Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:20:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Upcoming: “Endangered Specie” @ Mya Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/upcoming-endangered-specie-mya-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/upcoming-endangered-specie-mya-gallery/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 05:11:33 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=274955 11136731_429276890584618_3945203576908446060_n

Tonight in London (April 24), the Endangered Species group exhibition opens to the public at Mya Gallery where 20 artists were challenged to depict one species under the threat of extinction. Participants include Gent 48, Matt Small, Pam Glew, Labrona, Luke Cheuh (seen above assigned the Killer Whale), JADE, Shark Toof, SatOne, Andrey Adno, Angry Woebots, Eismann, Txemy, Jason Redwood, 3ttman, Pantonio, Fintan Magee, Odisy, SozyOne and Morik1, and Uriginal. Ten percent of the proceeds of each artwork sold will be donated to World Land Trust (an international conservation charity) who will also be showcasing a collection of photographs as well as info on current endangered species.]]>
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Tonight in London (April 24), the Endangered Species group exhibition opens to the public at Mya Gallery where 20 artists were challenged to depict one species under the threat of extinction. Participants include Gent 48, Matt Small, Pam Glew, Labrona, Luke Cheuh (seen above assigned the Killer Whale), JADE, Shark Toof, SatOne, Andrey Adno, Angry Woebots, Eismann, Txemy, Jason Redwood, 3ttman, Pantonio, Fintan Magee, Odisy, SozyOne and Morik1, and Uriginal. Ten percent of the proceeds of each artwork sold will be donated to World Land Trust (an international conservation charity) who will also be showcasing a collection of photographs as well as info on current endangered species.]]>
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Publications: JR for NYT Magazine Walking New York Issue http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/publications-jr-for-nyt-magazine-walking-new-york-issue/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/publications-jr-for-nyt-magazine-walking-new-york-issue/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:57:58 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=275086 Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 9.42.14 PM

On the cover of this month's New York Times Magazine is a special project prepared by JR (interviewed) for their Walking New York issue. Focused on the issue of immigration as of late, the famous street artist decided to photograph recent immigrants walking down the streets of Nolita and in turn pasting their images on city streets, where they are often invisible despite there being approximately 3.1 million of them in NYC. The final chosen subject for the cover was Elmar Aliyev, a 20-year-old waiter at Old Baku, an Azerbaijani restaurant on Ditmas Avenue in Brooklyn. His 150-foot-tall form was pasted in the heart of Manhattan, on Flatiron plaza, the triangle of pavement between Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 23rd Street. The French artist then took to the skies to photograph the final image where pedestrians walked right over him without even noticing. See a timelapse, photos, and more background info here. Discuss JR here.]]>
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On the cover of this month's New York Times Magazine is a special project prepared by JR (interviewed) for their Walking New York issue. Focused on the issue of immigration as of late, the famous street artist decided to photograph recent immigrants walking down the streets of Nolita and in turn pasting their images on city streets, where they are often invisible despite there being approximately 3.1 million of them in NYC. The final chosen subject for the cover was Elmar Aliyev, a 20-year-old waiter at Old Baku, an Azerbaijani restaurant on Ditmas Avenue in Brooklyn. His 150-foot-tall form was pasted in the heart of Manhattan, on Flatiron plaza, the triangle of pavement between Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 23rd Street. The French artist then took to the skies to photograph the final image where pedestrians walked right over him without even noticing. See a timelapse, photos, and more background info here. Discuss JR here.]]>
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Fashion: Bäst, Paul Insect, and Rostarr for Cocurata http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/fashion-bast-paul-insect-and-rostarr-for-cocurata/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/fashion-bast-paul-insect-and-rostarr-for-cocurata/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:47:38 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=275069 ksubi-founders-unveil-cocurata-spring-summer-2014-lookbook-08

Artists Bäst, Paul Insect, and Rostarr have recently collaborated with a new fashion label, Cocurata, on their inaugural collection. Bringing an urban sensibility to the design, the new line entitled Extraction is a nice start to the company, founded by George Gorrow and George Benias. Their idea was to arrange a "direct exchange between artist and artisan – a street artist working with a jeweler, a sculptor collaborating with a perfumer or a painter creating bespoke, ready to wear pieces – that would result in artwork and collections that could stand alone in a gallery and boutique alike. It would be art curating fashion. Not the other way around." Each piece features elements lifted from the artists' work and is available at a number of retailers in the USA, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.]]>
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Artists Bäst, Paul Insect, and Rostarr have recently collaborated with a new fashion label, Cocurata, on their inaugural collection. Bringing an urban sensibility to the design, the new line entitled Extraction is a nice start to the company, founded by George Gorrow and George Benias. Their idea was to arrange a "direct exchange between artist and artisan – a street artist working with a jeweler, a sculptor collaborating with a perfumer or a painter creating bespoke, ready to wear pieces – that would result in artwork and collections that could stand alone in a gallery and boutique alike. It would be art curating fashion. Not the other way around." Each piece features elements lifted from the artists' work and is available at a number of retailers in the USA, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.]]>
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Upcoming: Joram Roukes – “The Great Beyond” @ StolenSpace http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/upcoming-joram-roukes-the-great-beyond-stolenspace/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/upcoming-joram-roukes-the-great-beyond-stolenspace/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:42:12 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=275063 JR

