Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:22:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Streets: Vhils (Poland) http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/streets-vhils-poland/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/streets-vhils-poland/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:21:45 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263793 3

Once again employing methods unique to him in street art game, Vhils (filmed) recently finished this piece for the Urban Forms Gallery public works series in Lodz, Poland. Featuring some of the foliage that has been seen recently in his urban portraiture, the chiseled wall leaves a lasting mark on the city that won't be soon forgotten. Take a look at more in-progress and views of the wall in the photos below... Photo credit: Marek Szymanski. Discuss Vhils here.]]>
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Once again employing methods unique to him in street art game, Vhils (filmed) recently finished this piece for the Urban Forms Gallery public works series in Lodz, Poland. Featuring some of the foliage that has been seen recently in his urban portraiture, the chiseled wall leaves a lasting mark on the city that won't be soon forgotten. Take a look at more in-progress and views of the wall in the photos below... Photo credit: Marek Szymanski. Discuss Vhils here.]]>
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Showing: Sterling Ruby – “VIVIDS” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong) http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/showing-sterling-ruby-vivids-gagosian-hong-kong/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/showing-sterling-ruby-vivids-gagosian-hong-kong/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:38:19 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263785 f745d37586f26cce530a0530b350315a

On view through tomorrow in Hong Kong at the local Gagosian in Central is Sterling Ruby's show VIVIDS, his first with the gallery. The new series of works created with spray paint with a vibrant red and pink palette was inspired by the beautiful sunrises and sunsets he sees in Los Angeles. He further explains: "I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and my studio is in downtown Los Angeles. My daily routine of driving back and forth is always a contemplative time. On these drives I often witness extremely vivid and colorful sunrises and sunsets, yielding horizon lines that transform the urban sprawl into a meditative celestial plane." Photo credit: Calvin Sit (via the gallery). Discuss Sterling Ruby here.]]>
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On view through tomorrow in Hong Kong at the local Gagosian in Central is Sterling Ruby's show VIVIDS, his first with the gallery. The new series of works created with spray paint with a vibrant red and pink palette was inspired by the beautiful sunrises and sunsets he sees in Los Angeles. He further explains: "I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and my studio is in downtown Los Angeles. My daily routine of driving back and forth is always a contemplative time. On these drives I often witness extremely vivid and colorful sunrises and sunsets, yielding horizon lines that transform the urban sprawl into a meditative celestial plane." Photo credit: Calvin Sit (via the gallery). Discuss Sterling Ruby here.]]>
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Streets: Faile (Covington, Kentucky) – Part II http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/streets-faile-covington-kentucky-part-ii/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/streets-faile-covington-kentucky-part-ii/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:20:19 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263774 1

Yesterday, after over a week of hard work, the Brooklyn-based Faile (featured) finally completed a mural project arranged by BLDG in Covington, Kentucky. Situated on the rear walls of the Republic Bank and Donna Salyer’s Fabulous Bridal on the corners of 6th Street and Madison Avenue, the two walls now covered with the duo's imagery form a striking corridor for art-lovers to pass through. Take a look at more photos of their efforts below... Photo credit: Chris Breeden. Discuss Faile here.
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Yesterday, after over a week of hard work, the Brooklyn-based Faile (featured) finally completed a mural project arranged by BLDG in Covington, Kentucky. Situated on the rear walls of the Republic Bank and Donna Salyer’s Fabulous Bridal on the corners of 6th Street and Madison Avenue, the two walls now covered with the duo's imagery form a striking corridor for art-lovers to pass through. Take a look at more photos of their efforts below... Photo credit: Chris Breeden. Discuss Faile here.
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Previews / Setup: “Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative” @ Long Beach Museum of Art http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/previews-setup-masterworks-defining-a-new-narrative-long-beach-museum-of-art/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/previews-setup-masterworks-defining-a-new-narrative-long-beach-museum-of-art/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:00:33 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263745 JJ_fullwall

