Artist Spotlight: The Men of Erotica

It takes a sexy man to make a sexy piece of art. Well, here’s five sexy men who are bringing you eight sexy pieces of art. Find out more about the guys behind the art in Erotica by Brian Centrone.

Terry Blas

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Terry Blas is the illustrator and writer behind the web series Briar Hollow and creator and writer of the comic, Here Nor There. His art has been used on covers for Bravest Warriors and Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake. He also contributed art to Compete Magazineto promote Ben Cohen’s Stand Up Foundation, combating bullying and homophobia. He is the host of the pop culture examination, The Gnerd Podcast. He loves comics, movies, unicorns, cheese and Diet Coke. Find him at

Alan Bennett Ilagan

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Alan Bennett Ilagan is a freelance writer and amateur photographer who resides in upstate New York. A graduate of Brandeis University, Ilagan has been published in Instinct, xy magazine, Windy City Times, Q Northeast, Metroland, and Community. He has been profiled in Unzipped, Genre, and Upstate Magazine. His photography has been featured in several solo exhibitions, and he served as the Gallery Manager at the Romaine Brooks Gallery in Albany, NY until 2012. He has lived with his husband Andy since 2000. More of his work may be found at

luke kurtis

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luke kurtis is a Georgia-born interdisciplinary artist focusing on the intersection of photography, writing, and design. Self-portraiture is an ongoing element of the artist’s photography as well as an interest in art/architecture, nature/abstraction, and digital collage/video. Bookmaking is a primary activity as it fuses the visual and the literary beyond gallery walls and into the hands of viewers. He has exhibited work in galleries and alternative spaces around the country. INTERSECTION, his debut museum solo exhibition, opened at Massillon Museum in March 2014. He lives and works in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Visit him at

Rob Ordonez

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Rob Ordonez studied at the International Center of Photography in 2007. He has shown work in several NYC galleries, including Leslie Lohman, Munch, and Prince George. His photos have appeared in various publications, including PMc, The Latino Show, Time Out, Millennium, Fashion Faces, and Vicissitude. A book of Rob’s work LUSTROUS is available from He is an aspiring actor and director with his own IMDB page. Find out more about Rob at