Dronestgram contest winners

Photography // Sunday, July 12, 2015
For their second edition with over 5000 entries submitted, Dronestgram along with National Geographic hosted the 2015 drone Aerial photography contest. The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts including National Geographic photographer Ken Geiger (Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer) as well as Jean-Pierre Vrignaud, Editor in Chief of National Geographic France and Dronestagram.

"Invisible College" @ the Fort Wayne Museum Of Art

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 11, 2015
Dedicated to the energy and strength of its growing visibility and recognition, Invisible College explores the aesthetics of a movement that has devised its own course; one that has been largely defined outside of institutional contexts...

Thomas Mailaender’s “Illustrated People”

Photography // Saturday, July 11, 2015
Artist Thomas Mailaender’s series “Illustrated People” skillfully combines performance art and photography. In this series, Mailaender applied original negatives from the Archive of Modern Conflict to his subject’s skin while he projected a UV lamp over the negatives. He then photographed the images projected as burns on his subjects, using human skin as photosensitive paper.

Ace Hotel x WeTransfer Billboard Project in Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 10, 2015
As you may have seen from past collaborations, the Ace Hotel is one of our favorite hotels and creative teams. They have really been the leaders of turning a hotel into a destination of art and culture, and we appreciate that and like that they have hotels in most of the cities we travel to. And now in downtown Los Angeles, they have teamed up with WeTransfer to create an ongoing billboard art project. First up is Brian Roettinger.

Ian Francis "The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer" @ Lazarides, London

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 10, 2015
Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to announce a major exhibition of multifaceted paintings by British artist Ian Francis.The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer is focused on a new series of mixed media works depicting the coexistence of beauty and destruction in modern society. The show runs now through August 1, 2015.

“Freedom Towers” by Ali Cherkis

Photography // Friday, July 10, 2015
Photographer Ali Cherkis in her series “Freedom Towers,” documents men sunbathing outside of the Freedom Tower. She describes her work as being influenced by the alienation of moving back to New York City. Cherkis writes “Dominating the Manhattan skyline, the Freedom Tower is a symbol of supreme hubris-- the middle finger, the massive cock of America-- and a tremendously profitable real estate venture.

The Art of ESAYDE @ Book and Job Gallery, SF

Illustration // Friday, July 10, 2015
ESAYDE is a San Francisco based Illustrator whose work is influenced by strange fantasy and skate punk subculture. This show is compiled of work from 2013-15 and features an array of ink drawings, paintings and frantic weirdness. 

Each Line One Breath in Gold & Black By John Franzen

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 10, 2015
A single straight line is where John Franzen begins and with each following line, created with a single breath, strives to imitate the line before it. What emerges are unique meditations. Franzen had a creative inner world as a child, moving around Germany until settling in Belgium at six years old. There he spent time in nature and began to study art. After school he worked as a woodcutter and nature-pedagogue, and his life as an independent artist is mainly marked by an intimate, self-paced career.

Pejac in Tokyo

Street Art // Friday, July 10, 2015
During his recent Asian trip, Pejac visited Tokyo where he created a series of new effective street works. Being a huge fan of Japanese culture and tradition, Spanish artist cleverly used familiar images and symbols in these works. 

The Caretaker by Amir H. Fallah

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 10, 2015
Amir H. Fallah makes portraits that have nothing to do with the way an individual looks. After choosing a subject—a friend, acquaintance, or, in the case of his Nerman exhibit, someone who was a complete stranger when he began, Fallah excavates the person’s life. He visits the home, taking in furniture and décor and combing through the possessions, mementos and other treasures that speak to the values and relationships that define the inner self. Given the billion-dollar industry that serves people’s concern with how they present their outer selves, it’s a subversive approach, made all the more so by Fallah’s practice of covering his subjects in fabric, drapery, or other materials, so that we don’t see their physical features at all.

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