Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Recap: Sam Falls @ Eva Presenhuber (M Building – Miami) http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/recap-sam-falls-eva-presenhuber-m-building-miami/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/recap-sam-falls-eva-presenhuber-m-building-miami/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:17 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=242511 Sam Falls Galerie Eva Presenhuber M Building Basel Miami AM 21

As we gear up for the coming festivities of Art Basel Miami 2014, let's look back at one of the impressive exhibitions held at the M Building by Galerie Eva Presenhuber during last year's week of art madness. Artist Sam Falls had an excellent solo exhibition in which he showcased his multifaceted talents, ranging from his rope dye paintings and sculptures to his large scale lattice works that spanned the entire length of the M Building's double height ceilings. It was an awesome display of art for those fortunate enough to experience it. Stay tuned as AM will again be in Miami this year to cover ABMB 2014.]]>
Sam Falls Galerie Eva Presenhuber M Building Basel Miami AM 21

As we gear up for the coming festivities of Art Basel Miami 2014, let's look back at one of the impressive exhibitions held at the M Building by Galerie Eva Presenhuber during last year's week of art madness. Artist Sam Falls had an excellent solo exhibition in which he showcased his multifaceted talents, ranging from his rope dye paintings and sculptures to his large scale lattice works that spanned the entire length of the M Building's double height ceilings. It was an awesome display of art for those fortunate enough to experience it. Stay tuned as AM will again be in Miami this year to cover ABMB 2014.]]>
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Releases: Pejac – “Heavy Sea” print http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/releases-pejac-heavy-sea-print/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/releases-pejac-heavy-sea-print/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:00:21 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265453 pejac_heavy_sea6

Shortly after finishing his recent indoor mural in London (covered), Pejac went back to studio to add final touches to his upcoming print release. Six months since his successful, fully sold out print debut "Sepukku" (covered), Spanish artist is releasing a new screen print titled "Heavy Sea". Based on one of his paintings created in 2012, the strong image is showing a massive pile of car tires with one lonely red safety ring among them. In his signature style, the artist is using a smart, simple image to address a large, important issue - ocean pollution and waste disposal. The work was probably inspired by the phenomenon of Osborne Reef, an artificial reef made of over one million car tires off the coast of Florida, but is actually referring to a bigger picture.  The uneven contrast between the abundance of black tires against one bright safety ring symbolizes desperate situation that mankind is in, but also it represents a ray of hope. This release is an edition of 70 unique pieces, as the artist will hand finish each of the prints with watercolor details. The prints are 2 color hand pulled screens on high quality Schoellershammer 4G, 250 gsm paper measuring 102 x 73 cm (40.15 x 28.74 inches). Each edition is signed and numbered by the artist, has an embossed stamp and is accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity. The prints will be available on Thursday, December 4th at 6PM CET at Pejac.es.]]>
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Shortly after finishing his recent indoor mural in London (covered), Pejac went back to studio to add final touches to his upcoming print release. Six months since his successful, fully sold out print debut "Sepukku" (covered), Spanish artist is releasing a new screen print titled "Heavy Sea". Based on one of his paintings created in 2012, the strong image is showing a massive pile of car tires with one lonely red safety ring among them. In his signature style, the artist is using a smart, simple image to address a large, important issue - ocean pollution and waste disposal. The work was probably inspired by the phenomenon of Osborne Reef, an artificial reef made of over one million car tires off the coast of Florida, but is actually referring to a bigger picture.  The uneven contrast between the abundance of black tires against one bright safety ring symbolizes desperate situation that mankind is in, but also it represents a ray of hope. This release is an edition of 70 unique pieces, as the artist will hand finish each of the prints with watercolor details. The prints are 2 color hand pulled screens on high quality Schoellershammer 4G, 250 gsm paper measuring 102 x 73 cm (40.15 x 28.74 inches). Each edition is signed and numbered by the artist, has an embossed stamp and is accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity. The prints will be available on Thursday, December 4th at 6PM CET at Pejac.es.]]>
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Overtime: Nov 17 – Nov 23 http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/overtime-nov-17-nov-23/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/11/overtime-nov-17-nov-23/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:08 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=265105 Batman-and-Robin

