Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:47:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 José Parlá for One World Trade Center http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/jose-parla-for-one-world-trade-center/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/jose-parla-for-one-world-trade-center/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:45:14 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265653 JP_NY5

Continuing to make his mark in New York with high profile projects (also see Barclays Center & BAM), José Parlá recently unveiled a new mural in the One World Trade Center. The 1776 feet tall building in Manhattan took 13 years of construction and cost $3.9 billion, and stands near where the Twin Towers collapsed after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The locally based artist was the perfect choice in terms of his history in the area as well as the fact that the curatorial team was looking for abstract works that had a unifying theme. Taking over eight months to complete, the massive 90 foot mural entitled One: Union of the Senses will greet guests and visitors in the lobby of the building as well as introduce them to Parlá's colorful urban calligraphy. For a closer look at the mural, check out this video from ARTINFO, who recently visited him in his studio. Photo credit: Rey & José Parlá. Discuss José Parlá here.]]>
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Continuing to make his mark in New York with high profile projects (also see Barclays Center & BAM), José Parlá recently unveiled a new mural in the One World Trade Center. The 1776 feet tall building in Manhattan took 13 years of construction and cost $3.9 billion, and stands near where the Twin Towers collapsed after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The locally based artist was the perfect choice in terms of his history in the area as well as the fact that the curatorial team was looking for abstract works that had a unifying theme. Taking over eight months to complete, the massive 90 foot mural entitled One: Union of the Senses will greet guests and visitors in the lobby of the building as well as introduce them to Parlá's colorful urban calligraphy. For a closer look at the mural, check out this video from ARTINFO, who recently visited him in his studio. Photo credit: Rey & José Parlá. Discuss José Parlá here.]]>
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Streets: Reka (Washington, D.C.) http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/streets-reka-washington-d-c/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/streets-reka-washington-d-c/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:38:26 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265311 reka_dc12

Reka recently spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. creating murals for  Art Whino Gallery's new project. Thhe first one he created was this striking piece seen above at L'enfant Plaza, showing two female figures with something that appears like masks over their faces. Constructed with his signature style of abstract shapes that assemble together in recognizable forms, it is another example of the Australian artist's skills when it comes to creating crisp sharp line work and combining complementing colors. Along with this piece, the Berlin-based artist collaborated with Polish artist Nawer, who's known for his abstract creations. The duo created a mini series of smaller murals, showing three insects designed by Reka, with Nawer's work inside. The clash of organic, curved shapes of the creatures, against strict geometrical shapes built with lines and almost architectural looking forms, resulted in these futuristic, machine looking pieces. In order to emphasize the collaborative element of the work, they produced a bit of a transformation timeline with the image is on the right being completely Nawer's, the middle one being a clean collaboration, and finally the one of the left being primarily Reka's work.]]>
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Reka recently spent two weeks in Washington, D.C. creating murals for  Art Whino Gallery's new project. Thhe first one he created was this striking piece seen above at L'enfant Plaza, showing two female figures with something that appears like masks over their faces. Constructed with his signature style of abstract shapes that assemble together in recognizable forms, it is another example of the Australian artist's skills when it comes to creating crisp sharp line work and combining complementing colors. Along with this piece, the Berlin-based artist collaborated with Polish artist Nawer, who's known for his abstract creations. The duo created a mini series of smaller murals, showing three insects designed by Reka, with Nawer's work inside. The clash of organic, curved shapes of the creatures, against strict geometrical shapes built with lines and almost architectural looking forms, resulted in these futuristic, machine looking pieces. In order to emphasize the collaborative element of the work, they produced a bit of a transformation timeline with the image is on the right being completely Nawer's, the middle one being a clean collaboration, and finally the one of the left being primarily Reka's work.]]>
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Recap: Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans (San Diego) http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/recap-sea-walls-murals-for-oceans-san-diego/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/recap-sea-walls-murals-for-oceans-san-diego/#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:26:20 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265561 pangeaseed06