If there is anything that you would call a can't miss exhibition, tonight's Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative at the Long Beach Museum of Art would be one of them. Not only is the list of participating artists impressive - Esao Andrews, Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, James Jean (seen above), Josh Keyes, Mario Martinez, Greg Simkins, Nicola Verlato, Eric White, Aron Wiesenfeld, Martin Wittfooth and Curating Artist and Author Nathan Spoor and Co-curator Jeff McMillan - the fact that they were asked to create or put on display a large scale painting that they would consider pivotal in their career almost guarantees attendees will be seeing some great art. Head over for the opening from 7-10 pm if you are in the area this evening, you won't disappointed. Take a look at some more preview photos below... Discuss this show here.]]>
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If there is anything that you would call a can't miss exhibition, tonight's Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative at the Long Beach Museum of Art would be one of them. Not only is the list of participating artists impressive - Esao Andrews, Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, James Jean (seen above), Josh Keyes, Mario Martinez, Greg Simkins, Nicola Verlato, Eric White, Aron Wiesenfeld, Martin Wittfooth and Curating Artist and Author Nathan Spoor and Co-curator Jeff McMillan - the fact that they were asked to create or put on display a large scale painting that they would consider pivotal in their career almost guarantees attendees will be seeing some great art. Head over for the opening from 7-10 pm if you are in the area this evening, you won't disappointed. Take a look at some more preview photos below... Discuss this show here.]]>
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Openings: Andrew Schoultz “Broken Order” @ Ruttkowski;68 http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/opening-andrew-schoultz-broken-order-ruttkowski68/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/opening-andrew-schoultz-broken-order-ruttkowski68/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:06:57 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263720 Andrew_Schoultz11

On the 10th of October, Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany opened a new solo show by American artist, Andrew Schoultz. Titled Broken Order, this show includes all new works which introduce a slight new direction for the artist. Aside from his familiar illustrative elements and signature imagery, the new paintings include geo and op art objects, which was further emphasized through a specific install painted in the gallery space. The Los  Angeles-based artist is known for large murals, installations, paintings and drawings, all created using his meticulous line work and heavy layering. By using such technique and mixing mediums, often using shredded bank notes as collage, Schoultz creates complex imagery on the verge of controlled visual chaos. His works are often commentary on political or environmental issues, international relations, and the new body of work is strongly focused on similar subject matter. For his first solo with the gallery, the artist decided to tackle the issue of modern day media, and the ways information is disseminated. He believes that the truth is out there, but broken into pieces and delivered through different channels, so it takes effort to see through all those parts in order to see it as a whole. In the same way, his newer works appear shredded and distorted, giving observer a chance to put the pieces back together in order to discover multiple images within one piece. Photo credit by Nils Müller Discuss Andrew Schoultz here. http://vimeo.com/109185130]]>
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On the 10th of October, Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany opened a new solo show by American artist, Andrew Schoultz. Titled Broken Order, this show includes all new works which introduce a slight new direction for the artist. Aside from his familiar illustrative elements and signature imagery, the new paintings include geo and op art objects, which was further emphasized through a specific install painted in the gallery space. The Los  Angeles-based artist is known for large murals, installations, paintings and drawings, all created using his meticulous line work and heavy layering. By using such technique and mixing mediums, often using shredded bank notes as collage, Schoultz creates complex imagery on the verge of controlled visual chaos. His works are often commentary on political or environmental issues, international relations, and the new body of work is strongly focused on similar subject matter. For his first solo with the gallery, the artist decided to tackle the issue of modern day media, and the ways information is disseminated. He believes that the truth is out there, but broken into pieces and delivered through different channels, so it takes effort to see through all those parts in order to see it as a whole. In the same way, his newer works appear shredded and distorted, giving observer a chance to put the pieces back together in order to discover multiple images within one piece. Photo credit by Nils Müller Discuss Andrew Schoultz here. http://vimeo.com/109185130]]>
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Showing: Thomas Canto – “Transparent Landscapes” @ Atelier des Bains http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/showing-thomas-canto-transparent-landscapes-atelier-des-bains/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/showing-thomas-canto-transparent-landscapes-atelier-des-bains/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:31 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263667 thomas_canto11

