Working on one of the larger walls for this year’s event, Natalia Rak managed to be among the first ones to sign her piece. After three solid days on the cherry picker, the Polish artist rounded up this dreamy piece featuring a female character embraced by an albino tiger. Famous for her play with colors and using over saturated tones, this piece was created using different shades of purple and similar colors. Juxtaposing the sharp outlines of the female characters against the almost over exposed fur of […]
Invited in for POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here) for the first time this year, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) took several days to paint a wall featuring his signature version of “Toile de Jouy” style patterns on Cooke Street in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu. Because of the industrial nature of the area, the work from the Southern California-based artist and other participants in this year’s event are always a welcome addition in beautifying the local environment. Photo credit:[email protected]_sal. Discuss Mark Dean Veca here. Discuss POW! WOW! Hawaii here.
Currently displayed prominently in front of the Honolulu Museum of Art and sponsored by Anthropologie is the latest evidence of Olek’s crocheting prowess. The iconic outrigger canoe utilized by the Hawaiian people was transformed by the New York-based Polish artist with her signature technique for POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here). Head over for a look yourself at the details as well as going inside to check out James Jean’s massive new mural (more on this later). Photo credit: @arrestedmotion_sal. Discuss POW! WOW! Hawaii here. Discuss Olek here.
At 10am on Monday, Feb 9th, the mural painting part of POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015 officially begun with a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony at the Lana Lane headquarters in Kaka’ako in Honolulu. After the ceremony, the artists picked up their paint and needed equipment and started working on their designated walls. With 100+ international and local artist in attendance, this years event crossed the borders of Kaka’ako district. And while some artists were painting over freshly buffed walls from previous years, the others were creating works at new […]
More stories from the week that ended Feb 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Israel Lund’s exhibition at The Power Station. RIP: Walter Liedtke, who died at the age of 69 after he was killed in the Metro-North train crash. RIP: Carl Djerassi, who died at 91. He was the inventor of the birth control pill and a avid art collector. Islamic State burns and destroys historic collections on science, culture, poetry and children’s books in Mosul. Several […]
Tomorrow night (February 7th) in Los Angeles, Aaron Li-Hill will be presenting a new body of work at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Carbon. Focusing this time on his series portraying themes of man versus nature, in particular habitats threatened by the effects of industrialization, he has mirrored the new paintings with an impressive new mural. Take a look at more shots below… Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.
Now through March 13th, Peter Regli’s Snow Monsters will be on view at Flatiron’s North Public Plaza in New York. The timely installation, presented by the Dominique Lévy Gallery in partnership with the NYC DOT Art Program and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is just the latest project in the Swiss artist’s continuing Reality Hacking series, number 320 to be exact since 1996. The new work fits perfectly with his practice of “transforming existing elements in the streetscape or by inserting sculptures into an almost too-familiar setting.” As you can see from the photos, combined with the […]
With Sandra Chevrier’s schedule for 2015 fully packed with group shows everywhere from POW! WOW! in Hawaii to Castor Gallery in NYC, art fair showings, and finally a big solo show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery, we thought we would catch up with Montreal-based artist. We had a peek inside her studio, talked about her distinctive technique and its origin, meaning behind her work, her past, present and future, and learnt about how women are superheroes of everyday life. Arrested Motion (AM): What influences your work? Sandra Chevrier […]
Spanish artist Escif recently completely a mural in Madrid with an interesting concept and backstory. He wanted to paint something outside of the residential building that showed what was actually inside the building inspired by the familiar phrase “we are what we eat.” The result was a piece that mimicked the wall paper inside as well as portrayed some of the people that lived there. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Escif here.
More stories from the last week (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito – A Lil Taste of Cheeto in the Night opens at Chateau Shatto’s off-site exhibition space. RIP: Phyllis Diebenkorn, who died at the age of 93 in San Francisco. Man with large knives shot dead by police outside of Groninger Museum Victoria & Albert museum removes a depiction of Prophet Mohamed from its website due to security concerns. Why censorship of art is wrong. Artists share how “Shoah” has inspired […]
This Saturday night, February 7th, the newly branded KP Projects / MKG (Merry Karnowsky Gallery) will be presenting a new solo show from Johnny Rodriguez (aka KMNDZ) entitled I’d Rather Love You. Only recently informed that he will be showing in their main gallery space, the Los Angeles-based painter is up to the challenge and has never felt in more of an artistic groove as now. Hear about his thoughts on the show and more in our question and answer session below… Arrested Motion (AM): Can you tell us […]
We recently visited the studio of prolific Spanish artist Gonzalo Borondo ahead of his upcoming solo exhibition entitled Animal. Curated by Rom Levy, founder of RexRomae, and Charlotte Dutoit of Justkids, the show will be set up at the Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch. It’s Borondo’s most ambitious show to date and the atmosphere in the studio was full of buzz and fun. Prolific is an euphemism when we see the variety of techniques and medium used: wood, mesh, glass, videos and so on… The comprehensive […]