Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:11:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Previews: “Psychological Realism” @ Booth Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/previews-psychological-realism-booth-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/previews-psychological-realism-booth-gallery/#comments Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:11:47 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=318140 UO0c4QwuvzqlmlWVI8i4R2-6JOs_5r3HXt2_8lXpn5M,32s-OM-4jcwBiUPDp2RVae9tHyPf7pXIfMoWFcbSZ40,kcAmXxdAfvd2QFl-Pf4k4oaHbqgBA7VtKQuYR8X6Qls

The first exhibition of the 2017 for Booth Gallery will be a group exhibition entitled Psychological Realism. Opening tomorrow night (January 21st), the show will explore the intricacies of identity through the eyes of Sergio Barrale, Daniel Bilodeau, Rune Christensen, Jesse Draxler, Erik Jones, Maria Kreyn, Adam Miller, Jean-Paul Mallozzi, David McLeod, Henrik Uldalen, and Jonathan Viner. Seen above is a something from McLeod as he ups the ante on his paint on glass works by utilizing multiple overlapping planes of glass.]]>
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The first exhibition of the 2017 for Booth Gallery will be a group exhibition entitled Psychological Realism. Opening tomorrow night (January 21st), the show will explore the intricacies of identity through the eyes of Sergio Barrale, Daniel Bilodeau, Rune Christensen, Jesse Draxler, Erik Jones, Maria Kreyn, Adam Miller, Jean-Paul Mallozzi, David McLeod, Henrik Uldalen, and Jonathan Viner. Seen above is a something from McLeod as he ups the ante on his paint on glass works by utilizing multiple overlapping planes of glass.]]>
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Upcoming: Josh Reames – “Texting While Driving” @ Bill Brady http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/upcoming-josh-reames-texting-while-driving-bill-brady/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/upcoming-josh-reames-texting-while-driving-bill-brady/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:44:50 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=318137 jpeg

Tomorrow night (January 21st) in Miami, Josh Reames will be unveiling a new body of work at Bill Brady Gallery. Entitled Texting While Driving, the new paintings continue the Brooklyn-based artist's representations of the randoms streams of information that cross our path in the course of a day. This effect is achieved by the different floating images, art historical references, and everyday objects that he compiles together while using a wide variety of mark making. Rounding out the show will be traffic cone sculptures in variety of colors, heights, and conditions. Discuss Josh Reames here.]]>
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Tomorrow night (January 21st) in Miami, Josh Reames will be unveiling a new body of work at Bill Brady Gallery. Entitled Texting While Driving, the new paintings continue the Brooklyn-based artist's representations of the randoms streams of information that cross our path in the course of a day. This effect is achieved by the different floating images, art historical references, and everyday objects that he compiles together while using a wide variety of mark making. Rounding out the show will be traffic cone sculptures in variety of colors, heights, and conditions. Discuss Josh Reames here.]]>
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Preview: Miss Van – ‘Flor de Piel’ @ Victor Lope Arte Comptemporáneo http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/preview-miss-van-flor-de-piel-victor-lope-arte-comptemporaneo/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/preview-miss-van-flor-de-piel-victor-lope-arte-comptemporaneo/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:50:00 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=318095 Flaming Hair Muse

