Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:10:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Earth Crisis” @ Galerie Itinerrance http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/openings-shepard-fairey-earth-crisis-galerie-itinerrance/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/openings-shepard-fairey-earth-crisis-galerie-itinerrance/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:09:13 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=302884 322A1701-800x533

Last weekend, Galerie Itinerrance opened a solo show from Shepard Fairey (featured) that brought a brought full circle a project he started back in November of last year with an installation (covered) between the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower entitled Earth Crisis. Along with a mural he painted earlier this month in Paris (covered), the series of works created in turquoise and blue is complete - pieces that the American artist hopes will remind us to take care of our air, water, and vegetation as well as to preserve our planet. Take a look at more photos from the opening below including some large and small replicas of the globe that was seen at the Eiffel Tower last year. Also, read what Shep had to say about the exhibition here. Photo credit: Jon Furlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.]]>
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Last weekend, Galerie Itinerrance opened a solo show from Shepard Fairey (featured) that brought a brought full circle a project he started back in November of last year with an installation (covered) between the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower entitled Earth Crisis. Along with a mural he painted earlier this month in Paris (covered), the series of works created in turquoise and blue is complete - pieces that the American artist hopes will remind us to take care of our air, water, and vegetation as well as to preserve our planet. Take a look at more photos from the opening below including some large and small replicas of the globe that was seen at the Eiffel Tower last year. Also, read what Shep had to say about the exhibition here. Photo credit: Jon Furlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.]]>
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POW! WOW! Long Beach ’16 / Upcoming: “Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension” @ LBMA http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/pow-wow-long-beach-16-upcoming-vitality-verve-in-the-third-dimension-lbma/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/pow-wow-long-beach-16-upcoming-vitality-verve-in-the-third-dimension-lbma/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:53:58 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=302877 13473209_295477924129942_314310306_n

With this year's POW! WOW! Long Beach fast approaching, the installation of the associated group show is already underway at the Long Beach Museum of Art with murals being prepped by a large roster of artists. Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension is presented by the museum in collaboration with Thinkspace & POW! WOW! LB and will feature originals, installations, and murals (just like last year). The opening is scheduled for July 16th to the general public with an associated LBMA After Dark event on July 15th as well. Participants include: Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker • Susan Beiner • Rebekah Bogard Bumblebeelovesyou • Isaac Cordal • Patsy Cox • Ariel DeAndrea • Aaron De La Cruz • Sergio Garcia • Glazed Paradise (Mark Jenkins & Sandra Fernandez) • Andrew Hem • Kiel Johnson • Sarah Joncas • Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One) • Drew Leshko • Aaron Li-Hill • Troy Lovegates (aka Other) • Telmo Miel • Jaime Molina • Brendan Monroe • Luke O’Sullivan • Felipe Pantone • Erika Sanada • Slinkachu • Mark Dean Veca (seen above) • Cinta Vidal • Hilary White • Ernest Zacharevic • Martha Cooper • Yoskay Yamamoto • Alex Yanes. Photo credit: Selina Miles.]]>
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With this year's POW! WOW! Long Beach fast approaching, the installation of the associated group show is already underway at the Long Beach Museum of Art with murals being prepped by a large roster of artists. Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension is presented by the museum in collaboration with Thinkspace & POW! WOW! LB and will feature originals, installations, and murals (just like last year). The opening is scheduled for July 16th to the general public with an associated LBMA After Dark event on July 15th as well. Participants include: Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker • Susan Beiner • Rebekah Bogard Bumblebeelovesyou • Isaac Cordal • Patsy Cox • Ariel DeAndrea • Aaron De La Cruz • Sergio Garcia • Glazed Paradise (Mark Jenkins & Sandra Fernandez) • Andrew Hem • Kiel Johnson • Sarah Joncas • Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One) • Drew Leshko • Aaron Li-Hill • Troy Lovegates (aka Other) • Telmo Miel • Jaime Molina • Brendan Monroe • Luke O’Sullivan • Felipe Pantone • Erika Sanada • Slinkachu • Mark Dean Veca (seen above) • Cinta Vidal • Hilary White • Ernest Zacharevic • Martha Cooper • Yoskay Yamamoto • Alex Yanes. Photo credit: Selina Miles.]]>
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Studios Visits: Mike Dargas @ Opera Gallery (London) http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/studios-visits-mike-dargas-opera-gallery-london/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/studios-visits-mike-dargas-opera-gallery-london/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:45:30 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=302822 M Dargas 10

