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San Francisco based Justin Kerson opens a solo exhibition this Saturday, June 14th entitled Blood & Ink at White Walls Gallery in SF. We got talking to the artist a few weeks back about the show and were intrigued about his process of taking imprints of freshly made tattoos to create unique artworks. Wanting to delve a little deeper into this unique take on art making and tattoo culture, AM asked Kerson a few questions… Arrested Motion (AM): So Justin, can you tell our readers a […]
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Last week, the first POW! WOW! Taiwan wrapped up successfully as invited artists finished public works throughout the capital city of Taipei. With the main event based in Hawaii (see 2014), it looks like the crew behind this annual art retreat will be branching out to different parts of the world. Taipei’s version featured some familiar faces and some new talent, including some local artists. We have already shared photos of James Jean’s impressive wall and an associated show from Brendan Monroe & Evah Fan, […]
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While being fully focused on his studio work and painting works for his upcoming solo show at Jonathan LeVine in NYC later this year, DALeast recently found time to create this quick street piece in Cape Town. Titled Raiden-EX1, this mural features another one of his wild cats, this time blending in with the busy traffic in the legislative capital of South Africa. Constantly focused on nature and its power, this time DAL painted the wild beast that looks like it upgraded its source of energy with human equipment. In the […]
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POW! WOW! recently completed another exciting project in their hometown of Honolulu. A few months after wrapping up another successful edition of POW! WOW! Hawaii (covered), they teamed up with Versace in order to create a large scale mural to celebrate the opening of their new flagship store. Located on one of the most prominent streets of the city, this wall was painted by Tristan Eaton who was invited by the curator Jasper Wong. Known for his patched up colorful pieces that mix everything from graffiti elements to cartoon […]
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More stories from the week that ended June 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Benjamin Redford draws a portrait of the entire internet. Frenchman Mehdi Nemmouche claims responsibility in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting. Katara Art Center to close at the end of the month due to loss of funding. Three allegedly-Islamist men steal a portion of John Latham’s God is Great (#4) work at Portikus. Patrick Vialaneix may face ten years in prison for conspiring to sell stolen Rembrandt he was obsessed with. […]
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Rustam Qbic is a Russian artist that’s been firmly making his way through the artworld with his rich surrealist canvases, illustrations and murals. Recently, he spent couple of days working on this large commissioned mural in Moscow that was painted using acrylic and spraypaint. Based on one of his drawings, this dreamy image shows a little boy sitting in a giant lotus flower above the city, working on his computer. Possibly addressing the issues of alienation through use of computers, internet and social media, Qbic’s image has both a beautiful […]
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Only few months after creating his first ever outdoors mural for their event in Honolulu (covered), James Jean (interviewed) was invited to join the POW! WOW! family at their first edition of POW! WOW! Taiwan. Designated an old rugged wall at the Taipei Zoo, the Taiwanese American visual artist fought the elements and created this impressive mural titled Paradise. Using house paint, lacquer, spray paint, and oil, he painted this fantastic 43′ x 17′ piece showing “Taiwanese macaques tumble in a paradise/prison of man’s making.” Giving a sharp […]
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Chances are, you probably know of Mike Maxwell not just for his own art, but also the series of podcasts he releases called Live Free, where he interviews artists and broadcasts the results. The San Diego native is now finalizing the details for his solo exhibition in San Francisco at Nowheresville Gallery entitled The Span Of My Attention, which opens on Saturday June 7th. We thought it was time to even the balance a little a put some questions to Mike ourselves. Read on for our […]
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It’s time again for another one of our Streets: World Roundup features, a summary of some of the newer street murals that has gone up. Leading things off is this new piece from Aryz that he painted in Lagos, Portugal entitled Tempus Fugit. The mural by the Spanish artist was created for ARTURb ’14. Also make sure to check out more worthy public works below from Augustino Iacurci – Rome, Faith47 – London, Telmo Miel – France, Woozy x Borondo – London, Run – London, Thierry […]
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As a part of preparation for his upcoming museum show in Lisbon (covered), Alexandre Farto aka Vhils recently finished another signature piece on the outskirts of Lisbon. The Lisnave area was once a huge shipyard, building and fixing large boats from around the world, but has now been abandoned for the last 15 to 20 years. In order to get across the devastating consequences that had to the economical situation in the area and people living there, Vhils created this large size portrait. Using paint and heavy tools, the Lisbon-based artist carved this portrait […]
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Another week, another Rewind feature. Leading things off is a nice little video from Jeremy Asher Lynch documenting some murals Herakut painted in Los Angeles (set up by Beau Basse), overlayed with a quote from Pablo Casals. Other worthy videos that can also be seen below come from: SMART CREW transforms SIXTY SoHo. Art collectors starting out younger and younger. Carsten Nicolai creates public art light show in Hong Kong. 3 Letters book preview. New street work by Farewell. Peiqi Su’s wall of penises. Optical illusions […]
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More stories from the week that ended June 1 (click on bolded words for more information): Jeff Koons’ Split-Rocker to be installed at 30 Rock. RIP: Maya Angelou, who died at the age of 86. RIP: Michael Schmidt, who died at the age of 68, three days after learning he had won Prix Pictet. Gunman opens fire and kills four people during attack at Brussels Jewish Museum. Alexander Selvik Wengshoel eats his own hip as part of art performance. Says it tastes like “wild sheep”. […]
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