Miss Van opens a new exhibition next week entitled Flor de Piel at Victor Lope Arte Comptemporáneo in Barcelona. The show includes 20 new works and will be the first in her adopted home city in over 10 years. The title refers to the Spanish idiom which directly translates as ‘like the flower of skin’ but which in actual fact refers to the raw honesty of emotions being brought to the surface and being openly displayed. Last year, the Toulousaine artist staged her first museum show at CAC Málaga (covered). The exhibition provided a comprehensive survey of her practice from over the last three years and the masks featured in those paintings were rendered in a dark, brooding palette. The new body of work demonstrates the continuing evolution of Miss Van’s paintings with the introduction of markedly softer hues, invoking a sense of dreamy, other-worldliness. The obscuring of faces, which has been a recurring theme throughout her career, could be read as suggesting submission or diffidence; however, the self-confident posture of the ‘poupées’ indicates the opposite to be the case. While the masks hide some features they are also a vehicle for conveying different facets of the subject’s personality; bird masks evoke animalistic freedom, delicate fabric shrouds suggest a quiet intimacy and geisha makeup hints at a quiet confidence. Likewise, the ladies’ hair is also used to convey a further layer of their personality with intricate plaits and hair sculptures alluding to complex sophistication and free-flowing tresses showing a state of personal liberation. Flowers, which frame and adorn the subjects’ faces, are another dominant motif throughout the new show. The tone and form of these flowers and the cropping of paintings such as the reclining Flaming Hair Muse appear to directly reference the art of Georgia O’Keeffe who also produced deliberately personal, rather than political, work. The American modernist consistently refuted the sexual interpretations of her flower paintings and was adamant that she should not be reduced down to the label of simply a ‘female artist’. Likewise, although Miss Van self-consciously addresses the themes of femininity and female identity, it is important to appreciate the subtle nuances and rich complexity that this incorporates. Miss Van’s figures have previously worn African tribal masks and the flowers in the new body of work also bring to mind the Surma tribe from the Ethiopian borderlands, who decorate their faces with delicate flowers and other flora that grows in the lower Omo Valley. However, although there may be connections to the Mother of American Modernism and parallels to aspects of East African culture, the richness of Flor de Piel comes from the emotions which are imbued in the paintings by Miss Van herself. The exhibition runs from 26th January to 11th March (Monday (16.00 to 20.00), Tuesday to Friday (11.00 to 14.00 and 16.00 to 20.00) and Saturday (11.00 to 14.00) at C/Aribau 75, 08036 Barcelona. Photo credits: Miss Van and Julie Morize. Discuss Miss Van here.]]>
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Miss Van opens a new exhibition next week entitled Flor de Piel at Victor Lope Arte Comptemporáneo in Barcelona. The show includes 20 new works and will be the first in her adopted home city in over 10 years. The title refers to the Spanish idiom which directly translates as ‘like the flower of skin’ but which in actual fact refers to the raw honesty of emotions being brought to the surface and being openly displayed. Last year, the Toulousaine artist staged her first museum show at CAC Málaga (covered). The exhibition provided a comprehensive survey of her practice from over the last three years and the masks featured in those paintings were rendered in a dark, brooding palette. The new body of work demonstrates the continuing evolution of Miss Van’s paintings with the introduction of markedly softer hues, invoking a sense of dreamy, other-worldliness. The obscuring of faces, which has been a recurring theme throughout her career, could be read as suggesting submission or diffidence; however, the self-confident posture of the ‘poupées’ indicates the opposite to be the case. While the masks hide some features they are also a vehicle for conveying different facets of the subject’s personality; bird masks evoke animalistic freedom, delicate fabric shrouds suggest a quiet intimacy and geisha makeup hints at a quiet confidence. Likewise, the ladies’ hair is also used to convey a further layer of their personality with intricate plaits and hair sculptures alluding to complex sophistication and free-flowing tresses showing a state of personal liberation. Flowers, which frame and adorn the subjects’ faces, are another dominant motif throughout the new show. The tone and form of these flowers and the cropping of paintings such as the reclining Flaming Hair Muse appear to directly reference the art of Georgia O’Keeffe who also produced deliberately personal, rather than political, work. The American modernist consistently refuted the sexual interpretations of her flower paintings and was adamant that she should not be reduced down to the label of simply a ‘female artist’. Likewise, although Miss Van self-consciously addresses the themes of femininity and female identity, it is important to appreciate the subtle nuances and rich complexity that this incorporates. Miss Van’s figures have previously worn African tribal masks and the flowers in the new body of work also bring to mind the Surma tribe from the Ethiopian borderlands, who decorate their faces with delicate flowers and other flora that grows in the lower Omo Valley. However, although there may be connections to the Mother of American Modernism and parallels to aspects of East African culture, the richness of Flor de Piel comes from the emotions which are imbued in the paintings by Miss Van herself. The exhibition runs from 26th January to 11th March (Monday (16.00 to 20.00), Tuesday to Friday (11.00 to 14.00 and 16.00 to 20.00) and Saturday (11.00 to 14.00) at C/Aribau 75, 08036 Barcelona. Photo credits: Miss Van and Julie Morize. Discuss Miss Van here.]]>
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Releases: Jeremy Geddes – “FALL” Print http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/releases-jeremy-geddes-fall-print/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/releases-jeremy-geddes-fall-print/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:54:51 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=318075 16142194_1406498189382346_3644422898973655761_n-1