The hardworking people from the PangeaSeed project are continuing their praiseworthy efforts with another successful edition of their Sea Walls: Murals for Ocean events. After an event in Mexico back in August (covered), they recently finished out their San Diego edition. For this leg of the project, they've collaborated with eight international artists and painted murals in the East Village district of San Diego, California. As always, the idea behind this project is "to help bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans into streets around the globe via art and activism." With many artists sharing the same ideas and values as PangeaSeed, these events result in some stunning works that glorify the beauty of our oceans and warn about issues related to their pollution and conservation of its teeming life. Along with murals, the organization coordinated "community-based educational efforts that focus attention on major environmental issues the oceans are currently facing and promote the importance of long-term sustainability of natural resources." The most recent iteration included a new striking mural by British artist Phlegm, a new double sided mural by Chinese artist DalEast, Australian Fintan Magee created one of his signature figurative based images with a focus on the subject of the event, as well as  EXIST1981  or Zio Ziegler, or Tatiana Suarez x Nosego x Persue, who collaborated on their elaborate piece. Photo credit: Tre' Packard / PangeaSeed.org 2014]]>
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The hardworking people from the PangeaSeed project are continuing their praiseworthy efforts with another successful edition of their Sea Walls: Murals for Ocean events. After an event in Mexico back in August (covered), they recently finished out their San Diego edition. For this leg of the project, they've collaborated with eight international artists and painted murals in the East Village district of San Diego, California. As always, the idea behind this project is "to help bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans into streets around the globe via art and activism." With many artists sharing the same ideas and values as PangeaSeed, these events result in some stunning works that glorify the beauty of our oceans and warn about issues related to their pollution and conservation of its teeming life. Along with murals, the organization coordinated "community-based educational efforts that focus attention on major environmental issues the oceans are currently facing and promote the importance of long-term sustainability of natural resources." The most recent iteration included a new striking mural by British artist Phlegm, a new double sided mural by Chinese artist DalEast, Australian Fintan Magee created one of his signature figurative based images with a focus on the subject of the event, as well as  EXIST1981  or Zio Ziegler, or Tatiana Suarez x Nosego x Persue, who collaborated on their elaborate piece. Photo credit: Tre' Packard / PangeaSeed.org 2014]]>
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Customs: Joe Ledbetter – Dissected Mutant Bunny http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/customs-joe-ledbetter-dissected-mutant-bunny/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/customs-joe-ledbetter-dissected-mutant-bunny/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:40:01 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265629 10679810_10152488045507113_2821634888169388781_o

Ever since when he started in 2011, Joe Ledbetter has continually adding to his custom painted Mutant Bunny series (examples here, here, and here). Featuring arguably the Los Angeles-based artist's most beloved character, each of these art objects have been painstakingly painted in creative manifestations of the original form, sometimes mirrored in paintings past or future. The latest one we are sharing with you is a beautiful dissected version - check out more photos below… Discuss Joe Ledbetter here.]]>
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Ever since when he started in 2011, Joe Ledbetter has continually adding to his custom painted Mutant Bunny series (examples here, here, and here). Featuring arguably the Los Angeles-based artist's most beloved character, each of these art objects have been painstakingly painted in creative manifestations of the original form, sometimes mirrored in paintings past or future. The latest one we are sharing with you is a beautiful dissected version - check out more photos below… Discuss Joe Ledbetter here.]]>
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Showing: Daniel Arsham – “Bound Figure” @ Pippy Houldsworth Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/showing-daniel-arsham-bound-figure-pippy-houldsworth-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/showing-daniel-arsham-bound-figure-pippy-houldsworth-gallery/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:47:40 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265606 Arsham_Bound Figure_2014_04

