Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:10:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Upcoming: “Brotherhood” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/upcoming-brotherhood-jonathan-levine-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/upcoming-brotherhood-jonathan-levine-gallery/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:10:17 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=282466 11931121_822311484533528_325428172_n

On September 12th, Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting a new group show curated by Yasha Young at their 529 West 20th Street location. Brotherhood will feature the works of Anders Gjennestad, Andreas Englund, David Walker, DOTDOTDOT, Ernest Zacharevic, Evoca1, Icy and Sot, James Bullough, Li-Hill, M-City, Nick Walker, Onur, Shepard Fairey, Tankpetrol and Wes21. The title chosen references the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of the mid-19th century who believed academic teaching corrupted an artist's vision, circumstance that can be applied to many of the artists chosen to participate as many of the are self-taught and went through unconventional paths to get where they are now. Curator Yasha Young describes - "The truth is, not much has changed when it comes to critics and institutions accepting new ideas. We are still caught within rigid frameworks and the need to justify ‘good’ art with the presence of an art school education overshadows the strength and talent of many contemporary artists. Techniques arising from the underground might be excepted if they come with already established monetary success, which is also only reserved for a few. However, change can happen by showing work amongst peers, supporting each other’s work and extending the creative exchange far beyond intellectual or geographical borders." Discuss James Bullough here.]]>
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On September 12th, Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting a new group show curated by Yasha Young at their 529 West 20th Street location. Brotherhood will feature the works of Anders Gjennestad, Andreas Englund, David Walker, DOTDOTDOT, Ernest Zacharevic, Evoca1, Icy and Sot, James Bullough, Li-Hill, M-City, Nick Walker, Onur, Shepard Fairey, Tankpetrol and Wes21. The title chosen references the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of the mid-19th century who believed academic teaching corrupted an artist's vision, circumstance that can be applied to many of the artists chosen to participate as many of the are self-taught and went through unconventional paths to get where they are now. Curator Yasha Young describes - "The truth is, not much has changed when it comes to critics and institutions accepting new ideas. We are still caught within rigid frameworks and the need to justify ‘good’ art with the presence of an art school education overshadows the strength and talent of many contemporary artists. Techniques arising from the underground might be excepted if they come with already established monetary success, which is also only reserved for a few. However, change can happen by showing work amongst peers, supporting each other’s work and extending the creative exchange far beyond intellectual or geographical borders." Discuss James Bullough here.]]>
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Openings: Banksy – “Dismaland” (Evening View) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/openings-banksy-dismaland-evening-view/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/openings-banksy-dismaland-evening-view/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:59:26 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=282775 Banksy Dismaland night bemusement park Weston Super Mare AM  - 41

If you've been following our visit to the UK to experience Banksy’s theme park Dismaland in the UK, you probably think you've see it all. But what's a true to form artistic replica of Disney's magic kingdom if it doesn't work at night? Besides isn't that when the magic is suppose to truly happen? Well, we stuck around to catch the "Bemusement Park" transform during the August 21st evening VIP session. Disappoint it did not as Banksy and company hit their mark to build a corporate playland, complete with a full drumming band, full fireworks at Cinderella's castle, dazzling and confusing games of chance & skill for those thirsting to take home prizes of gold chains & bags of gold fish. Everywhere we looked, it seemed attendees were amazed and delighted to try and cram as much action into their fun filled tour of the mysterious artist's twisted vision of how a ammusement park should be. Of course, for those lucky visitors that made the trip out, they got rewarded with the opportunity to literally participate in Banksy's Oscar nominated "Exit Through The Gift Shop" (featured) with a surprise souvenir station with legitimate merchandise from the masked gorilla himself. Check out at look at the insanity below. Discuss Banksy here.]]>
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If you've been following our visit to the UK to experience Banksy’s theme park Dismaland in the UK, you probably think you've see it all. But what's a true to form artistic replica of Disney's magic kingdom if it doesn't work at night? Besides isn't that when the magic is suppose to truly happen? Well, we stuck around to catch the "Bemusement Park" transform during the August 21st evening VIP session. Disappoint it did not as Banksy and company hit their mark to build a corporate playland, complete with a full drumming band, full fireworks at Cinderella's castle, dazzling and confusing games of chance & skill for those thirsting to take home prizes of gold chains & bags of gold fish. Everywhere we looked, it seemed attendees were amazed and delighted to try and cram as much action into their fun filled tour of the mysterious artist's twisted vision of how a ammusement park should be. Of course, for those lucky visitors that made the trip out, they got rewarded with the opportunity to literally participate in Banksy's Oscar nominated "Exit Through The Gift Shop" (featured) with a surprise souvenir station with legitimate merchandise from the masked gorilla himself. Check out at look at the insanity below. Discuss Banksy here.]]>
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First Look: Vision Art Festival @ Crans-Montana, Switzerland http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/first-look-vision-art-festival-crans-montana-switzerland/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/first-look-vision-art-festival-crans-montana-switzerland/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:02:24 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=282726 vision-art-festival12

