Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:20:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Preview: Phil Frost “Intuitive Mathematics” @ Galeria Javier Lopez http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/preview-phil-frost-intuitive-mathematics-galeria-javier-lopez/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/preview-phil-frost-intuitive-mathematics-galeria-javier-lopez/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:20:30 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265326 Phil Frost - Mike Widiner04

On 26th of November, Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid will open a solo show by legendary artist, Phil FrostIntuitive Mathematics will include all new, previously unseen works that New York-based painter has been working since his last show solo show in 2013. Frost refers to his works as “intuitive perceptive portraiture” which is where the title of the show was derived. In this case, mathematics is process of layering and multiplying his signature elements, in order to create his iconic imagery. His recognizable aesthetics include layers of flat white mask-like forms that are floating over colorful backgrounds and blending with bold repetitive shapes. This dense repetition of forms and colors results in recognizable patterns that are the essence of his works. We've seen those iconic patterns cover canvases, scrap wood, baseball bats, and are looking forward to seeing what they invaded for his first solo show with the gallery. Discuss Phil Frost here.]]>
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On 26th of November, Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid will open a solo show by legendary artist, Phil FrostIntuitive Mathematics will include all new, previously unseen works that New York-based painter has been working since his last show solo show in 2013. Frost refers to his works as “intuitive perceptive portraiture” which is where the title of the show was derived. In this case, mathematics is process of layering and multiplying his signature elements, in order to create his iconic imagery. His recognizable aesthetics include layers of flat white mask-like forms that are floating over colorful backgrounds and blending with bold repetitive shapes. This dense repetition of forms and colors results in recognizable patterns that are the essence of his works. We've seen those iconic patterns cover canvases, scrap wood, baseball bats, and are looking forward to seeing what they invaded for his first solo show with the gallery. Discuss Phil Frost here.]]>
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Openings: Faile -Works on Wood @ Allouche Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/openings-faile-works-on-wood-allouche-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/openings-faile-works-on-wood-allouche-gallery/#comments Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:30:11 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265101 IMG_1174

Duality is generally viewed as good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, love and hate and the relationship they have with the other, and that is just one of the many constants we all love about the work of Faile. Provocative imagery paired with romanticized hardship, "No Expectations",  "With Love and Kisses, Nothing lasts Forever", and "Fast Love" just a few of the dozens of inspiring quotes found within their latest stacked fragmented cubed collage. Even their signature "1986" referring to that moment of the challenger disaster, reminding the viewer that some moments you quite simply never forget, and quite humbly can never get back. But as raw as Faile's work might sometimes rub us we cannot deny its incredible symmetry through controlled chaos. These pieces are tightly woven works with many hints of new avenues to come from the duo, as well as some repeat performances mixed in from last years collaboration with the New York City Ballet. Faile's work always begs us to feel, while making it clear the feelings not going to last. With that in mind, if you have the opportunity we highly suggest you swing by the newly christened, Allouche Gallery in the heart of SOHO in New York City. Faile -'Works on Wood' will be on view until December 10th, which would be a great day for a closing party. Photos: Manuel Bello]]>
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Duality is generally viewed as good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, love and hate and the relationship they have with the other, and that is just one of the many constants we all love about the work of Faile. Provocative imagery paired with romanticized hardship, "No Expectations",  "With Love and Kisses, Nothing lasts Forever", and "Fast Love" just a few of the dozens of inspiring quotes found within their latest stacked fragmented cubed collage. Even their signature "1986" referring to that moment of the challenger disaster, reminding the viewer that some moments you quite simply never forget, and quite humbly can never get back. But as raw as Faile's work might sometimes rub us we cannot deny its incredible symmetry through controlled chaos. These pieces are tightly woven works with many hints of new avenues to come from the duo, as well as some repeat performances mixed in from last years collaboration with the New York City Ballet. Faile's work always begs us to feel, while making it clear the feelings not going to last. With that in mind, if you have the opportunity we highly suggest you swing by the newly christened, Allouche Gallery in the heart of SOHO in New York City. Faile -'Works on Wood' will be on view until December 10th, which would be a great day for a closing party. Photos: Manuel Bello]]>
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Previews: Katrin Fridriks – “Stendhal Syndrome” @ Circle Culture Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/previews-katrin-fridriks-stendhal-syndrome-circle-culture-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/previews-katrin-fridriks-stendhal-syndrome-circle-culture-gallery/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:30:41 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265425 katrin_fridriks_berlin3