More stories from the week that ended Nov 23 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Sacha Goldberger interprets portraits of comic book superheroes as Renaissance figures.
  • RIP: Andrew Bucci, who died at the age of 92 after a brief illness.
  • Aristophil accused of running a Ponzi scheme via financial instruments in the books and manuscripts market.
  • Fallout surrounding Bill Cosby's rape accusations spread to the institutional art world.
  • Zahi Hawass accused of assisting German hobbyists steal samples from Great Pyramid at Giza.
  • Kurt Perschke accuses Shell oil company of appropriating his red ball art project idea.
  • David William Noll pleads guilty to vandalizing Banksy street pieces in Utah and gets five years probation.
  • William Ruprecht steps down as head of Sotheby's and the company may go private.
  • Jerry Saltz thinks the art world has gotten too conservative.
  • Jonathan Jones does not think that photographs should be shown in art galleries.
  • Arts scene doing well in Turkey, however, artists still face governmental censorship and other hardships.
  • United States considering cultural property protection czar post to prevent looted objects from entering country.
  • Kunstmuseum Bern expected to decide soon on whether to accept the estate of the late Cornelius Gurlitt.
  • Student accidentally crushes one of Ai Weiwei's porcelain crabs from a installation.
  • Previously unseen pictures of Che Guevara taken right after his execution surface.
  • Piero della Francesca’s The Resurrection  to undergo restoration funded in part by Aldo Osti.
  • Archaeologists discover three unique mosaics at the Ancient Greek city of Zeugma, in south Turkey
  • ArtPrize to open second edition in Dallas in April of 2016.
  • Mass MoCA will become the largest contemporary art museum in the United States in 2017.
  • Faena Forum, art center in Miami designed by Rem Koolhaus, to open in Dec 2015.
  • MOCA's future exhibitions include Matthew Barney, Sturtevant, R.H. Quaytman, William Pope.L, and Kerry James Marshall.
  • Institute of Contemporary Art Miami upcoming shows include Shannon Ebner, John Miller, and Ryan Sullivan.
  • Hammer Museum adds courtyard bridge designed by Michael Maltzan and opening in Feb.
  • Tate Gallery to exhibit artworks in 3D form, within virtual world of Minecraft.
  • Elizabeth Armstrong named as new director of Palm Springs Art Museum.
  • Art museums are becoming another status symbol for international billionaires.
  • Savannah College of Art and Design to exhibit Andre 3000's jumpsuits with phrases on them.
  • Bomb Magazine has a Kickstarter to raise funds for operations.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe painting sells at Sotheby's for $44.4mil., a record for a work by a female artist. Sarah P Hanson analyzes the Sotheby's American Art sale
  • Rare Warhol New Coke print once owned by U2 to be auctioned at Bonham's.
  • One of Napoleon's two-pointed hats was sold at Osenat to a South Korean collector for $2.2mil.
  • Artnet's list of The Top 10 Uber-Rich Art Collectors.
  • How guarantees in art auctions are affecting the market.
  • Kenny Schachter dishes gossip and analyzes the fall auctions in New York.
  • Bendor Grosvenor thinks that the evaluation of art today is driven too much by it's price.
  • Stephen Haller Gallery and Stux Gallery merging to form Stux + Haller.
  • How artists like Ryan Gander and Yinka Shonibare spent their art prize winnings.
  • William Kurelek painting given as a gift of appreciation for apple strudel and vegetables could sell for $20k at auction.
  • Mickalene Thomas creates wine label for Bedell Cellars
  • Profile of David Hockney, who also answers a bunch of questions.
  • Mark Farid raising money for project where he be in virtual reality for 28 days straight.
  • Steven Meisel shoots the 2015 Pirelli calendar.
  • Ben Davis reviews Pierre Huyghe's LACMA retrospective.
  • Artsy interviews Maurizio Cattelan.
  • Paul Kasmin gallery now represents Laylah Ali.
  • Adam McEwen now represented in NY by Petzel.
  • Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin now represented by Lisson Gallery.
  • Paul Chan wins Hugo Boss Prize for 2014.
  • Shepard Fairey now represented by Jacob Lewis Gallery in New York. He also talks about his work with Fusion.
  • Kelly Allen discusses art and environment at her new Geek Group maker space.
  • Carolina A Miranda reviews Sarah Thornton's book 33 Artists in 3 Acts.
  • Steve Duneier yarnbombs 17 sandstone boulders in the Santa Ynez Mountains.
  • Jaden and Willow Smith discuss what they think art is, among other topics.
  • Prince Charles is shy and declines to view portraits of himself drawn by students.
  • Body art enthusiast Jenya Bolotov spends seven years transforming himself into a human platypus.
  • IKEA recreates classic paintings as photographs with their furniture in them.
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Batman-and-Robin