On the 22nd of November, Daniel Arsham opened a special project at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London, introducing a single wall intervention titled Bound Figure. Along with opening this show, the New York- based artist is taking part in Post Pop: East Meets West show at Saatchi Gallery as well as held the London premiere of his Future Relic 02 film, announcing his new limited edition sculpture release. Following the series of signature works in which he creates pieces in which materials behave in unexpected ways, the installation created with fibreglass, paint, joint compound, fabric and a pair of shoes show a human figure covered with the gallery walls. By manipulating and distorting the basic architecture of the gallery space and making the wall surface act different than what we're used, the presentation results in "transcending the boundaries of the white cube by physically  altering its framework." We've seen Arsham creating similar interventions in different spaces, sometimes manipulating the surface, sometimes playing with the depth of the wall, and sometimes modifying it's look and texture in unusual ways, creating a vivid illusion. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.]]>
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On the 22nd of November, Daniel Arsham opened a special project at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery in London, introducing a single wall intervention titled Bound Figure. Along with opening this show, the New York- based artist is taking part in Post Pop: East Meets West show at Saatchi Gallery as well as held the London premiere of his Future Relic 02 film, announcing his new limited edition sculpture release. Following the series of signature works in which he creates pieces in which materials behave in unexpected ways, the installation created with fibreglass, paint, joint compound, fabric and a pair of shoes show a human figure covered with the gallery walls. By manipulating and distorting the basic architecture of the gallery space and making the wall surface act different than what we're used, the presentation results in "transcending the boundaries of the white cube by physically  altering its framework." We've seen Arsham creating similar interventions in different spaces, sometimes manipulating the surface, sometimes playing with the depth of the wall, and sometimes modifying it's look and texture in unusual ways, creating a vivid illusion. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.]]>
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Releases: Ernest Zacharevic “Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow” http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/releases-ernest-zacharevic-composition-with-red-blue-and-yellow/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/releases-ernest-zacharevic-composition-with-red-blue-and-yellow/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265530 ernest_zacharevic6

We recently received these exclusive images of Ernest Zacharevic working on his upcoming print release with PrintThemAll.com. Based on his outstanding mural he painted back in August for Living Walls project in Atlanta, the print titled "Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow" is an obvious nod to Dutch painted Piet Mondrian. Zacharevic is cleverly mixing Mondrian's strict concept with his own cheerful imagery of kids at play, adding a whole new perspective to one of the art classics. The addition of characters playing around these squares and bold black grid, adds more personal, direct feeling to the whole idea, bringing the human element to the work. This idea is emphasized with the recognizable technique of  mixing spraycan lines and drips, with skilled brush strokes. The print was done at Idem studio in Paris, where Lithuanian artist recently spent couple of days mixing colors and approving test prints, before finally signing the edition of 60 8 color lithographs. The print is scheduled to be released at PrintThemAll.com on Thursday, 27th of November. Discuss Ernest Zacharevic here.]]>
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We recently received these exclusive images of Ernest Zacharevic working on his upcoming print release with PrintThemAll.com. Based on his outstanding mural he painted back in August for Living Walls project in Atlanta, the print titled "Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow" is an obvious nod to Dutch painted Piet Mondrian. Zacharevic is cleverly mixing Mondrian's strict concept with his own cheerful imagery of kids at play, adding a whole new perspective to one of the art classics. The addition of characters playing around these squares and bold black grid, adds more personal, direct feeling to the whole idea, bringing the human element to the work. This idea is emphasized with the recognizable technique of  mixing spraycan lines and drips, with skilled brush strokes. The print was done at Idem studio in Paris, where Lithuanian artist recently spent couple of days mixing colors and approving test prints, before finally signing the edition of 60 8 color lithographs. The print is scheduled to be released at PrintThemAll.com on Thursday, 27th of November. Discuss Ernest Zacharevic here.]]>
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Upcoming: KAWS – “Permanent Vacation” @ Eden Rock Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/upcoming-kaws-permanent-vacation-eden-rock-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/upcoming-kaws-permanent-vacation-eden-rock-gallery/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:44:15 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265600 kaws