Coming up on May 21st, Joram Roukes will be opening a solo at StolenSpace in London witha new body of work entitled The Great Beyond. The fresh series of surreal oil paintings explores ideas of exploration and escapism, perhaps inspired by the move by the Dutch artist from the Netherlands to Los Angeles in 2013. His style is almost collage-like with complex layers and juxtaposed composition, drawing viewers in with their own interpretations. Discuss Joram Roukes here.]]>
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Coming up on May 21st, Joram Roukes will be opening a solo at StolenSpace in London witha new body of work entitled The Great Beyond. The fresh series of surreal oil paintings explores ideas of exploration and escapism, perhaps inspired by the move by the Dutch artist from the Netherlands to Los Angeles in 2013. His style is almost collage-like with complex layers and juxtaposed composition, drawing viewers in with their own interpretations. Discuss Joram Roukes here.]]>
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Previews: Takashi Murakami @ Blum & Poe Popup Gallery (Ibiza) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/previews-takashi-murakami-blum-poe-popup-gallery-ibiza/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/previews-takashi-murakami-blum-poe-popup-gallery-ibiza/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:18:32 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=274905 murakami7

This June, Blum & Poe will open a pop up gallery on Ibiza, showing exclusive new works by Takashi Murakami. The Japanese artist recently shared these in-progress photos showing his studio staff at Miyoshi Factory preparing the works. Along with new large paintings, a few sculptures will be exhibited, including one that will be placed at the entrance of a newly constructed casino on the island. Since the deadline for this project was quite short, the team had to find a faster production solution for this piece. The answer was using a new technique with styrofoam sculpting and resin molds. This new approach was a bit of challenge for the artist, but being known as a perfectionist when it comes to his work, we're sure the final result will be impressive. Discuss Murakami here.]]>
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This June, Blum & Poe will open a pop up gallery on Ibiza, showing exclusive new works by Takashi Murakami. The Japanese artist recently shared these in-progress photos showing his studio staff at Miyoshi Factory preparing the works. Along with new large paintings, a few sculptures will be exhibited, including one that will be placed at the entrance of a newly constructed casino on the island. Since the deadline for this project was quite short, the team had to find a faster production solution for this piece. The answer was using a new technique with styrofoam sculpting and resin molds. This new approach was a bit of challenge for the artist, but being known as a perfectionist when it comes to his work, we're sure the final result will be impressive. Discuss Murakami here.]]>
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Openings: Ben Turnbull – “Smells Like Teens Spirit” & Ramon Maiden – “Turbofaith, Ladies of the Night and Dandy Delinquents” @ StolenSpace http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/opening-ben-turnbull-ramon-maiden-stolenspace/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/opening-ben-turnbull-ramon-maiden-stolenspace/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:28:21 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=274992 Ben Turnbull 08

StolenSpace is currently presenting a duo show with British artist Ben Turnbull and Spanish illustrative artist Ramon Maiden through May 15th. A self taught artist with a U.S. obsession, Turnbull learned his skill working with craftsmen and artisans. Back in 2006, the various firearms he produced encased in facsimiles of red fire alarm boxes bearing 'In Emergency Break Glass' were featured at the Banksy Santa's Ghetto. Continuing his series American History X, the exhibition Smells Like Teens Spirit focuses on the lone teen shooter phenomenon that has occurred in the US for the past decade. Guns & weapons are beautifully and intricately hand carved into vintage wooden school desks. ‘Emergency Break Glass’ boxes containing firearms and grenades highlight the paradox of the U.S. gun culture. Turbofaith, Ladies of the Night and Dandy Delinquents by Maiden features a series of work on paper and mixed media collages. The Barcelona-based artist revisits vintage imagery, pin-ups and religious characters by tattooing them on paper and gives them relevance in todays ever-changing society. Photo credit: Butterfly.]]>
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StolenSpace is currently presenting a duo show with British artist Ben Turnbull and Spanish illustrative artist Ramon Maiden through May 15th. A self taught artist with a U.S. obsession, Turnbull learned his skill working with craftsmen and artisans. Back in 2006, the various firearms he produced encased in facsimiles of red fire alarm boxes bearing 'In Emergency Break Glass' were featured at the Banksy Santa's Ghetto. Continuing his series American History X, the exhibition Smells Like Teens Spirit focuses on the lone teen shooter phenomenon that has occurred in the US for the past decade. Guns & weapons are beautifully and intricately hand carved into vintage wooden school desks. ‘Emergency Break Glass’ boxes containing firearms and grenades highlight the paradox of the U.S. gun culture. Turbofaith, Ladies of the Night and Dandy Delinquents by Maiden features a series of work on paper and mixed media collages. The Barcelona-based artist revisits vintage imagery, pin-ups and religious characters by tattooing them on paper and gives them relevance in todays ever-changing society. Photo credit: Butterfly.]]>
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Previews: Sowat – “Ars Longa Vita Brevis” @ Richard & Lefeuvre Gallery (Switzerland) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/previews-sowat-ars-longa-vita-brevis-richard-lefeuvre-gallery-switzerland/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/previews-sowat-ars-longa-vita-brevis-richard-lefeuvre-gallery-switzerland/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:03:36 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=275015 1 - Sowat par NicolasGzeley-¬IMG_0906-2

