Visual Assemblage of Art History

Birthed after the invention of paper, the process of collage persevered throughout every art movement and utilized nearly every type of medium. Ariel Chiesa, an Art Director from Argentina continues the tradition with skill and thoughtful consideration.

Her work reads as visual assemblages of art history constructed with pieces of Modernism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Pop Art and Postmodernism.

Ariel Chiesa on Flickr

©All Images are courtesy of Ariel Chiesa. All rights reserved by fotosdealmanaque

Ian Evenstar @ The Downtown LA Artwalk

Join Ian Evenstar and fellow LA photographers on Thursday, Sept. 8th @ 8pm for a diverse look at Los Angeles.

The exhibit will be featured at The Art Walk Lounge located at 634 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Exhibiting photographers are: Hugh Siegman, Ian Evenstar, John Wood, Jung Kim, Robin Black, Joseph Colombo, Qathryn Brehm, Ysa Adams, Marguerite Garth, Ella Batalon, Ellen Cantor and Ron Talley.

Read the Examiner’s full article on the exhibit.

The Obsolete Format of Media and Identity

Nick Gentry is part of a generation that grew up surrounded by obsolete media formats such as floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and cassettes. Using these expired disk formats as the canvas for his portraits, Gentry helps the viewer identify with the consumable nature of culture, the recorded history of society and individuals, and at the very core, the impermanence of our identity.

August “Aesthetics” Bradley

August Bradley grew up in his mom’s photo studio, which started his studio photography training at a very young age. After countless hours in the dark room in high school and college, it’s inevitable that August makes such refined work as this. But only through the balance between his technique and conceptual skills does his photography stand apart.

 

If life is a catwalk, run like a dog

Nowhere Near Here from Pahnl is a stop motion animation that uses projected light, graphic stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a fluorescent dog running around the city at night.

Another Dollar Down

“I keep a dollar in my pocket, with or without you still…”
Official video for Graham Knox – “DOLLAR” produced by ALEX GOOSE. Check out Knox’s blog for further inspiration.

FromKeetra

FromKeetra (aka Keetra Dean Dixon) is a youthful, creative NYC designer and artist representing “the commercial” and “the pure.”

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Evil Villains and Super Heros

Agan Harahap claims that he is a wildlife photographer. There is very little known about him beyond this. He also claims that he loves history, which is evident in his “Super Hero” collection.

“Hyperphotos” by Jean Francois Rauzier

Below is a full frame image and a detailed snippet from one of  Jean Francois Rauzier’s “hyperphotos.”  Jean Rauzier’s “hyperphotos” are comprised of “600-3,400 individual photos,” so at this size it doesn’t do the work much justice. However, if you continue on to Rauzier’s website you’ll be intrigued by the level of depth and detail in every image.

The completed photos are documents of real places. Based on Rauzier’s process of documenting a single location with multiple images, Rauzier’s work has been compared to David Hockney’s stitched photographic scenes, although the Rauzier’s finished product is a seamlessly tiled image with clean edges throughout the entire composition.

For more of his work, please visit Rauzier’s website.

Full frame of "Citadelle 2" by Jean Razier

Full frame of "Citadelle 2" by Jean Razier

detail of "Citadelle 2" by Jean Razier

detail of "Citadelle 2" by Jean Razier

David Hockney "Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2" getty.edu

David Hockney "Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2" getty.edu