ArrestedMotion logo
Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Releases: Dabs Myla – “Paper Studies”

For those looking for a Christmas gift for their art loving friend or family member, you might consider these paper studies just released by Dabs Myla. The duo have been in the holiday spirit recently with their completed installation at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. They have also created some Xmas cards for those interested which are available along with the studies their web store now. Discuss Dabs Myla here.

Studio Visits / Previews: Sainer (Etam Cru)

Several weeks ago we got to visit the studio of Sainer, one of two members of the infamous Etam Cru from Poland. We wanted to check out the groundbreaking new body of work for his upcoming Paris show opening on the 2nd of December at Openspace Gallery, as well as to hear what else the street art duo is up to these days. Some two months after his partner Bezt had a solo show in NYC (covered), Sainer will be opening what is shaping up to be his […]

Upcoming: Faile – “Stages” @ Galerie Springmann

After a successful show in Detroit (covered), Faile (featured) has turned their attention to their next project. Entitled Stages, the new exhibition opening on December 2nd at Galerie Springmann in Berlin will feature some more painterly and graffiti-laced works as well as some of the Brooklyn-based duo’s puzzle-based works. Judging from some of the photos of the Patricks working, there will be some large-scale pieces as well. Discuss Faile here. Discuss this show here.

Streets: Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada – “Connection” (Beirut)

Recently in Beirut, Lebanon, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada (featured) completed a mural entitled Connection with support from BAD (Built by Associative Data). The wall now (commissioned by Beirut Digital District) features a young boy exploring an electric circuit board, touching on the need for innovation and education in building a better future for the country. Taking a full ten days for the Cuban-American artist to complete, the piece deftly navigates various architectural elements to spread across the structure. Discuss Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada here.

Previews: Igor Taritaš – “Alienated Space” @ Tales of Art

Croatian artist Igor Taritaš will be opening a solo with a new gallery, Tales Of Art, in Imola, Italy, on November 25th. For Alienated Space, the young artist created a new series of distinctive acrylic paintings that explore the notion of space through play with architecture and light. For his show earlier this year in Zagreb, Croatia (covered), Taritaš painted a series of works which portray somewhat sumptuous, almost kitschy concepts of luxurious life spaces. Illuminated with dimmed, indeterminate light, the pieces are both glorifying the palatial […]

Overtime: Nov 14 – Nov 19

More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sells for record $450 million, most expensive painting of all time. Timeline of how the painting went from £45 to $450 Million in 59 Years. Some psychoanalysis. Perhaps some marketing helped the cause. Some reactions on social media as well as some who find the sale tasteless & distasteful. James Turrell building an observatory in Roden Crater. A review of Shepard Fairey’s new exhibition. JR’s Inside […]

Releases: KAWS x Air Jordan 4 Shoes (Black)

It now sounds like the black version (see gray version) of the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 collaboration will be released on Cyber Monday. Constructed in a black suede upper, the sneakers features the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature “XX” on the heel and hang tag, a Jumpman x KAWS logo on the insole, and a glow-in-the-dark outsole. These should be priced at $350 at select retailers. Photo credit: Sneaker Club Detroit (via Hypebeast). Discuss KAWS here.

Showing: Shepard Fairey – “Damaged” @ Library Street Collective (LA Popup)

Last weekend, Shepard Fairey (featured) graced his hometown with an expansive exhibition at a converted Chinatown warehouse (1650 Naud Street), his first showing in Los Angeles in nearly 10 years. Presented by Library Street Collective, Damaged featured over 200 artworks created since 2015 ranging in technique and medium. Rounding out the body of work are sculptural pieces, an old school printing press with a special satirical newspaper made especially for this occasion, as well as repurposed objects like a phone booth. The imagery used speak to the political […]

Streets: Escif (Europe)

Spanish artist Escif was very active in the last couple of months, travelling around Europe and creating new public works inspired by the local issues and history. Often criticizing aspect of human activity, or choices made by part of population, his pieces balance between conceptual interventions, large illustrations and classic murals. Back in October Escif finished one of his larges pieces to date, on the 100m long back wall of the Modern Art Museum in Valencia (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern—IVAM). Marking the opening of a new outdoor […]

Overtime: Nov 7 – Nov 13

More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Barbara Kruger’s new installation at New York’s LES Coleman Skatepark. Ai Weiwei auctioning a cat toy sculpture for Syrian children. Marina Abramovic won’t return Kickstarter money for her cancelled performance center. Explanation. Interview with COS & Snarkitecture regarding their Loop installation. WeTransfer features 15 previously unseen photos from Ryan McGinley. Cindy Sherman’s selfie project with W Magazine. Some juicy details of Alec Baldwin’s settlement with Mary Boone. Four female artist […]