I came across the works of Fernando Vicente this Christmas. The exhibition was tucked away in a gallery hidden behind a painfully hip art bookshop in Madrid. The show hosted the entirety of his “Venus” series, the latest exhibition from the spanish illustrator. These images do not, in truth, represent the most elevated or cerebral art I have showcased on this blog. I did however enjoy this fun, sexy and slightly disturbing take on feminine glamour. The girls are painted over prints of anatomical illustrations, creating a simple but jarring juxtaposition between inside an out. I was left with an uneasy awareness of my own fascination with beauty… and what lies beneath.