Violeta Hernandez "Afrodea" @ FIFTY24MX Gallery, Mexico City

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 22, 2013
Our friends and colleagues in Mexico City @ FIFTY24MX Gallery are set to open a great new exhibition, Afrodea, featuring a new set of erotic-themed paintings and illustrations by Violeta Hernandez. Based in what is becoming a creative hotspot in Monterrey, Mexico, Hernandez sites the likes of Mark Ryden, James Jean, and Leonora Carrington amongst her influences. 

A Sexy Animation from Adams Carvalho

Erotica // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
This super sexy animation from Adams Carvalho also has a wonderfully charming tactile feel to it. By rotoscoping over film, Carvalho gives a cartoonish feel to this simple character as she performs a sexy little dance, allowing the hand of the artist to seep into the project. We love the simple use of white to demarcate the t-shirt and blackspots to create moments of shadow and depth. Though simple, this animation was sure to have taken a lot of work and effort, and we love the outcome in this lovely little homage to a lover.

Han's Keller's "Paper Dress"

Erotica // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
"Paper Dress" is a photoseries documenting the concept, design and photography work of Hans Keller exploring the paper dress as an art object. "I was curious as to what extent paper can be used to affect the appearance of the human body," says Keller, "I would ask my models to move about, exploring restrictions and possibilities in their garments. I photographed the often startling results. After nearly four years of experiments I feel there is still much more to be found out."

Brano Hlavac's Graphic Work

Erotica // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Brano Hlavac is one of those artists whose work can be difficult to pinpoint. His artwork jumps from style to style, expressing the range of skills and ideas, yet there is always a common theme of sexiness and appreciation for the human form. Some works have a progressive drive due to their cut-and-paste aesthetic. Others have a more graphic design vibe. Whether it's for commercial use or fine art, Hlavac tries to present vivid conceptions in an explosive manner.

Nudes by Zachary Knoles

Erotica // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Zachary Knoles created an ongoing series of personal figurative paintings, some from photo reference or live models, others from imagination. It's interesting to see the variance in the outcome of these pieces given the process and reference utilized.

The Girls of Manuel Rebello

Erotica // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Manuel Rebello is a spanish artist whose illustrations combine sexy vector girls with pithy statements, creating hip contemporary images that lend themselves well to fashion. Rebello works mainly in monochrome, placing emphasis on iconic figures and faces.

Bruce Minney's Kitschy Kink

Erotica // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Bruce Minney was a prolific American artist who worked a variety of media. He was a commercial illustrator for over forty years, producing paintings for men's adventure magazines, paperbacks and storyboards. These particular illustrations capture the kind of kitschy kink characteristic of the era.

Rowan Newton's Confident Women

Erotica // Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Rowan Newton is a painter and illustrator from South London. Rowan paints that which he finds beautiful, and so he often captures the confidence of women with equally confident brush strokes, but does not lose the delicateness of their femininity. His work is full of texture with splatter, drips, and layering complimenting the depth of his artistic subjects. Rowan’s process is a re-imagining of beauty and a representation of it in a whole new way.  

Illustrator Marta de Andres

Erotica // Monday, August 19, 2013
Marta de Andrés is a 24 year-old artist based in Spain who is currently working as an illustrator and matte painter. She has a love for all artistic disciplines, but after completing her Fine Arts degree she discovered her passion: matte painting and concept art. Digital art has enabled Andrés to work freelance and embark on a variety of projects from music album covers to background illustrations, amongst many others.  Her mastery of digital painting techniques is especially evident in her fantasy and nude artwork, where her women possess sex appeal, poise, and a true individual nature that sets them apart.

Willy Vanderperre and The Last Breath of Summer

Erotica // Monday, August 19, 2013
With the languid days of summer quickly drawing to a close, we thought this photoshoot by Willy Vanderperre would be a fitting ode to summer's last breath. Taken in 2010 for i-D Magazine, the photo spread features the always stunning Miranda Kerr, dressed in girlish school gear yet seemingly reluctant to abandon her summer routine, as if caught in a dreamy haze, unwilling to let the season fade into frost and fallen leaves.


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