The woodblock-inspired ink paintings of visual artist, musician, and all around colorful individual Zane Fix have completely stolen my heart. Informed by Fix's fascination with subjects as diverse as Japanese legends, street fashion, and theatre and suffused with a unique sense of humor, his fluid-lined images have been an eye-catching feature at the Union Square artists' market in New York City for several years.
My favorite pieces are his portraits of women--all of whom are glamorous, but whose attitudes range from flirtatious to kinky to outright aggressive. It doesn't hurt that the gun-slinging, culture-crossing vixen in the image below could be a sister to Meiko Kaji's Matsu from the "Female Prisoner Scorpion" Pink Films:
Rice-paper prints of Zane Fix's art are available directly from the artist at his website JapPopArt.com at very reasonable prices (hooray for accessible art!). I know my prints look hella-fierce here in the Apartment of Erotic Horror--don't your walls deserve some brightening up as well?