Starting on January 23rd, 9am Melbourne time, Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) will be offering up a timed release print for only 24 hours. Entitled FALL, the image features another one of the Australian painter’s iconic floating astronauts. The edition size will depend on the number of people ordering it in the 24 hour period of time and will not be sold again. As the size is smaller than usual (image is 39cm wide x 39cm high, paper size 42cm x 44cm), the price is more affordable at US$97 (approx. based on today's exchange rate) or AUS$130. This price includes packing and postage. For those interested, head over to his webstore at the appropriate time to add it to your collection. Discuss Jeremy Geddes here.]]>
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Starting on January 23rd, 9am Melbourne time, Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) will be offering up a timed release print for only 24 hours. Entitled FALL, the image features another one of the Australian painter’s iconic floating astronauts. The edition size will depend on the number of people ordering it in the 24 hour period of time and will not be sold again. As the size is smaller than usual (image is 39cm wide x 39cm high, paper size 42cm x 44cm), the price is more affordable at US$97 (approx. based on today's exchange rate) or AUS$130. This price includes packing and postage. For those interested, head over to his webstore at the appropriate time to add it to your collection. Discuss Jeremy Geddes here.]]>
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Showing: Cleon Peterson – “VICTORY” @ Galerie Du Jour http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/showing-cleon-peterson-victory-galerie-du-jour/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/showing-cleon-peterson-victory-galerie-du-jour/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:44:01 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=318036 Cleon-Peterson-Victory-23

Building on the momentum of his high profile mural at the Eiffel Tower last year (covered), Cleon Peterson has opened a new solo at Agnés B’s Galerie du Jour in Paris. Entitled VICTORY, the new body of work features sculptures and paintings of his instantly recognizable black and white characters entangled in vicious cycles of violence. He further explains – “This show explores the hedonistic triumphs of those who recognize themselves as victorious in the unfolding mirror of history. Their right to pleasure hinges on their projection of pain onto the unvictorious other. This often expresses itself in pleasure derived from the misfortune of the defeated. As the winners display their hubris and take their trophies the losers are left insignicant and marginalized. VICTORY explores one mans victory over another, what that victory looks like and the result that victory has on the losers. As part of the exhibition, a silkscreen print limited 100 copies (numbered and signed) entitled Collecting Bodies (seen below) will be available exclusively at the gallery. Photo credit: Emporium's. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.]]>
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Building on the momentum of his high profile mural at the Eiffel Tower last year (covered), Cleon Peterson has opened a new solo at Agnés B’s Galerie du Jour in Paris. Entitled VICTORY, the new body of work features sculptures and paintings of his instantly recognizable black and white characters entangled in vicious cycles of violence. He further explains – “This show explores the hedonistic triumphs of those who recognize themselves as victorious in the unfolding mirror of history. Their right to pleasure hinges on their projection of pain onto the unvictorious other. This often expresses itself in pleasure derived from the misfortune of the defeated. As the winners display their hubris and take their trophies the losers are left insignicant and marginalized. VICTORY explores one mans victory over another, what that victory looks like and the result that victory has on the losers. As part of the exhibition, a silkscreen print limited 100 copies (numbered and signed) entitled Collecting Bodies (seen below) will be available exclusively at the gallery. Photo credit: Emporium's. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.]]>
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Releases: Ernest Zacharevic – “Splash and Burn” Lithograph http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/releases-ernest-zacharevic-splash-and-burn-lithograph/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/releases-ernest-zacharevic-splash-and-burn-lithograph/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:23:52 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=318024 ernest_zacharevic06

