Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:47:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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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Previews: Branded Arts Group Exhibition @ TCL Chinese Theatre http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/previews-branded-arts-group-exhibition-tcl-chinese-theatre/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/previews-branded-arts-group-exhibition-tcl-chinese-theatre/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:22:36 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263652 10726291_10153258916922589_1899401472_n

This Saturday night (October 25th, 6:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m), Branded Arts will be putting on their biggest event yet at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Featuring a group exhibition along with a DJ set by Talib Kweli, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. Tickets ($20) can be purchased here for those interested. Take a look at some preview images of the artwork below... Participating artists include: Saber, Cryptik, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mear One, Dabs Myla, Hebru Brantley, Axis, Andrew Hem, Cleon Peterson, Zeser, Tristan Eaton, David Flores, Cyrcle, Mark Dean Veca, DevNGosha, John Park, Dan Quintana, Curiot, Clinton Bopp, Buff Monster, Hans Walor, Billy Morrison, Joey Feldman, Mad Steez, Nosego, Adam Builds, Shark Toof, Angelina Christina, Annie Preece, Woes Martin, Luke Chueh, Steven Daily, Birdman, Bridget Weiser, Brittany Segal, Canlove, Chor Boogie, Conway Bongo, Craft, Danny Minnick, Gregory Siff, David Gardner, Drew Merrit, Ekundayo, Eric O’neill, Golgo, Skyler Grey, Jaime Becker, Jennifer Korsen, Joshua Keen Valencia, Joshua Petker, Lisa Reider, Mathew Curran, Matt Dimon, Maximillian Xavier, NDSLA, Norm Maxwell, Paige Smith, Quam Odunsi, Rooney Hardwick, Ross Morrison, Sean McCarthy, Surgio “Surge” Hernandez, Urbyn Michaels, Wyatt Mills, Nori Pesina, Shanna Yates, Rony Alwin, Shanna Yates, and Charlie Edmiston.]]>
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This Saturday night (October 25th, 6:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m), Branded Arts will be putting on their biggest event yet at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Featuring a group exhibition along with a DJ set by Talib Kweli, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. Tickets ($20) can be purchased here for those interested. Take a look at some preview images of the artwork below... Participating artists include: Saber, Cryptik, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mear One, Dabs Myla, Hebru Brantley, Axis, Andrew Hem, Cleon Peterson, Zeser, Tristan Eaton, David Flores, Cyrcle, Mark Dean Veca, DevNGosha, John Park, Dan Quintana, Curiot, Clinton Bopp, Buff Monster, Hans Walor, Billy Morrison, Joey Feldman, Mad Steez, Nosego, Adam Builds, Shark Toof, Angelina Christina, Annie Preece, Woes Martin, Luke Chueh, Steven Daily, Birdman, Bridget Weiser, Brittany Segal, Canlove, Chor Boogie, Conway Bongo, Craft, Danny Minnick, Gregory Siff, David Gardner, Drew Merrit, Ekundayo, Eric O’neill, Golgo, Skyler Grey, Jaime Becker, Jennifer Korsen, Joshua Keen Valencia, Joshua Petker, Lisa Reider, Mathew Curran, Matt Dimon, Maximillian Xavier, NDSLA, Norm Maxwell, Paige Smith, Quam Odunsi, Rooney Hardwick, Ross Morrison, Sean McCarthy, Surgio “Surge” Hernandez, Urbyn Michaels, Wyatt Mills, Nori Pesina, Shanna Yates, Rony Alwin, Shanna Yates, and Charlie Edmiston.]]>
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Previews: Jonathan Viner – “Cold Snap” @ Sloan Fine Art http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/previews-jonathan-viner-cold-snap-sloan-fine-art/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/previews-jonathan-viner-cold-snap-sloan-fine-art/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:02:20 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263641 NorthernSport

Alongside the Black Moon group exhibition with Sloan Fine Art we told you about that will open on the 24th of October will be a new solo from Jonathan Viner. Housed at site/109 located at 109 Norfolk Street, the fresh pieces collectively entitled cold snap will take the Brooklyn-based artist's cast of characters into a winter setting, rendered in his usual retro aesthetic. As usual, he will be using a utilizes a process that includes live models, props, and photographs as starting points for his oil paintings. Take a look at more preview images below... Discuss Jonathan Viner here.]]>
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Alongside the Black Moon group exhibition with Sloan Fine Art we told you about that will open on the 24th of October will be a new solo from Jonathan Viner. Housed at site/109 located at 109 Norfolk Street, the fresh pieces collectively entitled cold snap will take the Brooklyn-based artist's cast of characters into a winter setting, rendered in his usual retro aesthetic. As usual, he will be using a utilizes a process that includes live models, props, and photographs as starting points for his oil paintings. Take a look at more preview images below... Discuss Jonathan Viner here.]]>
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Streets: Banksy (Bristol) http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/streets-banksy-bristol/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/streets-banksy-bristol/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:38:35 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263617 banksy4

