of figural friezes investigating individual and collective identity, “Inferno,” a mural restructuring the morality of the Divine Comedy in a world without God.

The Work of Bettina Rheims

Erotica // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Bettina Rheims photographs models for the first time, placing them in a closer and more intimate relationship to herself. She captures the women waking up in the morning, still half-asleep in the throes of a beautiful agony between pleasure and suffering--what they feel in this moment can only be read in their eyes. These women pose nude or in lingerie, their skin still marked by the imprints of their undergarments.

Jordan Kasey's Rock Figures

Erotica // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Jordan Kasey's series of paintings depicting portraits as rocks seated by the ocean have a contemplative, surrealist feel, capturing a quiet human emotion through inanimate geological forms. The quality of his rendering amplifies the bizarre ruminative atmosphere of these images, making us wonder what we might look like as rock formations of our own.


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