Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Thu, 05 May 2016 16:12:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Releases: Pejac – “Wound” Print http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/releases-pejac-wound-print/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/releases-pejac-wound-print/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 16:12:34 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=299132 Pejac Wound 4

After returning from an inspiring trip to Jordan (covered), Pejac spent the last couple days finalizing his upcoming print release, Wound. Showing an ice breaker leaving a bloody scar as it roams the frozen ocean, it's one of the works by the Spanish artist that speaks to major environmental issues.
Through a minimalist approach, using a limited color palette and lots of negative space to accent the message, Pejac created an emotive image that speaks volumes. Symbolizing the irreparable damage to the environment caused by human behavior, Wound is one of the images the artist painted for his upcoming London solo show (previewed). Scheduled for Thursday May 12th 2016 at 6pm CET (12pm EST) on Pejac.es, the four color screenprint will be released in an edition of 80 pieces, all coming with an embossed stamp, signed and numbered by the artist and with an accompanying Certificate of Authenticity.
Discuss Pejac here.
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After returning from an inspiring trip to Jordan (covered), Pejac spent the last couple days finalizing his upcoming print release, Wound. Showing an ice breaker leaving a bloody scar as it roams the frozen ocean, it's one of the works by the Spanish artist that speaks to major environmental issues.
Through a minimalist approach, using a limited color palette and lots of negative space to accent the message, Pejac created an emotive image that speaks volumes. Symbolizing the irreparable damage to the environment caused by human behavior, Wound is one of the images the artist painted for his upcoming London solo show (previewed). Scheduled for Thursday May 12th 2016 at 6pm CET (12pm EST) on Pejac.es, the four color screenprint will be released in an edition of 80 pieces, all coming with an embossed stamp, signed and numbered by the artist and with an accompanying Certificate of Authenticity.
Discuss Pejac here.
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Recap: David Choe // Igloo Hong (Morocco) http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/recap-david-choe-igloo-hong-morocco/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/recap-david-choe-igloo-hong-morocco/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 04:29:06 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=299143 13109012_570933576417785_1064797322_n

Last month, David Choe (featured) led a group of artists into the wilds of Morocco on another Igloo Hong funded project (also see Cambodia). Included on the trip to Marrakech were repeat attendees El Mac & Andrew Hem along with newcomers Mars-1, Aaron Horkey, and DVS-1. As usual, it sounded like it was an artistic as well as a spiritually-revealing journey - you can read more from straight from the horse's mouth here. Discuss David Choe here.]]>
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Last month, David Choe (featured) led a group of artists into the wilds of Morocco on another Igloo Hong funded project (also see Cambodia). Included on the trip to Marrakech were repeat attendees El Mac & Andrew Hem along with newcomers Mars-1, Aaron Horkey, and DVS-1. As usual, it sounded like it was an artistic as well as a spiritually-revealing journey - you can read more from straight from the horse's mouth here. Discuss David Choe here.]]>
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Streets: Saner (Morocco) http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/streets-saner-rabat-morocco/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/streets-saner-rabat-morocco/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 03:56:01 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=299171 saner05

Along with with 23 other artisst, Saner was recently in Rabat, participating in the local Jidar Urban Art Festival. During his visit, the Mexican artist painted a vibrant figurative mural on the streets of Morocco's capital. Known for works that are strongly inspired by the Latin and South American tradition and history, Saner modified one of his familiar characters to fit the new environment. The bright colored image depicts a masked man serving tea in a traditional Moroccan way. By mixing the local head scarf and robe, along with characteristic trays, cups and teapot along with his signature Mexican face mask, he was able to create a subtle blend of distant cultures and traditions.]]>
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Along with with 23 other artisst, Saner was recently in Rabat, participating in the local Jidar Urban Art Festival. During his visit, the Mexican artist painted a vibrant figurative mural on the streets of Morocco's capital. Known for works that are strongly inspired by the Latin and South American tradition and history, Saner modified one of his familiar characters to fit the new environment. The bright colored image depicts a masked man serving tea in a traditional Moroccan way. By mixing the local head scarf and robe, along with characteristic trays, cups and teapot along with his signature Mexican face mask, he was able to create a subtle blend of distant cultures and traditions.]]>
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Previews: Peter Ferguson – “Lifeboats of a Sinking Witch” @ Roq La Rue http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/previews-peter-ferguson-lifeboats-of-a-sinking-witch-roq-la-rue/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/previews-peter-ferguson-lifeboats-of-a-sinking-witch-roq-la-rue/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 00:58:04 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=299157 Jamboree small