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic just announced he will be releasing his self-produced limited edition Splash and Burn on the 20th of January at 3pm GMT via ErnestZacharevic.com. This 11 layer lithograph was produced at the Idem Studio in Paris and each print has been hand finished by the artist. Following his previous work and theme of children at play, the image depicts a young boy with a burning match in hand, atop a rhino folded from an American dollar bill. Further exploring the interaction of kids and origami art he introduced in his Lisbon show in 2015 (covered), the Malaysia-based artist is also giving a subtle comment on the fragility of world economy through an image of a majestic and powerful endangered species. Each print has been hand finished with an antique oil lantern and matches to create an individual swirl of smoke on each image. Splash and Burn is printed on a BFK Rives 270gr paper measuring 90cm x 68cm and the entire edition of 130 is signed and numbered by the artist. The release will be used to generate funding for a self curated art campaign launching in spring 2017 in association with The Sumatran Orangutan Society, an organization that is protecting the critically endangered Sumatran orangutans and their forests. Discuss Ernest Zacharevic here.]]>
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Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic just announced he will be releasing his self-produced limited edition Splash and Burn on the 20th of January at 3pm GMT via ErnestZacharevic.com. This 11 layer lithograph was produced at the Idem Studio in Paris and each print has been hand finished by the artist. Following his previous work and theme of children at play, the image depicts a young boy with a burning match in hand, atop a rhino folded from an American dollar bill. Further exploring the interaction of kids and origami art he introduced in his Lisbon show in 2015 (covered), the Malaysia-based artist is also giving a subtle comment on the fragility of world economy through an image of a majestic and powerful endangered species. Each print has been hand finished with an antique oil lantern and matches to create an individual swirl of smoke on each image. Splash and Burn is printed on a BFK Rives 270gr paper measuring 90cm x 68cm and the entire edition of 130 is signed and numbered by the artist. The release will be used to generate funding for a self curated art campaign launching in spring 2017 in association with The Sumatran Orangutan Society, an organization that is protecting the critically endangered Sumatran orangutans and their forests. Discuss Ernest Zacharevic here.]]>
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Preview: Carl Krull – “Sediment” @ Format Artspace http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/preview-carl-krull-sediment-format-artspace/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/preview-carl-krull-sediment-format-artspace/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:59:03 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=317960 Carl_Krull_Henrik_Haven06

On Friday, the 20th of January, Format Artspace in Copenhagen will be opening a new exhibition by Carl Krull. Exclusively focused on five series of hand pulled silk-screen prints, Sediment will include new works that for first time in years include colors. Through his simple and unique visual language, the Danish artist manages to get his images from the two-dimensional surface of the paper. His recognizable line work creates portraits and other imagery in an almost sculptural manner, with finished pieces reminiscent of topographic maps or tree rings. In his newest pieces, he layers the different color silkscreen prints on paper, achieving aneven stronger effect of multidimensionality. The multi-colored double exposures push his work further towards abstraction, while keeping the signature elements of hand drawn lines that form figurative imagery. The show will stay on view through March 11th. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Carl Krull here.]]>
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On Friday, the 20th of January, Format Artspace in Copenhagen will be opening a new exhibition by Carl Krull. Exclusively focused on five series of hand pulled silk-screen prints, Sediment will include new works that for first time in years include colors. Through his simple and unique visual language, the Danish artist manages to get his images from the two-dimensional surface of the paper. His recognizable line work creates portraits and other imagery in an almost sculptural manner, with finished pieces reminiscent of topographic maps or tree rings. In his newest pieces, he layers the different color silkscreen prints on paper, achieving aneven stronger effect of multidimensionality. The multi-colored double exposures push his work further towards abstraction, while keeping the signature elements of hand drawn lines that form figurative imagery. The show will stay on view through March 11th. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss Carl Krull here.]]>
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Previews: Paco Pomet – “Un Breve Fulgor (A Brief Glare)” @ Galería My Name’s Lolita Art http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/previews-paco-pomet-un-breve-fulgor-a-brief-glance-galeria-my-names-lolita-art/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/previews-paco-pomet-un-breve-fulgor-a-brief-glance-galeria-my-names-lolita-art/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:53:47 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=317970 Nieve negra (Óleo sobre lienzo. 200 x 255 cm. 2017)