We've just received these image previewing the upcoming solo show by Icelandic painter Katrin Fridriks at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin. Titled Stendhal Syndrome, this is her first solo show with the gallery in three years and its the closing exhibition of the year for the gallery as the works will stay on view all the way until February 14th 2015. The works and installations created for this show are mostly based on and inspired by the Stendhal Syndrome disorder, and are focused on infinite macro aspect of her abstract works. The preview images show a significant number of large monochrome works, with the centerpiece of the show being Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome installation with a custom-made sculptural magnifying glass dominating the gallery space. The show opens on 21st of November and some of the works exhibited are introducing the concept for installations Fridriks will be creating for Venice Biennale  2015. Discuss Katrin Fridriks here.]]>
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We've just received these image previewing the upcoming solo show by Icelandic painter Katrin Fridriks at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin. Titled Stendhal Syndrome, this is her first solo show with the gallery in three years and its the closing exhibition of the year for the gallery as the works will stay on view all the way until February 14th 2015. The works and installations created for this show are mostly based on and inspired by the Stendhal Syndrome disorder, and are focused on infinite macro aspect of her abstract works. The preview images show a significant number of large monochrome works, with the centerpiece of the show being Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome installation with a custom-made sculptural magnifying glass dominating the gallery space. The show opens on 21st of November and some of the works exhibited are introducing the concept for installations Fridriks will be creating for Venice Biennale  2015. Discuss Katrin Fridriks here.]]>
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Releases: C215 “Magnificat” http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/releases-c215-magnificat/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/releases-c215-magnificat/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:00:05 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265273 c215_4

We just received these studio photos from Paris, where C215 is adding final touches to his upcoming new editions.  French stencil artist teamed up this time with Print Them All studio in order to release his 2nd lithograph with them. The title of this print is Magnificat, and it is one of his signature cat images he's been painting on the streets worldwide. The print will be released on Thursday, 20th of November at 2pm CET, in an edition of 80 unique pieces, as each of them has been hand finished by the artist. They are 8 colours lithograph printed on Marinoni press machines at Idem studio in Paris using BFK Rives 270g paper with decked edges, measuring 75 x 78,5 cm.]]>
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We just received these studio photos from Paris, where C215 is adding final touches to his upcoming new editions.  French stencil artist teamed up this time with Print Them All studio in order to release his 2nd lithograph with them. The title of this print is Magnificat, and it is one of his signature cat images he's been painting on the streets worldwide. The print will be released on Thursday, 20th of November at 2pm CET, in an edition of 80 unique pieces, as each of them has been hand finished by the artist. They are 8 colours lithograph printed on Marinoni press machines at Idem studio in Paris using BFK Rives 270g paper with decked edges, measuring 75 x 78,5 cm.]]>
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Streets: Shepard Fairey – Nelson Mandela @ South Africa http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/streets-shepard-fairey-nelson-mandela-johannesburg/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/streets-shepard-fairey-nelson-mandela-johannesburg/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:30:50 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265285 Shepard Johannesburg AM 1