Thomas Canto's works "transpose his personal vision of his environment on canvas." Stripping it of any human presence, his lines and dynamic imagery represent unreal architectures of futuristic cities. Giving a lot of attention to the finest detail, and being fond of precision work and pure aesthetics, his work greatly depends on his peculiar technique. With his current solo show at Atelier des Bains in Geneva, the artist is pushing this idea forward, exploring the possibilities of adding another dimension to his work. For the Transparent Landscapes, the French artist decided to step out of canvas limitations and create works that are between painting and sculpture. This multidimensional approach allows him to show urban architecture and perspective with more technical details, but also gives more depth for the observer. Mixing different materials such as plexiglas and cables, along with painting, the appearance of the new works vary according to the point of view. Juxtaposing black and white, he creates a lot of contrast between sections of the works that change and form different spaces when overlapping with each other. Along with his signature monochromatic pieces, Canto created a series of color work in which he further explores the kinetics and effects of 3D op art. The show opened on the 18th of September, and will stay on view until the 15th of November. Discuss Thomas Canto here.]]>
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Thomas Canto's works "transpose his personal vision of his environment on canvas." Stripping it of any human presence, his lines and dynamic imagery represent unreal architectures of futuristic cities. Giving a lot of attention to the finest detail, and being fond of precision work and pure aesthetics, his work greatly depends on his peculiar technique. With his current solo show at Atelier des Bains in Geneva, the artist is pushing this idea forward, exploring the possibilities of adding another dimension to his work. For the Transparent Landscapes, the French artist decided to step out of canvas limitations and create works that are between painting and sculpture. This multidimensional approach allows him to show urban architecture and perspective with more technical details, but also gives more depth for the observer. Mixing different materials such as plexiglas and cables, along with painting, the appearance of the new works vary according to the point of view. Juxtaposing black and white, he creates a lot of contrast between sections of the works that change and form different spaces when overlapping with each other. Along with his signature monochromatic pieces, Canto created a series of color work in which he further explores the kinetics and effects of 3D op art. The show opened on the 18th of September, and will stay on view until the 15th of November. Discuss Thomas Canto here.]]>
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Recap: MyFinBec Pop Up Show (Berlin) http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/recap-myfinbec-pop-up-show-berlin/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/recap-myfinbec-pop-up-show-berlin/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:55:13 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263679 myfinbec_berlin9

After their inaugural show at their winery in Sion, Switzerland, the MyFinBec project (introduced) toured around Europe showing the commissioned artworks at pop up shows in Cologne, London, Rome, and now has finally reached Berlin. Featuring  eight original artworks, small scale murals painted on 672 wood wine cases in total, by the likes of  Vhils, Herakut, C215, and Etam Cru, these unique events were a perfect mixture of art and wine tasting. Between October 8th and the 12th, the show stopped by Berlin, where in collaboration with Open Walls Gallery, they organized a special art/wine pop up event in an empty, 100 year old swimming pool. Over 1,000 local art lovers and enthusiasst visited the last show of the tour, saw the works in person, tasted the wine, and had a chance to purchase parts of original works, or a limited edition lithograph of the works. As with every year, each of the original artworks created for the labels of their wine, is divided into 84 sections of wooden wine cases, which are available for purchase at their pop up shows as well as online. After this show, the works are heading back to Switzerland, where they will be disassembled, each case filled with 6 bottles of organic wine, and then shipped to their owners worldwide.]]>
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After their inaugural show at their winery in Sion, Switzerland, the MyFinBec project (introduced) toured around Europe showing the commissioned artworks at pop up shows in Cologne, London, Rome, and now has finally reached Berlin. Featuring  eight original artworks, small scale murals painted on 672 wood wine cases in total, by the likes of  Vhils, Herakut, C215, and Etam Cru, these unique events were a perfect mixture of art and wine tasting. Between October 8th and the 12th, the show stopped by Berlin, where in collaboration with Open Walls Gallery, they organized a special art/wine pop up event in an empty, 100 year old swimming pool. Over 1,000 local art lovers and enthusiasst visited the last show of the tour, saw the works in person, tasted the wine, and had a chance to purchase parts of original works, or a limited edition lithograph of the works. As with every year, each of the original artworks created for the labels of their wine, is divided into 84 sections of wooden wine cases, which are available for purchase at their pop up shows as well as online. After this show, the works are heading back to Switzerland, where they will be disassembled, each case filled with 6 bottles of organic wine, and then shipped to their owners worldwide.]]>
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Previews: Kent Williams – “How Human of You” @ 101/Exhibit (West Hollywood) http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/upcoming-kent-williams-how-human-of-you-101exhibit-west-hollywood/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/upcoming-kent-williams-how-human-of-you-101exhibit-west-hollywood/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:37:30 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263694 KW_front

