In Session // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Only a couple of more days to see this cool looking pop-up exhibition at SVA that VICE just featured called "Artsy Nudes." The concept of the show was that students in the Photography Department at SVA were "assigned to make knockoffs of famous nudes from the history of art." Here are some of the results next to their inspirations.
Erotica // Thursday, January 22, 2015
We saw this series back in 2009 at Danziger Gallery in NYC, some stunning iconic and rare Edward Weston prints from the Cole Weston Trust. The balance of nudes and nature, the shadows of sand formations versus the model's bodies make for some striking pairs. From the gallery,"Focusing on Weston's obsession with sensuous form, the show gets to the heart of Weston's work and his passion. As Huntington Curator of Photographs Jennifer Watts has written: 'Weston never cropped his photographs. He's really about finding the form and honing in on it in a clear, concise, framed way'."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
These aren’t your everyday nudes. These bodies are strange, mutated, and yet somehow retain their freakish appeal. Owvbics is a mysterious NYC artist who caught our eye on Instagram and we’ve been exploring his fantastic weirdness this week, which includes a range of works on paper.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Aleah is renowned for her ongoing ‘Aunties Project’, which comprises figural depictions of a group of the same women she has known all her life, capturing them unashamedly nude with a playful, exaggerated and Rubenesque figural style. Her new exhibition is centred around a theme that derives from several schools of thought, but predominantly Neopaganism, where each stage in a woman’s life cycle is symbolized. Her new works therefore are multi-generational, observing the female body at differing stages of life, both as separate phases and as part of a larger and necessary whole.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 07, 2014
Highlighting the dialectical relationship between anatomy and visual art, Greek artist Anastasia Mastrakouli used the nude human form in various compositions to spell out the alphabet. View the entire alphabet after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 31, 2014
This morning we take a look Victoria Selbach's nudes. Victoria uses light and shadow to as an underlying abstraction to what the mind is tuned to see: the woman and human form. The light moving throughout many of her paintings only partially reveals what is present and creates the architecture of each piece.
Erotica // Friday, February 28, 2014
Jeremy Lipking's oil paintings take a cue from the great realist tradition of the late nineteenth century, intimate portraits of reclining nudes and women in nature depicted through a mixture of open gestural touchs and sharp lifelike renderings. The human figure dominates his compositions, with Lipking's subjects often turning their faces away so that the body itself takes center stage. The son of a professional illustrator, Lipking attended the California Art Institute. He is based in Los Angeles.
Erotica // Monday, November 11, 2013
Jane Radstrom is a painter and designer based in Austin, TX. She lives a quiet life of cooking, eating, teaching, painting and scheming. 'I first studied drawing and painting at Watts Atelier California. The methods practiced in atelier schools are based on meticulous renaissance traditions of masterful realism. Then, I attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, earning a BFA in Illustration. Illustration is all about bringing ideas to life - it is art created to clearly convey specific meaning...
Erotica // Friday, June 01, 2012
Specializing in luminescent fetish, erotic foreplay, bondage, kink and all kinds of flesh based illustrative work, the nudes depicted by artist and enthusiast Van Rijnall are every part as alluring and provocative as the real thing. Like the Sirens of Greek Mythology, the appeal and lure of Van's illustrations may bring you dangerously close to believing that they are, in fact, calling out to you.