Shepard Fairey (featured) took his talents on a global tour this year with stops in Los AngelesChicago, Philly, New York, Berlin, Tokyo and South Africa, to name a few. One of his more notable stops was in South Africa, which has long been a focal point of political dissent. Given this situation, it's fitting that Mr. Fairey paid his first-ever visit to Johannesburg to build an eight story mural of their recently passed icon Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a key anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa. Shepard cites Mandela as a significant inspiration in his past work in South Africa. Check out this video by our friend Hey Luke of the artist's amazing mural and visit to Johannesburg w/ Hennessy. ]]>
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Shepard Fairey (featured) took his talents on a global tour this year with stops in Los AngelesChicago, Philly, New York, Berlin, Tokyo and South Africa, to name a few. One of his more notable stops was in South Africa, which has long been a focal point of political dissent. Given this situation, it's fitting that Mr. Fairey paid his first-ever visit to Johannesburg to build an eight story mural of their recently passed icon Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a key anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa. Shepard cites Mandela as a significant inspiration in his past work in South Africa. Check out this video by our friend Hey Luke of the artist's amazing mural and visit to Johannesburg w/ Hennessy. ]]>
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Studio Visit: Phlegm http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/studio-visit-phlegm/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/studio-visit-phlegm/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:30:04 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265263 phlegm-studio8

We recently had a peek inside Phlegm's little shed at the edge of Epping forest in London, seeing him adding final touches to his upcoming etching release that he has been working between his travels last year or so. The artist that is known for large, elaborate, narrative murals he has been creating everywhere from Sri Lanka to New Zealand, recently returned from his last world trip, and went straight to work finishing this long awaited edition. Working till late in the night in his tiny, 1.5 meters wide and 2.5 meters long studio, the skillful artist figured out a way to use this small cozy space to produce works of medium size. Always up for taking challenges and never up for conforming, Phlegm built his little shed so the chimney from the stove heats the work table and all the shelves fold up so that the press can extend when he rolls prints through. Watching this unique artist putting so much painstaking work and dedication to every step of the process, using only traditional tools and methods, will surely make you appreciate his unique work and these impressive copper etchings he will be releasing soon. He also showed us these mini stag beetles on wood he's been creating for an interesting secret little project, as well as told as about a book that he has been working on and off for the last few years. Titled In Brine, this is shaping up to be an incredible elaborate illustration book telling the eternal story about the nature and the circle of life seen through Phlegm's eyes and imagination.  http://vimeo.com/112187938]]>
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We recently had a peek inside Phlegm's little shed at the edge of Epping forest in London, seeing him adding final touches to his upcoming etching release that he has been working between his travels last year or so. The artist that is known for large, elaborate, narrative murals he has been creating everywhere from Sri Lanka to New Zealand, recently returned from his last world trip, and went straight to work finishing this long awaited edition. Working till late in the night in his tiny, 1.5 meters wide and 2.5 meters long studio, the skillful artist figured out a way to use this small cozy space to produce works of medium size. Always up for taking challenges and never up for conforming, Phlegm built his little shed so the chimney from the stove heats the work table and all the shelves fold up so that the press can extend when he rolls prints through. Watching this unique artist putting so much painstaking work and dedication to every step of the process, using only traditional tools and methods, will surely make you appreciate his unique work and these impressive copper etchings he will be releasing soon. He also showed us these mini stag beetles on wood he's been creating for an interesting secret little project, as well as told as about a book that he has been working on and off for the last few years. Titled In Brine, this is shaping up to be an incredible elaborate illustration book telling the eternal story about the nature and the circle of life seen through Phlegm's eyes and imagination.  http://vimeo.com/112187938]]>
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Releases: Gerhard Richter, P8-P11 editions http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/releases-gerhard-richter-p8-p11-editions/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/releases-gerhard-richter-p8-p11-editions/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:30:04 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265246 richter4

