Alyssa Monks – Figurative Realism Oil Painting

Alyssa Monks

“Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design – islands of color with activated surfaces – while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else.”

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Jeremy Forson

“There are so many hammocks to catch you if you fall, so many laws to keep you from experience. All these cities I have been in the last few weeks make me fully understand the cozy, stifling state in which most people pass through life. I don’t want to pass through life like a smooth plane ride. All you do is get to breathe and copulate and finally die. I don’t want to go with the smooth skin and the calm brow. I hope I end up a blithering idiot cursing the sun – hallucinating, screaming, giving obscene and inane lectures on street corners and public parks. People will walk by and say, “Look at that drooling idiot. What a basket case.” I will turn and say to them “It is you who are the basket case. For every moment you hated your job, cursed your wife and sold yourself to a dream that you didn’t even conceive. For the times your soul screamed yes and you said no. For all of that. For your self-torture, I see the glowing eyes of the sun! The air talks to me! I am at all times!” And maybe, the passers by will drop a coin into my cup.”
~Henry Rollins

Artwork by Jeremy Forson

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177 – Erin Elizabeth Kelly Photography

Today’s Titty Tuesday is delightfully graced with the images of London/Dublin-based photographer,

Erin Elizabeth Kelly (EEK). 

All images below were shot by EEK (excluding gifs). Please enjoy the eye candy!

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Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day, almost!

Whether you’re single or taken, I hope you have FUN this V-Day,  and I hope you feel inspired to love differently (mix it up a bit).  If you’re feeling lonely, then give love. Show love. We can all use more of it. It doesn’t solely need to be romantic/eros. Love is friendship, your family, offering that homeless person a beer or a cup of coffee (be warned sometimes they yell or throw things at you but don’t worry about it), breaking bread with that elderly couple, helping a disabled person or a mother with her stroller up those steep, crowded MTA stairs, or that tiny girl with her gigantic luggage. And with all of this snowfall in NYC lately, offer to help shovel the sidewalks. Maybe it’s cooking dinner together, watching a movie and cuddling or maybe you will go on a magical date with your loved one or toss dollar bills out at the strip club. Or like me, maybe you’ll go dancing and listen to music that keeps a smile on your face (my loves) with friends. Whatever you choose to do with your day, I want you to feel good about it. V-Day might be much more fun if we had more random acts of kindness, less commercialism and more human interaction.


“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
~Rumi
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The Endorphin Project

SUPAKITCH x Damien elroy Vignaux x LOVATRON

“Endorphin” is a project of web series featuring contemporary artist Supakitch integrally tattooing the body of a canvas/model, Angie Jenkins, aka Lovatron.

The process spans over 10 sessions and episodes of 3mn length. Each session takes place in a different and remarkable location around the world, starting with Le Bain at The Standard Hotel High Line in New York City:

The series is shot by Berlin-based fashion photographer and director Damien “Elroy” Vignaux.

Elroy has successfully directed a video showing the making off of a mural painting by Supakitch and accomplice Koralie at the People’s Art Museum of Goteborg, Sweden (http://vimeo.com/15076572), watched more than one million times to date, and counting.

Music composed by Guillaume Kläaar of Oblast

“Endorphin” is looking for a cutting edge brand to participate in the web series development.

Contact: Joss Hirsch @ Bovary productions : joss.hirsch@gmail.com
Lovatron by Damien Elroy Vignaux The Standard Hotel NYC

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Photos above by Damien elroy Vignaux. More here:

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