Thomas Leycester Poulton


Thomas Leycester Poulton was an English magazine and medical book illustrator, born in 1897. Upon his death in 1963 it was discovered he was also a prolific and imaginative erotic artist who produced hundreds of sketches and finished drawings of women proudly and exuberantly displaying themselves in ways shocking to conservative post-war Britain. Once one gets past the shock value it becomes clear that Poulton’s greatest talent was in portraying the human body in the sexual act, and since he did it with such rare insight many have argued he must have actually witnessed the orgies he put on paper. His ties to certain players in the 1963 Profumo scandal, breaking at the time of his death, hint that he may, in fact, have been the in-house artist at the parties that rocked the British Parliament. Poulton’s archive remained hidden from public view until the late 90s, when it turned up among the artifacts of an aging professional yachtsman who was dispersing his vast collection of erotica. Though Tom Poulton’s work tells us much about English society between 1948 and 1963, there is a universal quality to these images of joyous, uninhibited sexuality that transcends time and place.

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Sarah Lucas

A Young British Artist (YBA), Sarah Lucas has been satirizing British culture, sexuality, and gender stereotypes since the early 1990s. Often utilizing found objects, she makes confrontational, bawdy sculptures, installations, photographs, and mixed media works on paper, full of Freudian implications. Like Marcel Duchamp before her, she finds euphemistic potential in everyday items, explaining: “Things acquire, accrue a kind of powerfulness to them.” Food, furniture, pantyhose, and cigarettes are the most common objects she incorporates into her work, crafting them into abject, hyper-sexualized genitals and fragmented human bodies, alongside cast concrete and bronze sculptures. In Au Naturel (1994), an early work and a taste of what was to come, Lucas evokes a couple in bed through the choice placement of two melons and a pail next to a cucumber and two oranges on a worn mattress.

British, b. 1962, London, United Kingdom

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Marta Wakula-Mac

MA in Fine Art Education| Diploma in Fine Art Printmaking | Institute of Art, Pedagogical University, Krakow, 2003. I Member of Graphic Studio Dublin 2005-2014, Member of ZPAP and STMG Kraków. Works in linocut and etching techniques. She teaches printmaking in Pracownia Graficzna NCK in Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury, Kraków.
Awards include: Honorable award and medal in XVI International Biennale Small Graphics and ExLibris, Ostrow Wlp, Poland, Arts Council Travel and Training Award and a grant from Culture Ireland 2007.

Work in collections: National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Muzeum Archidiecezjalne in Poznan, Poland; Civic Museum of Cremona, Italy, AIB Bank, TASCQ Dublin, OPW Dublin and private collections.

She has had many solo exhibitions in Ireland and Poland and exhibits regularly in group shows worlwide.

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Joe Okwesa

I’m Joe Okwesa from London. My place of birth was Nigeria.
I’m a photographer and art director For over 20 years I have been building an online image bank.
My online image bank is holding over 900,000 photographs and is called Creating images is my life.
I eat and drink photography

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Allen Jones

A sexual statement seen as so shocking to some that one of Jones’ chairs saw acid thrown at it by a feminist protester, many see Allen Jones’ chair as an equally acidic work of sexual misogyny. Depicting a topless leather-clad woman turned into a piece of furniture, the piece equally plays on fetishism and femininity with its turning of a woman into an object. Whether this is done with a wry sense of humour or out of pure chauvinism, many cannot agree, but no one can deny how radical the piece is as a piece of sexual subversion.

Allen Jones is a British Pop artist best known for his figurative paintings and sculpture. His work is characterized by its sexual imagery and interest in traditional male and female power dynamics, alternating between celebrating and satirizing fetishes and BDSM practices. He was born on September 1, 1937 in Southampton, England and attended the Royal College of Art, where David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj were his classmates. Though Jones was expelled from the school after only one year, he went on to be included in the seminal 1961 “Young Contemporaries” exhibition, credited by the British Press with launching the English Pop Art movement. He moved to New York in 1964, where he began developing his signature erotic aesthetic. His painting Perfect Match (1966), depicting a topless and semi-abstracted woman, would mark a turning point in his art. In 1970, his installation Hatstand, Table, and Chair—three furniture pieces constructed out of female BDSM mannequins—became his most famous and controversial work. Jones now teaches was elected a Royal Academician at the Royal College of Art, where a large retrospective of his work was staged in 2015.

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Spencer John Derry

Spencer John Derry is a UK professional artist. He’s accomplished in many genres including:- Surrealism, Erotic, Outsider Art, Landscapes and Portrait drawings. His styles include illustration, ink drawings, fine art landscape painting; in colour and black and white. He draws on his imagination for a great deal of his art. He has many Influences including Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Picasso, & H. R. Giger. Music, photography and films also inspire ideas which result in depictions and images in his work.

Spencer studied BTEC Art and Design at West Cheshire Art College in Chester. He gained a Bachelor of Arts with 2.1 (Hons) at Hull School of Art, University of Humberside in 1996.

Spencer was nominated for The Erotic Award : Artist of the Year 2012. Black Sheep Gallery, (Annual Open Exhibition) 2000: Highly Commended (Traditional) & Public Vote Award (Traditional). Nominated for the Randolph Caldecott Society Award in 1991 whilst at West Cheshire Art College.

Spencer’s erotic art was exhibited at Festival of Erotic Arts, Edinburgh in June 2012. His drawings were showcased at Festival Store at 2013, Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Showbox Sodo. He has also showcased his art in local galleries including Liverpool. Most of his artwork is now displayed and sold on the internet.

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Andru Fijalkowski

Andrew Fijalkowski’s work is an impressive combination of solidity and delicacy, where emotions, feelings, and ideals are cast in appropriate media. Fijalkowski sees himself as a narrator of fact, a reflector of the individual. In what has become a faceless society he proposes the figure, as the means of expressing the frustrated emotions, faults and mistakes and alien individual feels in the society in which we live –

I concentrate on a subject which as a society we have suppressed – the individual.

Fijalkowski works alone and his pieces have a peculiarly lonely quality, a pathos that is attractive and effective in conveying his story. His training was a formative experience, not through the conventional “art school” system but a moulding and grooming by Epstein taught S. J. Osbourne for six years. Fijalkowski’s work may be seen as a progression of this tradition, but is marked out by its isolation stance and individuality.

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Brian Bolland


Brian Bolland (born 26 March 1951)[1] is a British comics artist. Best known in the UK as one of the definitive Judge Dredd artists for British comics anthology 2000 AD, he spearheaded the ‘British Invasion’ of the American comics industry, and in 1982 produced the artwork on Camelot 3000 (with author Mike W. Barr), which was DC Comics’ first 12-issue comicbook maxiseries[2] created for the direct market.[3]

His rare forays into interior art also include Batman: The Killing Joke, with UK-based writer Alan Moore, and a self-penned Batman: Black and White story. Bolland remains in high demand as a cover artist, producing the vast majority of his work for DC Comics.

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