Swiss ski resort Crans-Montana in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the French-speaking part of the canton of Valais, is currently hosting the first edition of Vision Art Festival. With this unique event, the region known for exceptional snow and adventure sport facilites, golf tournaments, wine and cheese production, is now putting itself on the world street art map. After a test year in 2014 when Hebru Brantley and Icy & Sot did the first murals in the mountains, this year's edition will produce brand new works by some 20 international artists. Artists such as Vhils, Okuda, Remed, Reka One, Angry Woebots, Felipe Pantone, Nevercrew, Greg Mike, and Chor Boogie, are only some of the privileged ones that will have a chance to leave their mark in such unique and beautiful setting. With some of the designated walls being placed as high as 3,000m above sea level, VAF 2015 shows the current popularity and endless possibilities of street art as a movement and brings it to literally new heights. From walls around beautiful towns of Crans-Montana, parking lot buildings, ski lift buildings, to huts and facilities high in the mountains, sculptural installations and workshop for kids, VAF 2015 is promising an interesting week for the participants and visitors of the festival, and the AM team will be on hand to report about it.]]>
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Swiss ski resort Crans-Montana in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the French-speaking part of the canton of Valais, is currently hosting the first edition of Vision Art Festival. With this unique event, the region known for exceptional snow and adventure sport facilites, golf tournaments, wine and cheese production, is now putting itself on the world street art map. After a test year in 2014 when Hebru Brantley and Icy & Sot did the first murals in the mountains, this year's edition will produce brand new works by some 20 international artists. Artists such as Vhils, Okuda, Remed, Reka One, Angry Woebots, Felipe Pantone, Nevercrew, Greg Mike, and Chor Boogie, are only some of the privileged ones that will have a chance to leave their mark in such unique and beautiful setting. With some of the designated walls being placed as high as 3,000m above sea level, VAF 2015 shows the current popularity and endless possibilities of street art as a movement and brings it to literally new heights. From walls around beautiful towns of Crans-Montana, parking lot buildings, ski lift buildings, to huts and facilities high in the mountains, sculptural installations and workshop for kids, VAF 2015 is promising an interesting week for the participants and visitors of the festival, and the AM team will be on hand to report about it.]]>
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Showing: Lucas Price – “Dumb Poetry” @ Lazarides http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/showing-lucas-price-dumb-poetry-lazarides/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/showing-lucas-price-dumb-poetry-lazarides/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:00:12 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=282634 lucas_price_front

