ArrestedMotion logo
Category Archives: Street & Urban Art
1010_las_vegas_mtn_2

Streets: 1010 (Las Vegas)

After sharing a massive new mural in Paris from 1010 with you back in May, we now return with a smaller project he worked on in Sin City. Painted for the Life Is Beautiful festival in Downtown Las Vegas and arranged by JustKids, the new mural takes advantage of a unique three part structure in the financial district. Solving the unique architectural challenge, the German artist was able to paint his signature rainbow colored three dimensional optical illusion and leave his mark in Nevada’s biggest city for years to come. Photos […]
6d3d3e19-f6f6-4107-a352-0d3a59a50dc4

Previews: Mear One – “Cognitive Dissonance” @ White Walls Gallery

This Saturday, July 11th, White Walls Gallery will be opening a solo from Mear One (interviewed) entitled Cognitive Dissonance. The new showing in San Francisco will feature a series of large oils and acrylics, some of which he has been working on and off on for the past several years. The new work is reflective of the murals he paints on the streets, highlighted by the socio-political injustices that he often references mixed with his interests in ancient cultures and human consciousness. Take a look at […]
11419170_641395879330170_1363854107_n

Previews / Setup: Faile – “Savage/Sacred Young Minds” @ Brooklyn Museum

With the opening fast approaching at the end of next week, Faile (featured) has ramped up their setup for their solo at the Brooklyn Museum. Entitled Savage/Sacred Young Minds, the exhibition from the locally-based artistic duo will features a diverse selection of works from their oeuvre including multimedia installations, large-scale paintings, and sculptures as well as a revival of the Deluxx Fluxx Arcade with their long time collaborator Bast. As you can see above, the Patricks will also be installing their Temple project that first made its appearance for PortugalArte ‘10. See you on July 10th. […]
11709873_10153027363925784_438549184291484131_o

Overtime: June 29 – July 5

More stories from the week that ended July 5 (click on bolded words for more information): Jamian Juliano-Villani featured by Art21. RIP: Harold Feinstein, who died at the age of 84 due to chronic heart failure. Delaware Art Museum privately sells Homer’s Milking Time as well as Wyeth’s Arthur Cleveland. Destruction of antiquities and heritage sites by Islamic State and others could amount to war crimes. Street art widespread in Greece as nation is in financial and economic chaos. Members of Sotheby’s’ cleaning staff have been suspended pending investigation of water pistol […]
GpiyHQANxCCTBKpV9jHQx44WbcyR0Qj8Qt7xfhcOm9V-sqe3PiNL_mqiY30EkyC95CGbOQ=w1149-h1087

Recap: POW! WOW! Long Beach ’15

After sharing some photos of the new James Jean (interviewed) mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach (see our coverage here), we now bring you a look at the other works completed for the event. If you are able to head over, the addresses for the murals seen below from Aaron De La Cruz, Benjie Escobar, Cryptik, Fafi, Hueman, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Low Bros, Madsteez, Push, and Tristan Eaton are listed here. The piece above was painted on the same wall as Jean’s piece by Eaton, a play on the famous “Highest Standard of Living” photo from Margaret Bourke-White taken of […]
pangeaseed2

Upcoming: Sea Walls / Murals for Oceans Festival (Mexico)

From July 17 – 26, the island of Cozumel in Mexico will be hosting annual summer mural festival, Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans. For the second year in a row, Pangeaseed.org in collaboration with 1xRUN, Tony Delfino, and World Art Destinations, is organizing this unique event aimed to educate and inspire individuals and communities to protect the planet’s most important ecosystem – the ocean. The main concept behind their efforts is to save our seas via public art and activism (ARTivism), which includes beautifying the chosen area as well as hosting educational workshops […]
xEveryone is an Artist3

Streets: Pejac (Tokyo)

After stopping in Hong Kong (covered) and Seoul (covered), Pejac finished his Asian tour with the most anticipated part of his trip – Tokyo. In his previous works, the Spanish artist has often used elements from Japanese culture, so it was very interesting to see how the land of the cherry blossom, samurais, etc will inspire him. While mostly focusing on paying respect to their tradition and rich culture, some of the works he created pointed out some negative aspects of modern Japan. During his stay in the Japanese capital, Pejac […]
BiFuUOJ_TR26nW0B1Ylulph2dPmPL8YyDd2viow-Jp8

Streets: Urban Nation / Project M/8 – (Part II) – Maya Hayuk

After sharing the first set of photos from Urban Nation for the 8th phase (curated by StolenSpace) of their public arts program featuring Shepard Fairey, D*Face, Cyrcle., and Word To Mother painting four columns of a building, we now turn our attention to Maya Hayuk. For her part, the American artist worked amongst other murals painted before for the project, leaving her signature nterlocked stripes of color for her fans in Berlin to enjoy. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Maya Hayuk here.
DSC04118

POW! WOW! Long Beach ’15: James Jean

Over the weekend, James Jean (interviewed) completed one of his tallest murals yet for POW! WOW! Long Beach (see our coverage here). Painted on the side of the historic Varden Hotel in the heart of downtown, the striking black and white mural was placed next to a wall by Tristan Eaton (more on this later). Take a look at more detailed shots as well as some in-progress pics below… Portrait shots: Jordan Ahern, Instagrafiteoff, Matthew Eaton. Discuss James Jean here.
FAITH_15_MANUEL_BELLO

Streets: Faith47 (Jersey City)

World traveller and prolific street artist Faith47 has been painting a series of murals in Jersey City and NYC in recent weeks. This particular piece featuring the South Africa-based artist’s signature swans and color palette went up in Jersey City Heights on the side of a multi-story building. Take a look at more detailed shots as well as some in-progress pics below… Photo credit: Manuel Bello. Discuss Faith47 here.