OneQ is a perfect example of how our image-laden society, along with her early artistic influences, can cultivate an imaginative mind. The accessories, positioning, and come-hither glances give each character that sultry and provocative feel.
Masami Teraoka believes everything in human life relates to sexuality. As an artist, he feels compelled in breaking down barriers and pushing boundaries and taboos. Born is Japan in 1936, Masami Teroaka moved to the US during the 1960’s and began illustrating provocative subject matter.
Chéri Hérouard was ahead of the times and used the cultural attitudes as an inspiration to perfectly capture Parisian society participating on the fringe of sexual expression. Here’s a tribute to the French illustrator and artist who was famous for creating sadomasochistic “spanking novels.”
Hilde Atalanta is the creative force behind the Vulva Gallery. Her popular website showcases a series of adorable illustrations of zoomed in vulvas. An empowering artist, Hilde Atalanta is using her art for celebrating the diversity of female genitalia. Her inspiring messages along with whimsical illustrations is teaching women to be more accepting of their vulvas.
The classic pin-up style has long been an American obsession and is aesthetically evolving since the cheeky cheesecake days. Artists like Raffaele Marinetti are changing the way pin-up art looks. Not only are his characters powerful, they have a dimensional quality mixed with the classic centerfold stylings.
McGeachin’s watercolor series has technology taking center stage but in a very subtle way. She embeds each bedroom scene with some type of a modern device as the subjects sensually pose for semi-nude selfies. What Jordyn McGeachin is showing is that technology is always in reach, even while having sex—just like in real life.
Explore the poster series of Bizarre Love with illustration and graphic designer Francesco Tortorella. His unique blend of captivating imagery explores how relationships, love, and sex are a lot like bargaining chips. We are propelled into a world that is both erotically thrilling and dangerous.