This Saturday night (October 25th) in West Hollywood, 101/EXHIBIT (8920 Melrose Ave) will be presenting new works from gifted painter Kent Williams in his first solo with the gallery. Entitled How Human of You, the new work will feature the lush and rich backgrounds that are settings for his celebration of the human form. In addition, this exhibition will see the locally-based artist take a turn toward abstraction including some works that are totally abstract. For those who want to get there a little early (6 - 7 pm) before the opening reception, Williams will be signing copies of the 36-past show catalog. Discuss Kent Williams here.]]>
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This Saturday night (October 25th) in West Hollywood, 101/EXHIBIT (8920 Melrose Ave) will be presenting new works from gifted painter Kent Williams in his first solo with the gallery. Entitled How Human of You, the new work will feature the lush and rich backgrounds that are settings for his celebration of the human form. In addition, this exhibition will see the locally-based artist take a turn toward abstraction including some works that are totally abstract. For those who want to get there a little early (6 - 7 pm) before the opening reception, Williams will be signing copies of the 36-past show catalog. Discuss Kent Williams here.]]>
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Showing: Futura – “Timewarp” @ Schusev State Museum of Architecture http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/showing-futura-timewarp-schusev-state-museum-of-architecture/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/showing-futura-timewarp-schusev-state-museum-of-architecture/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:57:36 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263534 futura14

Leonard McGurr, better known as Futura, recently opened a show at Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, exactly 30 years since his first visit to the Soviet Union. Back in 1984, the artist was photographed breakdancing on Moscow’s Red Square, which was a symbolic act during tense Cold War times. Three decades later, Futura is back on the same spot, only few meters away when his Timewarp or ИЗГИБ ВРЕМЕНИ opened to the public on October 14th. Despite a huge amount of work and projects that has already sealed his name in the history of graffiti, the NYC-based artist once again proved he doesn't want rest in his past glory. Instead, he is constantly creating new works, tuning up and exploring new concepts, so what is on display for his fans in Russia was prepared especially for this show. Balancing between the influences of  raw street graffiti and abstract masters such as Miro, Pollock or Kandinsky, Futura's works constantly break down barriers and bond different styles. His confident play both with different mediums as well as with abstraction and text, proves the artistic importance and relevance of one of the pioneers of the legendary New York graffiti scene 30 years since his beginnings. Photo credit: Max Seqret. Discuss Futura here.]]>
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Leonard McGurr, better known as Futura, recently opened a show at Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, exactly 30 years since his first visit to the Soviet Union. Back in 1984, the artist was photographed breakdancing on Moscow’s Red Square, which was a symbolic act during tense Cold War times. Three decades later, Futura is back on the same spot, only few meters away when his Timewarp or ИЗГИБ ВРЕМЕНИ opened to the public on October 14th. Despite a huge amount of work and projects that has already sealed his name in the history of graffiti, the NYC-based artist once again proved he doesn't want rest in his past glory. Instead, he is constantly creating new works, tuning up and exploring new concepts, so what is on display for his fans in Russia was prepared especially for this show. Balancing between the influences of  raw street graffiti and abstract masters such as Miro, Pollock or Kandinsky, Futura's works constantly break down barriers and bond different styles. His confident play both with different mediums as well as with abstraction and text, proves the artistic importance and relevance of one of the pioneers of the legendary New York graffiti scene 30 years since his beginnings. Photo credit: Max Seqret. Discuss Futura here.]]>
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