Following his recent print release (see here), French-American artist Sowat, member of the French graffiti crew DMV or Da Mental Vaporz, is opening his solo exhibition at Richard & Lefeuvre Gallery in Geneva on the 23rd of April. Ars Longa Vita Brebis features a new body of work using acrylic and spraypaint on canvas. Always looking for new techniques, with a bamboo stick or a spray can, Sowat's style is sometimes understandable, with some secret words and messages appearing suddenly within the composition, sometimes abstract, mixing energetic lines with composed and precised ones, evolving between tag writing inspired by his visits of abandoned buildings and traditional calligraphy. Photo credit: Nicolas Gzeley. Discuss Da Mental Vapors here.]]>
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Following his recent print release (see here), French-American artist Sowat, member of the French graffiti crew DMV or Da Mental Vaporz, is opening his solo exhibition at Richard & Lefeuvre Gallery in Geneva on the 23rd of April. Ars Longa Vita Brebis features a new body of work using acrylic and spraypaint on canvas. Always looking for new techniques, with a bamboo stick or a spray can, Sowat's style is sometimes understandable, with some secret words and messages appearing suddenly within the composition, sometimes abstract, mixing energetic lines with composed and precised ones, evolving between tag writing inspired by his visits of abandoned buildings and traditional calligraphy. Photo credit: Nicolas Gzeley. Discuss Da Mental Vapors here.]]>
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Aaron Li-Hill for Spotify http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/aaron-li-hill-for-spotify/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/aaron-li-hill-for-spotify/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:09:08 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=274285 9bXyPYk1K8cav8m2232RzN8uHQPbTlObAYrZwWMfiz46-SGVG2Xefoj6pogtLLdDqPYYLA=w1097-h1125

Recently, Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) was asked to participate in a project for Spotify where he was commissioned to create imagery for a large conference table. The unique design for the company known for their music streaming service featured a combination of things seen in the versatile artist's work - creatures from nature along with human forms in a state of motion. Created in three parts, the large table was assembled into an impressive finished piece. Discuss Li-Hill here.]]>
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Recently, Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) was asked to participate in a project for Spotify where he was commissioned to create imagery for a large conference table. The unique design for the company known for their music streaming service featured a combination of things seen in the versatile artist's work - creatures from nature along with human forms in a state of motion. Created in three parts, the large table was assembled into an impressive finished piece. Discuss Li-Hill here.]]>
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Streets: Ron English (New York) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/streets-ron-english-new-york/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/04/streets-ron-english-new-york/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:57:48 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=274960 ps-apr17-7973

Over the weekend, Ron English (featured) made the most of his turn at the iconic Bowery & Houston wall in New York with a mural that was wheatpasted then hand finished with paint. The imagery chosen is a good representation of his work with the background being the American flag made up of modified company logos and slogans that speak to English's satirical attack on consumerism, while the center features one of his most recognized surreal characters - the Temper Tot or "Baby Hulk." Take a look at more photos and a video below... Photo credit: Aymann Ismail/Animal NY with detail shots from Gothamist. Discuss Ron English here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmDjL-z7x84]]>
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Over the weekend, Ron English (featured) made the most of his turn at the iconic Bowery & Houston wall in New York with a mural that was wheatpasted then hand finished with paint. The imagery chosen is a good representation of his work with the background being the American flag made up of modified company logos and slogans that speak to English's satirical attack on consumerism, while the center features one of his most recognized surreal characters - the Temper Tot or "Baby Hulk." Take a look at more photos and a video below... Photo credit: Aymann Ismail/Animal NY with detail shots from Gothamist. Discuss Ron English here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmDjL-z7x84]]>
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