Serpentine Galleries and HENI productions recently teamed up for an exclusive series of limited editions by Gerhard Richter. Based on his Flow paintings which were created by capturing poured enamel paints on a glass surface, these editions are chromatographic prints of high-resolution photographs of the originals, mounted on aluminium. The editions are referred to by the artist as "facsimile objects" as this series is distinct from the originals in a number of ways - either the artist has decided to present them differently, or they represent the only version of paintings that no longer exist, or the editions have been produced using digitally reconstructed images where the original paintings have been damaged. The new releases are titled P8, P9, P10 and P11, and are continuing now sold out series that German artist previously released with HENI productions. These 4 new editions come in two different sizes and edition of 500, are unsigned and numbered, and are available now at SerpentineGalleries.org/shop.]]>
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Serpentine Galleries and HENI productions recently teamed up for an exclusive series of limited editions by Gerhard Richter. Based on his Flow paintings which were created by capturing poured enamel paints on a glass surface, these editions are chromatographic prints of high-resolution photographs of the originals, mounted on aluminium. The editions are referred to by the artist as "facsimile objects" as this series is distinct from the originals in a number of ways - either the artist has decided to present them differently, or they represent the only version of paintings that no longer exist, or the editions have been produced using digitally reconstructed images where the original paintings have been damaged. The new releases are titled P8, P9, P10 and P11, and are continuing now sold out series that German artist previously released with HENI productions. These 4 new editions come in two different sizes and edition of 500, are unsigned and numbered, and are available now at SerpentineGalleries.org/shop.]]>
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Recap: Kenny Scharf @ Pace Prints http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/recap-kenny-scharf-pace-prints/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/recap-kenny-scharf-pace-prints/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:30:59 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=264799 Kenny Scharf Pace Prints AM 16

Pace Prints recently unveiled an exhibition of fresh works by New York legend Kenny Scharf. The self-titled show consisted of unique silkscreen prints on which his signature cartoon-like faces were depicted three-dimensionally from painted and sculpted paper pulp. This new technique brings to life another aspect of his classic characters, who already exhibit vivid colors and wild emotions. And to add a little bling to the works, Scharf adorned each with Swarovski crystals in the smiles and eyes. An excellent direction to see from Mr. Scharf. Check out the details below.]]>
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Pace Prints recently unveiled an exhibition of fresh works by New York legend Kenny Scharf. The self-titled show consisted of unique silkscreen prints on which his signature cartoon-like faces were depicted three-dimensionally from painted and sculpted paper pulp. This new technique brings to life another aspect of his classic characters, who already exhibit vivid colors and wild emotions. And to add a little bling to the works, Scharf adorned each with Swarovski crystals in the smiles and eyes. An excellent direction to see from Mr. Scharf. Check out the details below.]]>
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Preview: Quam Odunsi – “Distinction Without a Difference” @ Design Matters Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/preview-quam-odunsi-distinction-without-a-difference-design-matters-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/preview-quam-odunsi-distinction-without-a-difference-design-matters-gallery/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:00:14 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265225 4-04-Distinction Without A Difference-BW193831_1-037-2

Opening on the evening of Nov 20 in Los Angeles is Quam Odunsi's third solo show with Design Matters Gallery. For this exhibition, the artist explores the logical fallacy of distinction without a difference. For those unfamiliar with the term, it occurs when "an author or speaker attempts to describe a distinction between two things, even though there is, in fact, no actual difference. It is particularly used when a word or phrase has connotations associated with it that one party to an argument prefers to avoid." The exhibition will feature original content taken on film cameras (35mm, 120mm, Polaroid) which is silkscreened onto canvas and paper; sculpture; and a original short film shot on Super8. A limited edition (of 18) print will be created for the show. Check out the preview images in this post and visit Design Matters Gallery (11527 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles) on Thursday, Nov 20, from 6pm-9pm.]]>
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Opening on the evening of Nov 20 in Los Angeles is Quam Odunsi's third solo show with Design Matters Gallery. For this exhibition, the artist explores the logical fallacy of distinction without a difference. For those unfamiliar with the term, it occurs when "an author or speaker attempts to describe a distinction between two things, even though there is, in fact, no actual difference. It is particularly used when a word or phrase has connotations associated with it that one party to an argument prefers to avoid." The exhibition will feature original content taken on film cameras (35mm, 120mm, Polaroid) which is silkscreened onto canvas and paper; sculpture; and a original short film shot on Super8. A limited edition (of 18) print will be created for the show. Check out the preview images in this post and visit Design Matters Gallery (11527 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles) on Thursday, Nov 20, from 6pm-9pm.]]>
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