On the 26th of January, Galería My Name's Lolita Art in Madrid will be opening a new solo by Paco Pomet. It's been 10 years since his first show with the gallery, and after showing his work more than 15 times, both in Spain and internationally, this will be artist's 1st return to Madrid after his most recent international successes - back in 2015 Pomet was included in Banksy's Dismaland project (covered) and last year he was invited to take part in Juxtapoz x Superflat touring museum exhibition (covered). Un Breve Fulgor (A Brief Glare) will include fresh paintings that the Spanish artist has been creating in his Granada studio since last US solo show, further exploring his distinctive concept of altering vintage black/white photographs from the beginning of the 20th century. By incorporating vibrant colors and a light or glow effect, adding or removing visual elements, playing with dimension and scale, or incorporating modern day graphics, Pomet creates an effective, different narrative in contrast to the original images. These visual glitches are the key elements through which he captures an observer's attention after only a brief glance at his work. The paradoxical, impossible, surreal, often comical elements trigger the feeling of strangeness and invites the viewer to further explore the work. Balancing between the absurd and sense of mystery, it's the impossibility to clarify the meaning and the purpose of the scene presented that grasps the attention and plays with the possible new reality. Using a wide range of "tricks", he amplifies the unique feel of vintage photography, altering their original subject to a new one referring to politics, gender or environmental issues, technology, etc. The show will stay on view through March 15th. Discuss Paco Pomet here.]]>
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On the 26th of January, Galería My Name's Lolita Art in Madrid will be opening a new solo by Paco Pomet. It's been 10 years since his first show with the gallery, and after showing his work more than 15 times, both in Spain and internationally, this will be artist's 1st return to Madrid after his most recent international successes - back in 2015 Pomet was included in Banksy's Dismaland project (covered) and last year he was invited to take part in Juxtapoz x Superflat touring museum exhibition (covered). Un Breve Fulgor (A Brief Glare) will include fresh paintings that the Spanish artist has been creating in his Granada studio since last US solo show, further exploring his distinctive concept of altering vintage black/white photographs from the beginning of the 20th century. By incorporating vibrant colors and a light or glow effect, adding or removing visual elements, playing with dimension and scale, or incorporating modern day graphics, Pomet creates an effective, different narrative in contrast to the original images. These visual glitches are the key elements through which he captures an observer's attention after only a brief glance at his work. The paradoxical, impossible, surreal, often comical elements trigger the feeling of strangeness and invites the viewer to further explore the work. Balancing between the absurd and sense of mystery, it's the impossibility to clarify the meaning and the purpose of the scene presented that grasps the attention and plays with the possible new reality. Using a wide range of "tricks", he amplifies the unique feel of vintage photography, altering their original subject to a new one referring to politics, gender or environmental issues, technology, etc. The show will stay on view through March 15th. Discuss Paco Pomet here.]]>
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Releases: Liqen – “Devenire Fetus Granata” Lithograph http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/releases-liqen-devenire-fetus-granata-lithograph/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2017/01/releases-liqen-devenire-fetus-granata-lithograph/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:43:32 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=317982 liqen_09

Last October, Liqen spent some time in Vicenza, Italy, working on his newest lithograph at Busato Workshop. Working at the same table as Miró, De Chirico and Rafael Alberti did back in the days was quite an experience for an artist fully dedicated to creating traditional artwork. Whether he is working on drawings, paintings, murals, ceramics, or creating limited editions, the Spanish always makes sure he is using the most challenging ways of producing work. Devenire Fetus Granata is part of the series “Behavioval” (Oval Behavior), the idea based on frictions, mutations and transformations in egg spirituality and morphology. The main image shows a fetus resting in a womb in the shape of grenade, symbolizing all the children that are born into societies where war, conflict, and terror are common place. The design was painted directly on the lithographic plate without any previous template or sketch, which kept all the imperfections and flaws as a part of the finished work, adding to its charm. The print is released in two main editions via CorpusDelicti.co - regular black and white, and an AP edition of watercolor hand colored ones. Both are numbered and signed by the artist, and come limited to only 12 copies printed on 300g/m2 paper, measuring 70 x 50 cm. Discuss Liqen here. https://vimeo.com/194957002]]>
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Last October, Liqen spent some time in Vicenza, Italy, working on his newest lithograph at Busato Workshop. Working at the same table as Miró, De Chirico and Rafael Alberti did back in the days was quite an experience for an artist fully dedicated to creating traditional artwork. Whether he is working on drawings, paintings, murals, ceramics, or creating limited editions, the Spanish always makes sure he is using the most challenging ways of producing work. Devenire Fetus Granata is part of the series “Behavioval” (Oval Behavior), the idea based on frictions, mutations and transformations in egg spirituality and morphology. The main image shows a fetus resting in a womb in the shape of grenade, symbolizing all the children that are born into societies where war, conflict, and terror are common place. The design was painted directly on the lithographic plate without any previous template or sketch, which kept all the imperfections and flaws as a part of the finished work, adding to its charm. The print is released in two main editions via CorpusDelicti.co - regular black and white, and an AP edition of watercolor hand colored ones. Both are numbered and signed by the artist, and come limited to only 12 copies printed on 300g/m2 paper, measuring 70 x 50 cm. Discuss Liqen here. https://vimeo.com/194957002]]>
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