On 1the 4th of August, Lazarides Rathbone gallery officially opened a major solo exhibition by Lucas Price aka Cyclops entitled Dumb Poetry. Both artist and the gallery used his debut appearance at this space to put together an impressive, coherent show. In his last show with Lazarides (covered), Price was mostly showing his portraiture work. This time however, he decided to present his version of still life works, a direction he hinted at last time. Both through sculptures, installation and oils, the new body of work features recurring images of fire extinguishers, basketballs, tires and plants overlaid with fragments of text. All being elements previously seen in his work, even in his early street art days, they've been lifted up to a new level with this show - technically, conceptually and aesthetically. Mixing the photorealistic works with text, as one of his most recognizable "tricks," the show is sort of a modern day version of old school Cyclops works. Juxtaposing visuals and text, classic oil painting with screen printing, canvases with sculptural installations, the exhibition is constantly balancing between realism and abstraction, with its clean-feel and unusual motif choices making it abstract. Stacks of car tires turned into plant pots are perfectly matched with the artificial plants on the canvases, while fire extinguishers scattered around the gallery mirror the ones painted on the canvases. The very sharp edged, industrial feel suggest his vision of modern day classic still life oils - from deflated basketballs in unusual colors, beautified car tires or macro shots of extinguishers, to "fake" plants with leaves clipped onto a metal stick instead of growing. The show will stay on view until 10th of September, so make sure to see it in person if you're in the area. Discuss Lucas Price here.]]>
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On 1the 4th of August, Lazarides Rathbone gallery officially opened a major solo exhibition by Lucas Price aka Cyclops entitled Dumb Poetry. Both artist and the gallery used his debut appearance at this space to put together an impressive, coherent show. In his last show with Lazarides (covered), Price was mostly showing his portraiture work. This time however, he decided to present his version of still life works, a direction he hinted at last time. Both through sculptures, installation and oils, the new body of work features recurring images of fire extinguishers, basketballs, tires and plants overlaid with fragments of text. All being elements previously seen in his work, even in his early street art days, they've been lifted up to a new level with this show - technically, conceptually and aesthetically. Mixing the photorealistic works with text, as one of his most recognizable "tricks," the show is sort of a modern day version of old school Cyclops works. Juxtaposing visuals and text, classic oil painting with screen printing, canvases with sculptural installations, the exhibition is constantly balancing between realism and abstraction, with its clean-feel and unusual motif choices making it abstract. Stacks of car tires turned into plant pots are perfectly matched with the artificial plants on the canvases, while fire extinguishers scattered around the gallery mirror the ones painted on the canvases. The very sharp edged, industrial feel suggest his vision of modern day classic still life oils - from deflated basketballs in unusual colors, beautified car tires or macro shots of extinguishers, to "fake" plants with leaves clipped onto a metal stick instead of growing. The show will stay on view until 10th of September, so make sure to see it in person if you're in the area. Discuss Lucas Price here.]]>
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Streets: ROA (Australia) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/streets-roa-australia-2/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/streets-roa-australia-2/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:00:23 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=282513 19262322931_dd89c1753d_h

Last month, prolific muralist ROA (interviewed) was in Townsville painting a few of his favorite things. Commissioned by the city council as part of the Street Art Activation Framework in a push to make the city the arts capital of the North Australia, the Belgium painter has once again chosen local fauna as his inspiration - the Goanna, Sugar Glider, and turtle resting on top of a crocodile. Take a look photos of the three murals below... Photo credit: Regan Tamanui (top image) & Tom Dickson (other images). Discuss ROA here.]]>
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Last month, prolific muralist ROA (interviewed) was in Townsville painting a few of his favorite things. Commissioned by the city council as part of the Street Art Activation Framework in a push to make the city the arts capital of the North Australia, the Belgium painter has once again chosen local fauna as his inspiration - the Goanna, Sugar Glider, and turtle resting on top of a crocodile. Take a look photos of the three murals below... Photo credit: Regan Tamanui (top image) & Tom Dickson (other images). Discuss ROA here.]]>
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Upcoming: FriendsWithYou x Netflix – “True & the Rainbow Kingdom” http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/upcoming-friendswithyou-x-netflix-true-the-rainbow-kingdom/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/upcoming-friendswithyou-x-netflix-true-the-rainbow-kingdom/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:28 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=282575 True-the-Rainbow-Kingdom-post-620x388

Slated for release in early 2017 is a new animated series on Netflix from FriendsWithYou called True & the Rainbow Kingdom. Those familiar with the Los Angeles-based collective's imagery will agree that their characters and visual language would be perfect for a kids show. Now with the help of Pharrell Williams’ creative venture i am OTHER, Home Plate Entertainment, and GURU Studios, the story created will center on a girl name True with the target being the preschool set. FWY further states - "As artists, we really had no idea what the business of TV was, but from the beginning of our practice, we wanted to affect as many people as possible with this idea of an idealistic future—a vision of a future that's good for the future of our world—and make that into something that reaches as many people as possible, especially kids." Discuss FriendsWithYou here.]]>
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Slated for release in early 2017 is a new animated series on Netflix from FriendsWithYou called True & the Rainbow Kingdom. Those familiar with the Los Angeles-based collective's imagery will agree that their characters and visual language would be perfect for a kids show. Now with the help of Pharrell Williams’ creative venture i am OTHER, Home Plate Entertainment, and GURU Studios, the story created will center on a girl name True with the target being the preschool set. FWY further states - "As artists, we really had no idea what the business of TV was, but from the beginning of our practice, we wanted to affect as many people as possible with this idea of an idealistic future—a vision of a future that's good for the future of our world—and make that into something that reaches as many people as possible, especially kids." Discuss FriendsWithYou here.]]>
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Streets / Videos: Kwest Graffiti Sculpture For Roskilde Festival http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/videos-kwest-graffiti-scultpure-for-roskilde-festival/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/videos-kwest-graffiti-scultpure-for-roskilde-festival/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:00:19 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=282570 11910354_981029868602126_837393709_n

