The Dirty Show 2015
The Dirty Show is the world’s largest erotic art exhibition and is held in Detroit every Valentine’s weekend. The guest artist for this year’s event is John Waters, and he’ll be speaking on the opening night of February 12th, which is anticipated to bring a large crowd.
The Art of Bjork, Selected Images
With the release of Bjork’s newest album Vulnicura, comes another dramatically flamboyant image of the muse herself, adding to the plethora of art surrounding her. Everyone’s favorite little eclectic elf, with her imaginative sounds and inventive visual explosions has quite a portfolio of eclectic personas. We thought a compilation of our favorite images would be a feast of eye candy for us, as well as a rewarding homage to the punky diva herself.
Featured Artist: Storm Tharp
Oregonian Storm Tharp’s portraits are strange and emotive character studies, often distorted and obscured to the verge of being expressionist. Starting out as representational, they evolve into muddled, smeared and abstracted versions of the beginning image – giving them alternate identities. He even supplies his subjects with names, histories and narratives. His inspirations include 1970s American cinema and Japanese portrait prints.
The Design of Timorous Beasties
Founded in 1990 by the Scottish duo Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons - Timorous Beasties is a textile design and manufacturing company based in Glasgow, creating hand printed fabrics and wallpapers. Noted for their surreal, sumptuous and provocative designs, one critic has aptly described their work ”as William Morris on acid”.
Featured Artist: Charles Wilkin
The wonderful composites of Charles Wilkin have a linear eye with the seasoned influences of Dada, Man Ray and elements of current mass media. His simple collages are carefully edited and selected – yet seemingly deconstructed. While being tightly designed, the collages also manage to incorporate loose, almost random aspects of pure childlike abstractions, resulting in strongly blunt final images.
Peca, An Eclectix Artist Interview
Peca was born in Argentina and currently lives in Barcelona. In spite of the language barrier, we’ve tried to accurately translate her words to share with you. Her fantastic art is extremely lively, full of childlike enthusiasm and capering wildlife. Swirling and transcending in a universe of halos, her anthropomorphic flora and fauna sport the all-knowing middle eye, sometimes as a belly button. Peca’s brilliant colors and singular vision mesmerize the viewer – her crazy wonderland and surrealist creatures enchant and enthrall.