As fans in his home country prep for the Thanksgiving holiday, KAWS is currently in St. Barths, where he has frequently vacationed in the past, getting ready for a showing at the Eden Rock Gallery opening on November 28th. In conjunction with Art Saint Barth and presented by Galerie Perrotin, the exhibition will be held at the top of the Eden Rock Hotel. On display will be Permanent Vacation, a dolphin-shaped painting from the Brooklyn-based artist, as well as selections from his recent black and white series MAN’S BEST FRIEND (also seen in Los Angeles recently). Discuss KAWS here.]]>
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As fans in his home country prep for the Thanksgiving holiday, KAWS is currently in St. Barths, where he has frequently vacationed in the past, getting ready for a showing at the Eden Rock Gallery opening on November 28th. In conjunction with Art Saint Barth and presented by Galerie Perrotin, the exhibition will be held at the top of the Eden Rock Hotel. On display will be Permanent Vacation, a dolphin-shaped painting from the Brooklyn-based artist, as well as selections from his recent black and white series MAN’S BEST FRIEND (also seen in Los Angeles recently). Discuss KAWS here.]]>
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Openings: Harif Guzman @ SOHO Arts Club http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/openings-harif-guzman-soho-arts-club/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/openings-harif-guzman-soho-arts-club/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:00:26 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265509 harif_0

These days, New York's SOHO is primarily know for its high fashion, high society and high dollar retailers. Comfortably nestled among the boutiques, however, is a sprawling 4,000 square foot, second story loft called The SOHO Arts Club.  The space—and its founder, acclaimed contemporary artist Harif Guzman—quietly provide much needed refuge to many local and traveling artists. Guzman spent many of his early years wandering the same New York City streets, when the neighborhood wasn't nearly as polished and was certainly less en vogue than today. And gentrification isn't going to completely snuff out art in Lower Manhattan, at least if Guzman, A.K.A. Hacula, has his way. On November 20th, he opened his doors for one night only to explore his latest body of work entitled Making the Best of Ones Life When Born with Two Left Feet. You can still quietly inquire about a private viewing by e-mailing inquiries@sohoartsclub.org. Photos: Manuel Bello]]>
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These days, New York's SOHO is primarily know for its high fashion, high society and high dollar retailers. Comfortably nestled among the boutiques, however, is a sprawling 4,000 square foot, second story loft called The SOHO Arts Club.  The space—and its founder, acclaimed contemporary artist Harif Guzman—quietly provide much needed refuge to many local and traveling artists. Guzman spent many of his early years wandering the same New York City streets, when the neighborhood wasn't nearly as polished and was certainly less en vogue than today. And gentrification isn't going to completely snuff out art in Lower Manhattan, at least if Guzman, A.K.A. Hacula, has his way. On November 20th, he opened his doors for one night only to explore his latest body of work entitled Making the Best of Ones Life When Born with Two Left Feet. You can still quietly inquire about a private viewing by e-mailing inquiries@sohoartsclub.org. Photos: Manuel Bello]]>
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Streets: Rostarr for The Standard (NYC) – Part I http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/streets-rostarr-for-the-standard-nyc-part-i/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/streets-rostarr-for-the-standard-nyc-part-i/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:46:05 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265541 10802450_535460226591495_1164669183_n

Currently in New York, gifted urban calligrapher Rostarr is working on a rooftop mural for The Standard Hotel. The piece, when completed, will be a welcome addition to the visual landscape associated with the high traffic High Line pedestrian walkway. Take a look below at some in-progress shots of Romon in action and head over for a look yourself when the work is completed. Photo credit: @chrismosier, @geoffsean, @takuspefad, and the artist. Discuss Rostarr here.]]>
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Currently in New York, gifted urban calligrapher Rostarr is working on a rooftop mural for The Standard Hotel. The piece, when completed, will be a welcome addition to the visual landscape associated with the high traffic High Line pedestrian walkway. Take a look below at some in-progress shots of Romon in action and head over for a look yourself when the work is completed. Photo credit: @chrismosier, @geoffsean, @takuspefad, and the artist. Discuss Rostarr here.]]>
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