The evening of May 5th, Peter Ferguson’s Lifeboats of a Sinking Witch will open at Roq La Rue in Seattle. As per his usual aesthetic, the Canadian artist has prepared a series of oil paintings painted in a traditional manner that evoke early 20th century small town Americana. On closer examination, the subject matter is what distinguishes his work from the classics with fantastical and surreal elements. Take a look at more preview images below... Discuss Peter Ferguson here.]]>
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The evening of May 5th, Peter Ferguson’s Lifeboats of a Sinking Witch will open at Roq La Rue in Seattle. As per his usual aesthetic, the Canadian artist has prepared a series of oil paintings painted in a traditional manner that evoke early 20th century small town Americana. On closer examination, the subject matter is what distinguishes his work from the classics with fantastical and surreal elements. Take a look at more preview images below... Discuss Peter Ferguson here.]]>
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Upcoming: Antony Micallef – ‘Raw Intent’ @ Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong) http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/upcoming-antony-micallef-raw-intent-pearl-lam-galleries-hong-kong/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/upcoming-antony-micallef-raw-intent-pearl-lam-galleries-hong-kong/#comments Thu, 05 May 2016 00:49:22 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=299196 Micallef-Raw Intent

Antony Micallef (interviewed) will be opening his first solo in Asia on May 13th at Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong. The British artist will present a new series of paintings and studies that explore the relationships of the mechanics of artistic intent, representation, and the use of paint as a material for expressing emotions. The title of the exhibition, Raw Intent, refers to a seemingly unmediated yet highly conscious process of manipulating the material during the act of painting. By presenting an unidentifiable figure in the painting, he intends to trigger the audience’s sympathy. Micallef states his intention - 'I am interested in that space where the figure almost disintegrates but somehow stays intact, leaving a sense of friction and raw distortion. The medium is celebrated and used in full force in many different ways with many different tools to render life that echoes traces of our emotional field.' Photo courtesy of the artist and gallery. Discuss Antony Micallef here.]]>
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Antony Micallef (interviewed) will be opening his first solo in Asia on May 13th at Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong. The British artist will present a new series of paintings and studies that explore the relationships of the mechanics of artistic intent, representation, and the use of paint as a material for expressing emotions. The title of the exhibition, Raw Intent, refers to a seemingly unmediated yet highly conscious process of manipulating the material during the act of painting. By presenting an unidentifiable figure in the painting, he intends to trigger the audience’s sympathy. Micallef states his intention - 'I am interested in that space where the figure almost disintegrates but somehow stays intact, leaving a sense of friction and raw distortion. The medium is celebrated and used in full force in many different ways with many different tools to render life that echoes traces of our emotional field.' Photo courtesy of the artist and gallery. Discuss Antony Micallef here.]]>
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Upcoming: Scott Listfield – “An American Astronaut In London” @ StolenSpace http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/upcoming-scott-listfield-an-american-astronaut-in-london-stolenspace/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/upcoming-scott-listfield-an-american-astronaut-in-london-stolenspace/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 07:05:21 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=299166 13131691_10154143564324770_5821530424885901458_o

Coming up on May 5th, An American Astronaut In London will open at StolenSpace, a new exhibition from Scott Listfield. For his first solo in London, the American artist has created a fresh collection of paintings featuring his signature astronaut in an alternate version of the British capital, "left seemingly abandoned in the mid 90's, covered in graffiti, and sprinkled with band posters from prominent British bands of 20 years ago." Fans should stop by before the end of the month as the showing closes on May 29th. Discuss Scott Listfield here.]]>
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Coming up on May 5th, An American Astronaut In London will open at StolenSpace, a new exhibition from Scott Listfield. For his first solo in London, the American artist has created a fresh collection of paintings featuring his signature astronaut in an alternate version of the British capital, "left seemingly abandoned in the mid 90's, covered in graffiti, and sprinkled with band posters from prominent British bands of 20 years ago." Fans should stop by before the end of the month as the showing closes on May 29th. Discuss Scott Listfield here.]]>
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Releases: Tim Doyle – “I’m No Body” Prints http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/releases-tim-doyle-im-no-body-print/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/releases-tim-doyle-im-no-body-print/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 03:59:49 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=299117 jakku-night-web (1)

May 4th or May the Fourth Be With You Day if you will, Spoke Art will be continuing their annual tradition of releasing Star Wars related limited editions. This year, Tim Doyle will be offering up a day and night version of his I'm No Body prints inspired by Rey in The Force Awakens. Fans of the artist will recognize these images as from his UnReal Estate series where fictional iconic locations from film and television are recreated. Head over here at 1pm EST tomorrow if you are interested in adding this to your collection.

