Fakewhale Solo Series presents Remote Viewing by Jesse Draxler

On Wednesday, April 24th, Fakewhale proudly presents “Remote Viewing”, a Fakewhale Solo Series release by Jesse Draxler.

Shifting the focus from mere observation to a more immersive experience, this exhibition transcends traditional visual engagement through a voyeuristic lens. Embracing Draxler’s deep exploration into the subconscious layers of artistic process, “Remote Viewing” brings to the forefront the act of creation itself, presenting it as a fluid interaction between the visible and the invisible.

ENTITY by Jesse Draxler, Remote Viewing, Fakewhale Solo Series, April 2024

Remote Viewing: Impressions of the Unseen at a Distance

Jesse Draxler is a cult-status creative whose influence has been felt far and wide throughout the digital arts space since the advent of Tumblr.

As a singular and innovative creator Draxler has threaded his brand of fractured stoicism through the pillars of culture working thoroughly with the fashion and music industries as well regular illustrative contributions to major publications. All while maintaining a staggering studio practice, regularly exhibiting, and amassing dedicated collectors and die-hard fans in spaces both online and off, around the globe.

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Jesse Draxler’s Fakewhale Solo Series “Remote Viewing” builds on an exploration of voyeurism as a multi-layered experience that challenges and expands the perception of artistic creation and engagement.

At its heart, lies an introspective meditation on the act of observation. “Remote Viewing” transcends the conventional artist-viewer dynamic, proposing instead a dynamic where the viewer is implicated in the creative process itself — an active, almost “intrusive” engagement, where every spectator becomes part of a larger narrative that questions the nature of art creation versus consumption.

In both pieces, ENTITY and IMPLICATED, there is an omniscient presence that observes the creative process from inception to fruition. In both literal and metaphorical senses, this watcher symbolizes the invisible forces that shape artistic expression and interpretation, from the ego of the artist themselves to the various consumers of the work. There is a sense in which the gaze penetrates the surface and reaches into the innermost parts of the work of art and, by extension, back to those of the viewer.

Likewise, Draxler’s use of perspectives—viewing his own work from above in the act of creation, then immersing the viewer within the intimate spaces of the ‘U&I’ exhibition held last year in Los Angeles— highlights the complex relationships between the artist and the artwork, and between the artwork and its audience.

“I’m very interested in relationships, but mostly relationships between a person and themselves, a person and their various cells, a person and their subconscious, a person and their environment,” he added, “how these relationships inform our perceptions and creates each of our own unique realities that we each live in.”

__ Jesse Draxler – Interview with artnet

IMPLICATED by Jesse Draxler, Remote viewing installation view, Fakewhale Solo Series, April 2024

The Release Dynamics

The “Remote Viewing” series features two works of art.

  • ENTITY – 1/1 – 5,000xtz 
  • IMPLICATED – Open Edition – 4xtz

The Solo Series release will go live on Wednesday, April 24th, at 4 PM CEST / 10 AM ET on objkt.com

To stay updated on the release in real-time, follow Fakewhale and Jesse Draxler on X and Farcaster.

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Frame from ENTITY by Jesse Draxler, Remote Viewing installation view, Fakewhale Solo Series, April 2024

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