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Upcoming: Nick Walker – “Vicious Beauty” @ Galerie Brugier-Rigail

Set to land in Paris on March 19th, Nick Walker (interviewed) will be opening a solo show entitled Vicious Beauty at Galerie Brugier-Rigail. Street art fans in the City of Light are certainly no strangers to the work of the Bristol-based artist as the capital city is only a short trip across the Channel, making it easily accessible for the Vandal (examples here & here). Likewise, Walker’s famous character will be making an appearance indoors for the exhibition and no doubt outdoors in the wild as well. Discuss Nick Walker here.
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James Jean – “Psychic Temple” Library Project (Part I)

It looks like on site execution is finally underway for the Psychic Temple project for interTrend in Long Beach, a collaboration between artist James Jean (interviewed) and architect Brandon Shigeta. The amazing library for the communication company that specializes in helping corporate America to target Asian Americans will feature the imagery of Jean carved into the backs of an integrated series of bookshelves. Take a look at some of the progress and process shots below that have been tantalizing fans for over half a year. Photo credit: […]
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Streets: RISK (Los Angeles)

The offices of Rock Paper Scissors, a post production company located on the Westside recently had the locally-based RISK work on two walls for them. The building had quite a bit of history associated with it as he and other graffiti artists had painted it 24 years ago when it was owned by Sylvester Stallone. For this particular project, some of the iconic original elements were left while some of the original artists and new friends added to the new mural. Using RISK’s signature “beautifully […]
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Upcoming: “Dreamlands” @ CHG Circa

Coming up on March 14th, Corey Helford will be presenting a new group show at CHG Circa entitled Dreamlands. Curated by Caro, the participants will contribute a piece that relates to the them of the exhibition – “dreams.” The roster includes: Amy Sol, Aron Wiesenfeld, Atsuko Goto, Caitlin Hurd, Carol Liu, Ciou, Hannah Yata, Herakut, Hikari Shimoda, Jessicka Addams, Joanne Nam, Kazuhiro Hori, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kazuki Umezawa, Krista Huot, Lola, Lori Nelson, Lu Cong, Mab Graves, Michael Page, Naoto Hattori (seen above), Natalia Fabia, Natalie Shau, Nouar, […]
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Streets: Usugrow (Marrakech)

Last month, the facade of the well known Cafe Des Epices in Marrakech, Morocco was painted over with the street calligraphy of Usugrow. Curated by Valerie Liais du Rocher of Studio IWA with support from Upper Playground, the Japanese artist left his mark in the heart of the Medina at in Rahba Kedima spice square covering one side of the rooftop structure with his signature script. Photo credit: Raphael Liais (via Upper Playground). Discuss Usugrow here.
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Interviews: Aaron Li-Hill

Recently, we had a chance to stop by the solo by Aaron Li-Hill at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice (showing through this Sunday) and the associated mural. The selection of work on display, of which some can be seen below, focuses on one part of his oeuvre – renderings of the natural world. We talk about this as well as his background, installations, fencer imagery, and more in the interview below… Arrested Motion: Can you tell us a little bit about your art background and how you got […]
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Openings: Sarah Joncas & Camilla d’Errico – “Beauty in the Breakdown” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last weekend,  Sarah Joncas (seen above) and Camilla d’Errico (seen below) opened up a joint show together at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles that included good representations of what they were known for. Beauty in the Breakdown featured the feminine portraiture  of Joncas in film-noir settings contrasted against the manga-inspired surreal work of d’Errico. Both Canada-based artists were in attendance and it looks like a good time was had by all. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Sarah Joncas here. Discuss Camilla d’Errico here.
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Studio Visits: Junko Mizuno

Leading up to her current showing at Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto, we stopped by the studio of Junko Mizuno in San Francisco to learn more about her work environment and to see some of the works in progress. Using acrylic, ink, and graphite, the Japanese artists creates recognizable cute, grotesque, and provocative imagery that has a mixture of influences from pop culture to manga. You can see more of the work created for the show here, but can also glimpse some of the pieces that […]
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Upcoming: Daniel Arsham – “Remember the Future” @ CAC Cincinnati

Coming up on March 20th at the CAC Cincinnati, the New York-based Daniel Arsham will be opening a show entitled Remember the Future. For his first major exhibition in Ohio, the artist known for his sculptural works created with an architectural mindset, will “respond in unique ways to the scale, light and structure of the CAC building.” Discuss Daniel Arsham here.
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Dabs Myla Create New MTV Movie Awards Logo

With the 2015 MTV Movie Awards set to go live on April 12th, the television channel has revealed the new logo designed by Dabs Myla. You may remember that last year, KAWS was tapped work with the VMA’s, so it’s not surprise that they have continued hiring on talented artists that their viewers can relate too. Look for the Los Angeles-based couple to create some installations for the awards show as well. The duo told MTV News – “We wanted to make something really bold and energetic that […]