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Teaser: Chris Berens @ Roq La Rue

We are really looking forward to Dutch artist Chris Beren’s show at Roq La Rue next month.  Beren’s works look almost digital or like photography, but it is all hand-painted.  The unique “look” to his paintings are result of his long painstaking process – taking many steps.  Many of his characters appear to have a fuzzy, unfocused look to them like they were photos taken with a soft-focus lens on.  Look for his new wonderfully imaginative body of work entitled “Go West” to begin showing […]

Openings: Candice Tripp @ Lazarides (Newcastle)

We were pretty impressed with the setup of Candice Tripp’s show (previewed) after seeing photos from the opening last night. Lazarides (Newcastle) really put time and effort into staging the pieces even using one of the images from her previous paintings as the wallpaper. Photos after the jump.

Preview: “Looking Glass” @ Basel Miami (2008) – Part I

Andrew from Thinkspace has forwarded us some images for the group show he is organizing entitled “Looking Glass” for the Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair at this years Art Basel week. This is one of the shows Arrested Motion will be covering as we will be blogging live from Miami. Artists participating in this show include Allison Sommers, Andrew Hem, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Pontius, ARMSROCK, Audrey Kawasaki, Brandi Milne, Brian Viveros, Camilla d’Errico, Damon Soule, Dan-ah Kim, David MacDowell, Elbow-Toe, Ekundayo, Esao Andrews, […]

Preview/Interviews: Herakut “Dirty Laundry” Show (UK)

German collaborative duo Herakut will be opening a show entitled “Dirty Laundry” on November 28th. The show was organized by campobarbossa who arranged for a venue in London’s Covent Garden. All the works are pre-commissioned paintings and sketches so this will strictly be an exhibition with no sales. We quite like the combination of Akut’s photorealistic spray paint and Hera’s more fluid broad strokes.  Jasmin aka Hera took some time to answer some questions and share some preview images with us.

Preview/Interviews: Candice Tripp @ Lazarides

A young artist whose work we admire, South African born artist Candice Tripp, will be opening her show “Home Is Where The Telly Is” with Lazarides this Thursday.  Although her work is not like the typical from Laz’s stable of street artists, her solo show starts on November 13th at the Newcastle location.   She was kind enough to send us some preview images for our readers as well as answer some questions after the jump…

Damien Hirst Skulls

Damien Hirst will be releasing spin-painted skull sculptures “Hallucinatory Heads” through Other Criteria. These will retail for £50,000 and will be limited to an edition of 50.  More photos after the jump.

Preview: Saints and Sinners

A pretty well put together show called “Saints and Sinners” is opening tonight at the St. Martins Lane Hotel in London. This group exhibition is being organized by Artrepublic and includes artists like dam 5100, AME72, Asbestos (seen above), Blek Le Rat, Brokencrow, C215, Charming Baker, D*Face, Dolk, Eine, Johan Andersson, Lidia De Pedro, Logan Hicks, Mau Mau, MissBugs, Mr Brainwash, Nick Georgiou, Nick Walker, Peter Kennard & Cat Picton-Phillipps, Pinky, Pure Evil, Static, Sten & Lex and Zachary Walsh.  Photos from the preview after […]

Releases: She Who Dares – Audrey Kawasaki

Fresh off curating and exhibiting “The Drawing Room“ at Thinkspace, Audrey Kawasaki announces the release of her “She Who Dares” print for November 16th. This print was first available at her Mondo Bizarro show but some were held back for sale at her online shop. More details after the jump.

Studio Visits: Jeff Soto (Part II)

Here is Part II of our visit to Jeff Soto’s studio (see part I here). Besides showing us some of his new work for his upcoming show at the Riverside Art Museum, Jeff also decided to let us watch him paint. At first, there were just splotches of color he used as the background, but soon characteristic shapes and details were added. It was a real joy to watch Jeff at work and amazing how quickly he worked. See the process after the jump.

Openings: Hush @ Opus Gallery

Hush’s show Desensitized (previewed) opened up at Opus Gallery a couple nights ago. His return to Newcastle (where he studied Graphic Design & Illustrator at Newcastle school of Art & Design for 5 years) was marked by street installations and a exhibition of his characteristic melding of the asian influences of his travels with the style of UK street art. Photo of the opening after the jump.