On Tuesday night, Los Angeles showgoers got their midweek art fix at Stephen Webster when the City of Fire exhibition was unveiled. With pieces filling the walls from Cyrcle., Thomas Doyle, Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave Kinsey, MARS-1, Patrick Martinez, Pedro Matos, REVOK, Rostarr, Andrew Schoultz, SABER, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, TrustoCorp, Mark Dean Veca, Nick Walker, and Adam Wallacavage as well as free-flowing drinks courtesy of Kanon Vodka, a good time was had by all. Arrested Motion had a great time putting the show together […]
Category Archives: Street & Urban Art
On June 16th, Patrick Martinez will be opening his latest solo show at the Known Gallery entitled Lovely Day. For this new body of work, the LA-based artist who initially made his name with his neon works that play on hip-hop themes will be focusing on two ideas. One will be the the juxtaposition of the beauty seen in the City of Angels with the evil things that happen there with the other being an exploration of the male psyche. Along with his sculptural work and […]
With the weather turning nicer, the Sheffiled-based Phlegm was able to get out and about painting a set of murals entitled Waterways. The whimsical pieces feature his signature characters and his continued exploration of the nautical theme, which was appropriate considering his placement. Looks like he also may have gotten a little wet based on the difficult locations he had to work in. Discuss Phlegm here.
After hitting up Belgium with his illustrative murals, Ericailcane returned to his home country to put in some more work. This newest piece was painted in Modena, Italy featuring one of his beloved animals hoarding a stash coins tied in a stranglehold around its neck while teetering on the edge of a cliff. Pretty insightful commentary on the financial health of Europe don’t you think? Look for more from Eric the Dog for the upcoming Fame Festival. Photo by Ms Larsen (via Unurth). Discuss Ericailcane […]
Following his recent participation to the Open Walls Baltimore (covered here) Franco Fasoli aka Jaz recently opened his first European solo show at RAS Gallery in Barcelona, curated by Maximiliano Ruiz and produced by Suben. Through a broad selection of works on paper and large scale canvases, the new body of work focuses on the duality of elements, clashes of forces with a mix of constellations. A large scale mural depicting a confrontation between two giant bears adorns the back wall of the gallery. The energy coming out […]
With only several hours until the opening tonight of our City of Fire exhibition at Stephen Webster, here is some behind-the-scenes footage of the installation process. The showing includes works from an variety of artists including Cyrcle., Thomas Doyle, Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave Kinsey, MARS-1, Patrick Martinez, Pedro Matos, REVOK, Rostarr, Andrew Schoultz, SABER, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, TrustoCorp, Mark Dean Veca, Nick Walker, and Adam Wallacavage. Arrested Motion is excited to finally unveil the show tonight from 7-10 pm so stop Beverly Hills if you […]
We’ve been busy getting ready the past few weeks for our City of Fire exhibition opening that happens tonight in Beverly Hills. While exhibiting fresh artwork from some of our favorite artists may be the point of this group show, but we also remember that the foundation of many collections are rooted in fine art editions. So in celebration of this opening we have worked with Dave Kinsey, Ron English and TrustoCorp to create a unique series of limited prints for the AM readers. Part […]
Recently, the UK-based Roid opened his solo show More Than Ever with TopSafe London. The Heavy Artillery and MSK affiliated writer and artist presented a series of works featuring his progressive letterforms inspired by a diverse mix of “music, nostalgia from the 80′s and 90′s, manga, and typography” which builds on his recent showing in Los Angeles (covered). Although the work has the requisite street aesthetic, he explains that he is also further influenced by concepts of precision, mathematics, and the idea of love stories […]
One of the booths we quite enjoyed at Art Hong Kong was the Elms Lesters showing with Adam Neate (interviewed). As we have stated many times before like at his exhibition last October in the UK (covered), AM is quite enamored with the street turned contemporary artist’s dimensional paintings. Judging from the response from fair-goers, we weren’t the only ones who felt that way. Discuss Art HK here. Discuss Adam Neate here.
After seeding his home city of Lisbon with multiple murals (here, here, here & here) highlighting his unique skills, Vhils (filmed) has opened his show there at Vera Cortês Art Agency. And, what a show it is! The comprehensive exhibition entitled Diorama devoted entire rooms to the various mediums the street artist favors for indoor work including mixed media on paper, metal, wood, and a new technique with styrofoam. Look for more from Vhils as he moves on for a showing at Magda Danysz in Paris […]