Yesterday, despite a recent hoax alleging his arrest, Banksy revealed his new work on his website - Banksy.co.uk. The piece titled The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum was painted the night before at Dockside Studios in Bristol, but shortly after the reveal it got defaced with a splash of black paint. The pieces is a parody of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer's Girl With A Pearl Earring. Using stencil and what seems to be an extinguisher with black paint, the elusive artist created a clever bastardized version incorporating the alarm bell on the facade into his portrait. This piece was created in the area where a lot of art and music studios are located, including the Studio Upstairs that helped Dale Marshall after he was discharged from the hospital. It's probably this artistic environment that inspired the Mr. B to create this work, and maybe even intentionally raise awareness about their worthy projects. Photo credit by Banksy & Feralthings. Discuss Banksy here.]]>
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Yesterday, despite a recent hoax alleging his arrest, Banksy revealed his new work on his website - Banksy.co.uk. The piece titled The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum was painted the night before at Dockside Studios in Bristol, but shortly after the reveal it got defaced with a splash of black paint. The pieces is a parody of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer's Girl With A Pearl Earring. Using stencil and what seems to be an extinguisher with black paint, the elusive artist created a clever bastardized version incorporating the alarm bell on the facade into his portrait. This piece was created in the area where a lot of art and music studios are located, including the Studio Upstairs that helped Dale Marshall after he was discharged from the hospital. It's probably this artistic environment that inspired the Mr. B to create this work, and maybe even intentionally raise awareness about their worthy projects. Photo credit by Banksy & Feralthings. Discuss Banksy here.]]>
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Openings: Nick Walker – “All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire” (New York Popup) http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/openings-nick-walker-all-i-ever-wanted-was-my-name-on-fire-nyc/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/openings-nick-walker-all-i-ever-wanted-was-my-name-on-fire-nyc/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:12:42 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263574 Nick Walker NYC Name Fire AM 32

Last week, British artist Nick Walker (interviewed) unveiled a show in New York City. Entitled All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire, this pop up located at 345 Broome Street was definitely a show that burns brightly. Included in the exhibition was a new series of canvases focusing on the "Vandal" and his adventures in the largest city in the United States. Of course, there were a few surprises, such as a Vandal sculpture and a weekend print & book launch with hand stenciling for a few lucky guests. The showing will be running through the 22nd, so make your way over before it's too late. Discuss Nick Walker here.]]>
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Last week, British artist Nick Walker (interviewed) unveiled a show in New York City. Entitled All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire, this pop up located at 345 Broome Street was definitely a show that burns brightly. Included in the exhibition was a new series of canvases focusing on the "Vandal" and his adventures in the largest city in the United States. Of course, there were a few surprises, such as a Vandal sculpture and a weekend print & book launch with hand stenciling for a few lucky guests. The showing will be running through the 22nd, so make your way over before it's too late. Discuss Nick Walker here.]]>
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Streets: Pejac (Istanbul) http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/streets-pjeac-istanbul/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/10/streets-pjeac-istanbul/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:00:55 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=263437 pejac_istanbul8

Spanish artist Pejac (introduced) was recently in Istanbul where he created a triptych of pieces in Uskudar, the Asian part of Istanbul. The idea was to create an "eye trap" that will emphasize the strength and the illusion of the works by creating a sort of physical bond between them. Titled Lock, Poster and Shutters, the works where made between October 5th to 10th, using acrylic, sand paper and graphite. These signature artistic tools when modifying the given surface and creating such mirages. Always being focused on the urban context of his works, and the ways of distorting or altering its reality, the artist painted familiar architectural elements of the area, while adding a surreal twist to them. With windows and locks symbolizing barrier or connections between spaces, these visual interventions are literally connections between Pejac's witty imagination and the real world they are created in. Discuss Pejac here.]]>
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Spanish artist Pejac (introduced) was recently in Istanbul where he created a triptych of pieces in Uskudar, the Asian part of Istanbul. The idea was to create an "eye trap" that will emphasize the strength and the illusion of the works by creating a sort of physical bond between them. Titled Lock, Poster and Shutters, the works where made between October 5th to 10th, using acrylic, sand paper and graphite. These signature artistic tools when modifying the given surface and creating such mirages. Always being focused on the urban context of his works, and the ways of distorting or altering its reality, the artist painted familiar architectural elements of the area, while adding a surreal twist to them. With windows and locks symbolizing barrier or connections between spaces, these visual interventions are literally connections between Pejac's witty imagination and the real world they are created in. Discuss Pejac here.]]>
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