Canadian graffiti artist Kwest, who we last saw collaborate with on mural with El Mac last year, was able to recently complete a project of his own. Heading to Denmark for the Roskilde Festival, his goal was to build the biggest graffiti letter sculpture he had ever attempted since he first started working in this medium in 1999. Working around his moniker, the letterform took form over many days and nights of hard work in a warehouse across from the festival and then transported over and assembled on site. Take a look at the video below to see the process and amazing results... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B3Eq5uBSq4 Via Bizarre Beyond Belief.]]>
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Canadian graffiti artist Kwest, who we last saw collaborate with on mural with El Mac last year, was able to recently complete a project of his own. Heading to Denmark for the Roskilde Festival, his goal was to build the biggest graffiti letter sculpture he had ever attempted since he first started working in this medium in 1999. Working around his moniker, the letterform took form over many days and nights of hard work in a warehouse across from the festival and then transported over and assembled on site. Take a look at the video below to see the process and amazing results... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B3Eq5uBSq4 Via Bizarre Beyond Belief.]]>
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Studio Visits: Brendan Monroe – “Morphology” @ Heath Ceramics (San Francisco) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/studio-visits-brendan-monroe-heath-ceramics-sf/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/studio-visits-brendan-monroe-heath-ceramics-sf/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:00:27 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=282474 DSC04254

Last week, AM had the opportunity to visit Heath Ceramics in San Francisco where Brendan Monroe (interviewed) was hard at work in the upstairs workshop on an upcoming show. Opening September 25th in the ceramics studio and store's Bay Area Boiler Room, Morphology will reveal months of work the Oakland-based artist has put in testing his limits with larger pieces, carefully choosing glazes, and bringing to life (in three dimensions) concepts and elements of his visual language. Judging from what we saw as well as his show at the Los Angeles Heath Ceramics location last year (covered), fans will not be disappointed so make plans to attend the opening. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.]]>
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Last week, AM had the opportunity to visit Heath Ceramics in San Francisco where Brendan Monroe (interviewed) was hard at work in the upstairs workshop on an upcoming show. Opening September 25th in the ceramics studio and store's Bay Area Boiler Room, Morphology will reveal months of work the Oakland-based artist has put in testing his limits with larger pieces, carefully choosing glazes, and bringing to life (in three dimensions) concepts and elements of his visual language. Judging from what we saw as well as his show at the Los Angeles Heath Ceramics location last year (covered), fans will not be disappointed so make plans to attend the opening. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.]]>
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Releases: Cleon Peterson Sculptural Editions http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/releases-cleon-peterson-sculptural-editions/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/08/releases-cleon-peterson-sculptural-editions/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:00:27 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=282469 Horse_White_on_White_01.28

In association with his upcoming show in Detroit, Cleon Peterson has released a series of sculptural editions for fans who want to see his brutal imagery taken to the third dimension. The three offered sculpts come in an edition of ten in three different colorways (black, white, and gold), mirroring the palette of the provocative artist's paintings. Ranging from $1500 - $2500, contact the  Library Street Collective if you are interested in adding one to your collection. Discuss this show here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.]]>
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In association with his upcoming show in Detroit, Cleon Peterson has released a series of sculptural editions for fans who want to see his brutal imagery taken to the third dimension. The three offered sculpts come in an edition of ten in three different colorways (black, white, and gold), mirroring the palette of the provocative artist's paintings. Ranging from $1500 - $2500, contact the  Library Street Collective if you are interested in adding one to your collection. Discuss this show here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.]]>
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