ArrestedMotion logo
Posts from sleepboy...

Interviews: James Jarvis x Nike “Onwards” Video

Artist, talented illustrator, and toy mogul James Jarvis recently released this amazing video he created with animator Richard Kenworthy in collaboration with Nike. Entitled “Onwards,” the video follows one of Jarvis’ famous characters on his adventure as he runs through an ever changing landscape.  Jarvis answered some questions about this project in a short interview with us after the jump…

Preview: Jab Strong Fierce (Street Fighter Tribute Show) @ Nucleus Gallery

Our friends over at Nucleus Gallery just sent over some more preview pics from their street fighter tribute show opening this Saturday, April 25 including this gem from Luke Chueh entitled “‘Hyakuretsukyaku (Lightening Kick).” With many of us spending countless hours of our youth perfecting the moves for our favorite fighters, this show will definitely be nostalgic. Check out some more images from this exhibit featuring one of the best, if not the best video game ever – after the jump…

Jeff Koons/LACMA Train x Crane Project

When news came out about the $25 million sculpture that LACMA commissioned Jeff Koons to do, we were a little underwhelmed by the idea. A life-size replica of a locomotive dangling from a crane sounded impressive enough but what does it all mean? After watching the Koons studio visit video last week, we realized that the train was going to be motorized (check the 1:04 mark) which makes it a little more interesting but we’re not sure if it’s the best use of $25 million.

Releases: Bronze Pollard – Tim Biskup

Tim Biskup has been teasing his collectors with new images of his 7″ Bronze Pollard on his blog.  We like the new faceted look which mirrors the evolution of style in his paintings.  The figure will be produced with an edition of 44 and will be stamped and initialed on the feet. With his previous bronze release, the 2″ Iki, costing about $300, fans had better start saving now for the June release. More images after the jump.

Souther Salazar – “Above the Influence” Video – Family Guy Parody

Remember the “Above the Influence” anti-drug ad (seen below) done by artist Souther Salazar a while back. Well, after many amateur parodies done by netizens (some NSFW), popular TV show Family Guy has stepped in with their own version a couple days ago (seen above at the 7:31 mark). An obvious statement, but as the art of our generation gets more mainstream and advertisers realize the power of being in touch with our demographic, we will see more and more references (ie: parody of Shepard […]

Preview: Dalek @ Galerie Magda Danysz

When we last talked to James Marshall aka Dalek (interviewed), he was working on the installations for his show at Redux Contemporary.  Next up is a two-person show with his friend Mike Giant at Paris gallery Magda Danysz where Dalek continues to further explore geometric abstraction of his work.  Take a look at some images after the jump…

Art Tattoos: Audrey Kawasaki

Art tattoos have always been fascinating to us because it requires a truly hardcore art collector or fan to permanently affix an image to their skin. It’s an interesting completion of a circle as we return to one of this art movement’s roots – tattoo art. The movement has evolved so much to include so many different artists, that the term “low brow” is controversial now, but we can agree that the beginnings, by definition, included artists not respected by mainstream collectors and institutions, one […]

Teaser: Josh Keyes – “Sprout” @ David B. Smith Gallery

One of our favorite artists, Josh Keyes is opening a show next month at David B. Smith Gallery (interviewed) entitled “Sprout.”   After selling out his last solo (held at OKOK Gallery – now apparently Ambach & Rice), his rabid fan base is already chomping at the bit to see his newest body of work.  From the exciting images we have seen so far, they will not be disappointed, as Keyes will be revisiting some old themes as well as exploring some new ideas. Take a look at another piece as well as some […]

World Tour: Gary Baseman & Toby in Israel – Jerusalem Meat and Jesus’ Lamb

We stopped by our friend Gary Basman’s (interviewed) studio this week to chat and take a look on his preparations for his upcoming show  “Le Noche de La Fusion” at Corey Helford Gallery.  We were amazed by all the work and planning that will be going into making this one of the biggest art parties of the year, but more on that later. If you remember, Gary had a show in Israel this past January.  As per his usual custom, he brought along Toby to […]

Openings: Draw @ Shooting Gallery SF

The mother of all drawing shows opened last weekend at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco.  Featuring drawings from over 400 artists, the DRAW show is definitely one of the largest of its kind featuring artists we are all familiar with.  The exhibition started in 2006 at Fuse Gallery in NY, then to SXSW in 2007, and last year it was held at StolenSpace in London.  Make sure you stop by for a look if you are in the bay area but if you aren’t, […]