The Paintings of Alexandra Manukyan

Erotica // Monday, April 28, 2014
Words from Alexandra Manukyan: "The central theme that unites all my paintings examines how seemingly separate and isolated life experiences actually disguise the extent of our individual and communal bonds. The “masks” and...

Stefan Feldkeller's 'Heart Release'

Erotica // Friday, April 25, 2014
Stefan Feldkeller is a German photographer currently living and working in Dusseldorf, Germany. His 'Heart Release' series sets naked bodies in motion, hurling his subjects through atmospheric, ambiently-lit space. Feldkeller is part of an art collective in Dusseldorf called Gruppe Half. Gruppe Half views photography as a postmodern form of expression and see the medium's claims to truth, neutrality and representative of reality as outdated.

Stephen Byrne: 'If Male Superheroes Were Treated Equally by Pin-up Artists'

Erotica // Friday, April 25, 2014
Stephen Byrne is an illustrator working in games/animation/storyboarding/comics. He is based in Dublin and Seattle. In what could be the beginning of a series, Byrne envisions what would happen if pin-up artists were to take on sexed-up illustrations of male superheroes. About the works, Byrne writes: 'I fear I may have gone too far this time.' We don't Stephen!

Alana Dee Hayne's Etched Bodies

Erotica // Friday, April 25, 2014
You may recognize the work of Alana Dee Haynes from her interview in Juxtapoz's April 2014 issue, and today we thought we'd highlight the erotic nature of her mixed media works. Haynes transforms photographs with intricate geometric patterns, sheathing nude bodies in tattoo-like decorative pen strokes. She is based in NYC.

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.

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