Image by Ren Hang
Our terrifying Agonists featured in 2015′s halloween video are #2817, #3437, #3233, #3304, #2817, #3238, #3269, #3479, #3361, #3266, #3461, #3250, #3335, #3308, #3363, #3447, #3382, #3389, #3261, #3237, #2150 with #2151, #3448, #3491, #3492, #3283, #3309, #3453, #3339, #3455, #3288 and #3316.
Born and raised in Shanghai, Shen Wei is an artist based in New York City. His series, “I Miss You Already” is a self-portrait project that reveals the process of self reflection and self discovery.
“It is a provocative way to explore my sense of security though understanding the tension between freedom and boundaries. Each image from this series is at once a moment of introspection, and rebellion. Memory, fantasy, anxiety, seduction and emptiness often lead to these narratives. Making these self-portraits is an experience of emotional release, a way to express my desire for openness and possibility, as well as a step towards learning acceptance. While this project is my awakening response to liberation and hope, it also represents a universal search for our place in nature and society.”
Definitely one of the best things I’ve seen this week ♥
“Celebrating art and the Hitachi Magic Wand, simultaneously!”
Madonna Adoring the Hitachi by Correggio
It’s all in the small detail, loving these painterly self portraits from Japanese Artist, Noriko Yabu.
Beautifully detailed works from Chicago based Illustrator and painter, Megan Diddie ♥
We ♥ this work from Turkish artist, Zeynep Beler.
Loving these illustrations from Mrzyk & Moriceau, ♥ “A drawing a day keeps the Dr away.”
I’ve been seeing these do the rounds at tumblr, ♥ them! Psychedelic Animated Illustration from Canadian Artist, Jean-Francois Painchaud aka Phazed.
Sexy stuff from Will Hoffman and Julius Metoyer.
“About a year ago, the California-based director duo Will Hoffman and Julius Metoyer began exploring how sex is portrayed in film, and found themselves unsatisfied with their discoveries. LOVER sees them defining the essence of the sexual act in its truest form. Casting a friends and Craigslist finds in LA, the pair embarked on a week-long mission to document the couples in the intimate surroundings of their bedrooms.” – NOWNESS
Love a good long portrait ♥
Pretty work from Turkish Artist, Elif Sanem Karakoc. I particularly love her Break My Body series shared on her Behance page.
Beautifully intimate Imagery from Spanish Artist, Melania Brescia.
Brooklyn based Russian artist Alexandra Rubinstein painted this series of un-cropped stills taken from vintage porn films made during the Golden Age of Porn that was launched with the well-known “Deep Throat”. Inspired by the title of the 1985 movie, they highlight the shots taken of women’s faces – which are less emphasized in contemporary videos. This disparity questions progression in sexuality and value placed on female pleasure as pornography became more accessible and mainstream. The portraits also explore the emotional states of the women in these films. While the styling and acting portray a romanticized version of reality, the faces suggest more honest emotions like vulnerability and withdrawal – left up for interpretation of the viewer.
She has also painted a series of hearthrob celebrity men performing cunnilingus last year which is worth checking out too!
Our lovely Laney talks about Beautiful Agony in this interview with the Chamber Boys. She also judges the two interviewers on their “agonies”, and let’s them in on what sometimes happens here at BA HQ. Enjoy!
The next time you masturbate, put on a big smile!
Here are ten healthy reasons why you should be masturbating regularly.
Representing Star Wars Day 2015 for Beautiful Agony is Agonist #1899 with her Han Solo DL-44 blaster necklace!
It is so strange that this is from a legit TV show in Japan! Contestants are given handjobs while singing karaoke, and the outcome is hilarious! See the full video here.
Ren Hang’s photography is bizarre, taboo, filthy… but we can’t stop looking at his work! There’s something so beautiful and visually stimulating about his portraits, and we’re glad that there’s so much of it to look at in the interwebs. Some NSFW images below, and more on his website.
A lot of these expressions look like Agonies!