Discuss Tim Doyle here.

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May 4th or May the Fourth Be With You Day if you will, Spoke Art will be continuing their annual tradition of releasing Star Wars related limited editions. This year, Tim Doyle will be offering up a day and night version of his I'm No Body prints inspired by Rey in The Force Awakens. Fans of the artist will recognize these images as from his UnReal Estate series where fictional iconic locations from film and television are recreated. Head over here at 1pm EST tomorrow if you are interested in adding this to your collection.

Discuss Tim Doyle here.

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Showing: Marilyn Minter – “Pretty/Dirty” @ Orange County Museum of Art http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/showing-marilyn-minter-prettydirty-orange-county-museum-of-art/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/showing-marilyn-minter-prettydirty-orange-county-museum-of-art/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 02:31:01 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=299102 0g0y6fcCpYT7eiSbKt0IbZMrDE-NFKvjs1VfeuaqEV4

Earlier this month, Marilyn Minter opened a new show at the Orange County Museum of Art entitled Pretty/Dirty. The retrospective features over 25 paintings made between 1976 and 2015, three video works, and several photographs that highlight the American artist's focus on society's obsession with feminine beauty. Included are her iconic and lush works that focus on various eroticized parts of the female body like the feet, lips, and eyes. The exhibition will be on view through July 10th. Photo credit: James Ng for Arrested Motion. Discuss Marilyn Minter here.]]>
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Earlier this month, Marilyn Minter opened a new show at the Orange County Museum of Art entitled Pretty/Dirty. The retrospective features over 25 paintings made between 1976 and 2015, three video works, and several photographs that highlight the American artist's focus on society's obsession with feminine beauty. Included are her iconic and lush works that focus on various eroticized parts of the female body like the feet, lips, and eyes. The exhibition will be on view through July 10th. Photo credit: James Ng for Arrested Motion. Discuss Marilyn Minter here.]]>
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Previews: Axel Void – “Nobody” @ Athen B. Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/previews-axel-void-nobody-athen-b-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/05/previews-axel-void-nobody-athen-b-gallery/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 01:18:43 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=299060 axel_void3

On May 7th, Athen B. Gallery will host a pop-up solo by Axel Void. Titled Nobody, the exhibition will open at 222 Broadway St. in Downtown Oakland on May 7th at 7pm. The Miami-born artist, whose real name is Alejandro Hugo Dorda Meys has been known for dark, often figurative works that mixes text, classical painting and drawing. Meys also creates large murals on the street, which like his gallery work, regularly addresses social issues and the everyday problems of regular people while pointing out injustice and cruelty. Following that path, the show is based on life of Alvie Morris, a person whose image Void used as a reference for a mural years ago. After Alvie got in touch a few months later, they kept in touch and his unusual life path inspired the artist to create a film about it. The scenes from that film that tell his story are direct references for the new body of work created for this showcase. From a series of oil on canvas paintings to sculptural work, the showing is a tribute to everyday people, paying homage to mundanity and the quotidian life. https://vimeo.com/165042820]]>
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On May 7th, Athen B. Gallery will host a pop-up solo by Axel Void. Titled Nobody, the exhibition will open at 222 Broadway St. in Downtown Oakland on May 7th at 7pm. The Miami-born artist, whose real name is Alejandro Hugo Dorda Meys has been known for dark, often figurative works that mixes text, classical painting and drawing. Meys also creates large murals on the street, which like his gallery work, regularly addresses social issues and the everyday problems of regular people while pointing out injustice and cruelty. Following that path, the show is based on life of Alvie Morris, a person whose image Void used as a reference for a mural years ago. After Alvie got in touch a few months later, they kept in touch and his unusual life path inspired the artist to create a film about it. The scenes from that film that tell his story are direct references for the new body of work created for this showcase. From a series of oil on canvas paintings to sculptural work, the showing is a tribute to everyday people, paying homage to mundanity and the quotidian life. https://vimeo.com/165042820]]>
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