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.

Lines and Curves by Collins and Bystrom

Erotica // Monday, August 19, 2013
Check out this wonderfully sexy and thoughtful collaboration from photographers Petra Collins and Arvida Byström, created for VICE Magazine's 2013 Photo Issue. By contrasting images of the nude female body against objects with traditionally feminine characteristics, Collins and Byström effectively compose individual narratives that convey aspects of the female experience in the modern world, such as issues of body image, fertility, and self-confidence.

Jonny Ruzzo's Norns

Erotica // Monday, August 19, 2013
Born in 1990, Jonny Ruzzo currently resides in New York City, where he works as an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. His art touches upon conceptions of superficiality, sexuality, gender, and social views, and for his first solo exhibition, "Norns," Ruzzo tackled his own perceptions of femininity and beauty, as well as his own attraction to the female gender as a gay man. His work has received recognition from publications such as American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, and 3x3 Magazine, and in 2013 he was listed as one of CMYK Magazine's Top 100 New Creatives.


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