More stories from the week that ended Nov 23 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Sacha Goldberger interprets portraits of comic book superheroes as Renaissance figures.
  • RIP: Andrew Bucci, who died at the age of 92 after a brief illness.
  • Aristophil accused of running a Ponzi scheme via financial instruments in the books and manuscripts market.
  • Fallout surrounding Bill Cosby's rape accusations spread to the institutional art world.
  • Zahi Hawass accused of assisting German hobbyists steal samples from Great Pyramid at Giza.
  • Kurt Perschke accuses Shell oil company of appropriating his red ball art project idea.
  • David William Noll pleads guilty to vandalizing Banksy street pieces in Utah and gets five years probation.
  • William Ruprecht steps down as head of Sotheby's and the company may go private.
  • Jerry Saltz thinks the art world has gotten too conservative.
  • Jonathan Jones does not think that photographs should be shown in art galleries.
  • Arts scene doing well in Turkey, however, artists still face governmental censorship and other hardships.
  • United States considering cultural property protection czar post to prevent looted objects from entering country.
  • Kunstmuseum Bern expected to decide soon on whether to accept the estate of the late Cornelius Gurlitt.
  • Student accidentally crushes one of Ai Weiwei's porcelain crabs from a installation.
  • Previously unseen pictures of Che Guevara taken right after his execution surface.
  • Piero della Francesca’s The Resurrection  to undergo restoration funded in part by Aldo Osti.
  • Archaeologists discover three unique mosaics at the Ancient Greek city of Zeugma, in south Turkey
  • ArtPrize to open second edition in Dallas in April of 2016.
  • Mass MoCA will become the largest contemporary art museum in the United States in 2017.
  • Faena Forum, art center in Miami designed by Rem Koolhaus, to open in Dec 2015.
  • MOCA's future exhibitions include Matthew Barney, Sturtevant, R.H. Quaytman, William Pope.L, and Kerry James Marshall.
  • Institute of Contemporary Art Miami upcoming shows include Shannon Ebner, John Miller, and Ryan Sullivan.
  • Hammer Museum adds courtyard bridge designed by Michael Maltzan and opening in Feb.
  • Tate Gallery to exhibit artworks in 3D form, within virtual world of Minecraft.
  • Elizabeth Armstrong named as new director of Palm Springs Art Museum.
  • Art museums are becoming another status symbol for international billionaires.
  • Savannah College of Art and Design to exhibit Andre 3000's jumpsuits with phrases on them.
  • Bomb Magazine has a Kickstarter to raise funds for operations.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe painting sells at Sotheby's for $44.4mil., a record for a work by a female artist. Sarah P Hanson analyzes the Sotheby's American Art sale
  • Rare Warhol New Coke print once owned by U2 to be auctioned at Bonham's.
  • One of Napoleon's two-pointed hats was sold at Osenat to a South Korean collector for $2.2mil.
  • Artnet's list of The Top 10 Uber-Rich Art Collectors.
  • How guarantees in art auctions are affecting the market.
  • Kenny Schachter dishes gossip and analyzes the fall auctions in New York.
  • Bendor Grosvenor thinks that the evaluation of art today is driven too much by it's price.
  • Stephen Haller Gallery and Stux Gallery merging to form Stux + Haller.
  • How artists like Ryan Gander and Yinka Shonibare spent their art prize winnings.
  • William Kurelek painting given as a gift of appreciation for apple strudel and vegetables could sell for $20k at auction.
  • Mickalene Thomas creates wine label for Bedell Cellars
  • Profile of David Hockney, who also answers a bunch of questions.
  • Mark Farid raising money for project where he be in virtual reality for 28 days straight.
  • Steven Meisel shoots the 2015 Pirelli calendar.
  • Ben Davis reviews Pierre Huyghe's LACMA retrospective.
  • Artsy interviews Maurizio Cattelan.
  • Paul Kasmin gallery now represents Laylah Ali.
  • Adam McEwen now represented in NY by Petzel.
  • Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin now represented by Lisson Gallery.
  • Paul Chan wins Hugo Boss Prize for 2014.
  • Shepard Fairey now represented by Jacob Lewis Gallery in New York. He also talks about his work with Fusion.
  • Kelly Allen discusses art and environment at her new Geek Group maker space.
  • Carolina A Miranda reviews Sarah Thornton's book 33 Artists in 3 Acts.
  • Steve Duneier yarnbombs 17 sandstone boulders in the Santa Ynez Mountains.
  • Jaden and Willow Smith discuss what they think art is, among other topics.
  • Prince Charles is shy and declines to view portraits of himself drawn by students.
  • Body art enthusiast Jenya Bolotov spends seven years transforming himself into a human platypus.
  • IKEA recreates classic paintings as photographs with their furniture in them.
 ]]>
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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.]]>
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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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_1154

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. ]]>
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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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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