Bubble as a Metaphor

Erotica // Wednesday, May 04, 2011
In Bubble Woman, Shu Yong uses the medium of his ubiquitous bubbles by referring to today's omni-present 'bosom culture'. As bosoms have long ago outgrown the category of being mere body parts, they now play the role of a political, economic, and cultural asset by strengthening the place of one of the most important characteristics of the female body. It is conceivable today, how female breasts are blown up as an object of foam for seemingly limitless lust and power.

Cocoa Butter in the Morning

Erotica // Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Its almost swimsuit season, and 68 year old Taiwanese American painter Hilo Chen is getting ready to hit the sand.  With his hyperrealistic oil paintings of glistening, bronzed, beach babes- fresh out of a dip in the ocean- you know you shouldn't be staring but Its. So. Hard. To Look. Away....

Panorama Italiano and Gianluca Sordi

Erotica // Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Gianluca Sordi was born in Rome in 1983 and he currently lives and works there.  His photogaphs are a combination of his experience as a commercial photographer and his cinematic personal style, thanks to the digital techniques he incorporates for the final outcome.  Creating rather unusual imagery, setting natural shapes against dreamlike and unreal palettes, Sordi melts his models within his unconventional concepts.

Porn Saint and Good Evil

Erotica // Tuesday, May 03, 2011
While our bodies have emerged from the forest, our souls remain tangled in flora, battling the beasts we created. Chelsea Greene Lewyta lives, breathes and roams freely in New York City.  With multiple upcoming shows on the horizon, this recent Pratt Institute graduate and her illustrated vixens, though morbid in their anatomy, are creating a basis that is anything but ephemeral.

HorrorSleazeTrash and Ben Newman

Erotica // Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Filthy femmes, perverse pics and the talent of UK based artist Ben Newman.  Slightly gothic, fully erotic with a subliminal fixation on fantasy and putting the female in compromising situations, Newman and his fictionally consensual works may be giving him heat in the workplace- but in his world the women are the ones doing the instigating.

The Living Brush

Erotica // Monday, May 02, 2011
In the 1960's french artist Yves Klein is perhaps the most famous for his series of paintings "Anthropometries". The effect produced by this technique creates an image-transfer from the model's body to the medium. This includes all the curves of the model's body (typically female) being reflected in the outline of the image.

Love, Sex & The Purple Wolf

Erotica // Monday, May 02, 2011
Illustrator Jesse Auersalo divides his time between Brooklyn and Helsinki. His distinctive, character-driven work is marked by an aesthetic he describes as ‘polished and clean, sticky and dirty. Dark and intimidating, Jesse's the attention to detail and meticulous rendering contrast, mostly black & white or sepia creates strong iconic images that hints at highly conceptualized S&M.

Maritine Johanna goes deeper into the woods

Erotica // Monday, May 02, 2011
Floating between contemporary illustration, art nouveau and Victorian lowbrow, Martine Johanna is aiming for an artisan craftsmanship that reflects her individual handwriting and personality. The beauty of plain graphite, paper and an emotional breath is sometimes all it needs to make it work. Creating a unlikely universe in the shape of sometimes dark feminine fairy tales, where a deep bond with her inner world comes to life.

The Great Wall of Vagina

Erotica // Monday, May 02, 2011
Winner of the Erotic Signature international sculpture prize, master of the art of bondage casting and creator of his most recent masterpiece 'Great Wall of Vagina', Jamie McCartney has caught the attention of art enthusiasts, sex enthusiasts and basically everyone enthusiastic about this extremely erotic, socially conscious installation that has been 5 years in the making.

The Classical Exhibitionist- Phil Hale's Record Separator

Erotica // Monday, May 02, 2011
Phil Hale is one of the most compelling and unpredictable painters working in Britain today. His work has been largely concerned with the struggle to integrate form and abstraction into psychologically powerful and coherent forms.  An American figurative painter with a long history of creating emmensley skilled works that can be deemed as classical as their counterparts, Hale reaches a sense of almost voyeuristic exhibitionism in his new works entitled 'Record Separator.'

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