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.

Wearable Art Collection by Viktor & Rolf

Fashion // Friday, July 10, 2015
Amsterdam-based fashion house Viktor & Rolf showcased their Wearable Art collection at the mezzanine space of Palais de Tokyo during Paris' Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2015 fashion week. In front of the audience, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren took the paintings, one by one, and draped them on the models, before they sashayed down the catwalk.

Porcelain Sculptures by Katharine Morling

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 10, 2015
Katharine Morling, an award-winning ceramic artist, has been creating sculptures in porcelain inspired by her personal narrative since 2003. Her signature monochromatic style is highlighted by the fact that her work is fired without glaze, accentuating the drawn quality of the work.

The Picnic Posters of Steve Frykholm

Design // Friday, July 10, 2015
In 1970, a young Steve Frykholm arrived at the legendary Herman Miller Furniture Company, where Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard and George Nelson built their reputations and created the canon of modern furniture design. It wasn’t long before Steve began making waves of his own with a series of screen printed posters for the annual company picnic.

Watch: The Element Perspective with French Fred

Photography // Friday, July 10, 2015
Our friends at Element just introduced the latest installment of their Perspective t-shirts featuring innovative filmmaker and photographer, French Fred.

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