Paintings and Pastels by Lisa Yuskavage @ David Zwirner, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 15, 2015
Lisa Yuskavage currently has an exhibition of paintings and pastels on view at David Zwirner in New York. Yuskavage’s works merge popular culture and a deep engagement with the history of art. Widely associated with a re-emergence of the figurative in contemporary painting, she has always maintained the primacy of color, with her narratives intricately based in her use of paint. In this new selection of works, atonal and prismatic spectrums appear as personifications of themselves, and her characters become...

Succubus: The Work of Alva Bernadine (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
We posted about Alva Bernadine recently on the site, and we forgot that the artist helped us with the Guy Bourdin story we ran a few months back.Today, we show you the series, "Succubus," and the explanation of the series in the artist's own words...

Neil Craver's Underwater Photography (NSFW)

Erotica // Monday, April 27, 2015
From Neil Craver's series, Underwater Nude Rock Quarry: "This photographic series is visual voyage of metamorphosis; into the Subconscious waters of the mind. The ultimate metaphysical quest into the undercurrent of consciousness."

Skilled NSFW Oil Paintings by Matt R. Martin

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Matt R. Martin has been drawing as long as he can remember. He started painting in 2007 after being influenced by surrealism and representational art. Martin’s technical skill is quite something to behold, even if the subjects are mysteriously reclined in tangled intrigue.

New Works by Lisa Yuskavage @ David Zwirner, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lisa Yuskavage has always been one of our favorite artists working in the blue chip world of contemporary art, because we always felt like she connected with some of the greats of both fine artwork, pop-culture, and almost erotic surrealism that we have covered for the last few decades. And her new show, opening on April 23 at David Zwirner's beautiful space in Chelsea, is a stunning collection of paintings, both incandescent and fairy tale enchanting.

A History of Pulp, PG-13 Erotica, and Illustration in One Auction

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Well this is a lot of fun. A few years ago, you may remember Juxtapoz printing a cover story on Hard Case Crime, a book publisher bringing back the pulp vibes and a little salacious fun of times of past. Well, Heritage Auctions has a crazy auction of Illustrative Art that covers both the past and present in pulp art, naughty things, and just some classic illustrations. From Dink Siegel, Hilo Chen, and the 1980's vibes of Patrick Nagel, this auction is classic. 

The Lightness and Subtle Darkness of Can Dagarslani

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
There is so much to look at in the photos of Can Dagarslani. What appears to be subtle turns out to be almost mind-bending, and the simplicity makes way for such a great aesthetic and eye. Here is the rundown on Can: "Graduating in 2006 from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Art, Istanbul, Can Dagarslani aged 28, became increasingly more interested in photography while studying architecture. It all began in 2003 when Dagarslani started working on landscape shoots of different places that would bring out each city’s architectural plan. When Dagarslani discovered analography, his digital camera was putted aside for an analog camera that triggered his passion for photography."

Don't Be Afraid of Some Nude Hikers: Photography by Roshan Adhihetty

Photography // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Really, who is scared of a little nude hiker? They are just trying to get back to their natural state, no pun intended (is that a pun? Is this the right post for puns?). Swiss photographer Roshan Adhihetty has documented a series of men who hike in the nude, free from constraints, poison ivy be damned, examing the relationship between our naked selves and nature around us. Don't be afraid and get out there!

Perspective Nudes, Reflections and the Photography of Alva Bernadine (NSFW)

Erotica // Saturday, April 18, 2015
We are getting a kick out of the bizarro scenarios that photographer Alva Bernadine has compiled over his career. He does nudes, but he finds the most uncomfortable and teasing way to present models, sometimes in very confrontational ways, sometimes controversial, and sometimes very public ways. He proclaims "I AM A ONE MAN SUBCULTURE." One should own it. 

The Dramatic Works in Water by Tomohide Ikeya (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 17, 2015
We aren't sure about you, but the fear of drowning overwhelms us. Maybe its living by the ocean all our lives, maybe its watching Jaws at the wrong age, or perhaps just the fact that the ocean is a scary ass place where nature always wins. Tomohide Ikeya is an incredible photographer who creates intense scenarios with the help of models and actors that have us both intrigued and stressed in the same breath. This selection is across three series, Wave, Breath, and Moon. To call some of these death shots is sort of an uncomfortable title, but the nudity and odd peace of some of the subjects is quite intense. 

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