We recently visited the studio of painter Mike Dargas as he prepares for his upcoming solo show at Opera Gallery in London from 6 - 20 July (curated by Jean-David Malat). Born in 1983 in Cologne, he started drawing and making paintings with oil paint from a very young age. In his early twenties, the German artist built himself a solid reputation in the tattoo scene and won numerous prizes and awards. Drawing his inspiration from masters like Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giger, Dargas studied various techniques and since his youth developed a passion for realism, which he narrowed down to hyperrealism over the years. A first look at the artworks can cause the viewer to easily mistake them for large scale photographs. Years of practice mastering the oil painting has enabled him to create portraits with very intricate details. Dargas' love for precision, in an almost obsessive manner, brings models to life under the brush stroke and draws one into a dreamlike world where time has suspended. Like photography, the Cologne-based artist loves to play with shadows, focus and depth of field to create mesmerising works. In his liquid-series, the photorealism of the dripping effect on the faces of his models is breathtaking and exults in sensuality. He studies his female and male subjects with such intensity, that each portrait is a profile of increasing intimate closeness, with striking liveliness and expression. Photo credit: Butterfly.]]>
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We recently visited the studio of painter Mike Dargas as he prepares for his upcoming solo show at Opera Gallery in London from 6 - 20 July (curated by Jean-David Malat). Born in 1983 in Cologne, he started drawing and making paintings with oil paint from a very young age. In his early twenties, the German artist built himself a solid reputation in the tattoo scene and won numerous prizes and awards. Drawing his inspiration from masters like Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giger, Dargas studied various techniques and since his youth developed a passion for realism, which he narrowed down to hyperrealism over the years. A first look at the artworks can cause the viewer to easily mistake them for large scale photographs. Years of practice mastering the oil painting has enabled him to create portraits with very intricate details. Dargas' love for precision, in an almost obsessive manner, brings models to life under the brush stroke and draws one into a dreamlike world where time has suspended. Like photography, the Cologne-based artist loves to play with shadows, focus and depth of field to create mesmerising works. In his liquid-series, the photorealism of the dripping effect on the faces of his models is breathtaking and exults in sensuality. He studies his female and male subjects with such intensity, that each portrait is a profile of increasing intimate closeness, with striking liveliness and expression. Photo credit: Butterfly.]]>
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Previews: Casey Gray – “Paper Trail” @ Legion http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/previews-casey-gray-paper-trail-legion/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/previews-casey-gray-paper-trail-legion/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:58:37 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=302846 CaseyGray_2016_1

On July 8th, Casey Gray will be opening a small show of works on paper at Legion in San Francisco. The new experimental pieces from the locally-based artist are created with acrylic spray paint and precision masking techniques, a continuation of his explorations of still life. Paper Trail will include four medium-scale bulletin board paintings referencing his studio environment as well as some smaller fruit, vegetable, and landscape studies. Discuss this show here. Discuss Casey Gray here.]]>
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On July 8th, Casey Gray will be opening a small show of works on paper at Legion in San Francisco. The new experimental pieces from the locally-based artist are created with acrylic spray paint and precision masking techniques, a continuation of his explorations of still life. Paper Trail will include four medium-scale bulletin board paintings referencing his studio environment as well as some smaller fruit, vegetable, and landscape studies. Discuss this show here. Discuss Casey Gray here.]]>
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Dutch Flower Painting Recreated With Real Flowers (London) http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/ambrosius-bosschaerts-painting-recreated-with-flowers/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/ambrosius-bosschaerts-painting-recreated-with-flowers/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:14:31 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=302809 flowerpainting20

Along with an exhibition celebrating Dutch flower paintings of the early 17th and late 18th century, the National Gallery in London has also organized an installation made out of flowers on their front facade. Created out of 25,000 blooms by the Flower Council of Holland, the piece is a recreation of A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase by Dutch artist Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder. Take a look at more photos below as well as a video... Via My Modern Met. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxSbdXpH2yA]]>
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Along with an exhibition celebrating Dutch flower paintings of the early 17th and late 18th century, the National Gallery in London has also organized an installation made out of flowers on their front facade. Created out of 25,000 blooms by the Flower Council of Holland, the piece is a recreation of A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase by Dutch artist Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder. Take a look at more photos below as well as a video... Via My Modern Met. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxSbdXpH2yA]]>
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Upcoming: Martin Wittfooth @ Corey Helford Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/upcoming-martin-wittfooth-corey-helford-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/upcoming-martin-wittfooth-corey-helford-gallery/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:07:36 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=302801 13473208_1766748440264113_1568952285_n

Fans of Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) will be be happy to know he's hard at work on his next solo show. Scheduled for October at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, the exhibition looks to include at least one huge piece, the one seen above with some animals astride a tank. It's entitled Bacchanal, measures 78" x 60," and appears to feature a familiar subject matter as well as palette. Discuss Martin Wittfooth here.]]>
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Fans of Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) will be be happy to know he's hard at work on his next solo show. Scheduled for October at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, the exhibition looks to include at least one huge piece, the one seen above with some animals astride a tank. It's entitled Bacchanal, measures 78" x 60," and appears to feature a familiar subject matter as well as palette. Discuss Martin Wittfooth here.]]>
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Art Focus: Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/art-focus-severija-incirauskaite-kriauneviciene/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/art-focus-severija-incirauskaite-kriauneviciene/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:19:55 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=302788 Severija_12

Continuing her series of works featuring a novel method of embroidering metal objects, Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė has recently decided to apply her unique technique to war helmets. The Lithuanian artist, who is choice of our next Art Focus article, recently exhibited these pieces at Art Vilnius 2016 where she was awarded for best installation at the fair. The title of the fresh collection of works is Kill For Peace, of which you can see more photos below... Via Colossal.]]>
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Continuing her series of works featuring a novel method of embroidering metal objects, Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė has recently decided to apply her unique technique to war helmets. The Lithuanian artist, who is choice of our next Art Focus article, recently exhibited these pieces at Art Vilnius 2016 where she was awarded for best installation at the fair. The title of the fresh collection of works is Kill For Peace, of which you can see more photos below... Via Colossal.]]>
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Streets: Buff Monster // Mural Festival (Montreal) http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/streets-buff-monster-mural-festival-montreal/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/streets-buff-monster-mural-festival-montreal/#comments Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:46 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=302777 27680025550_3b1cc5c34f_z

Earlier this month, Buff Monster painted a new mural in Montreal for this year's edition of the Mural Festival. Working along with other artists in the heart of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, the American artist decided to tackle the them of the deadly seven sins through the lens of his signature ice cream characters. Other international and local artists in creating murals and/or installations in this year program include D*Face, Meggs, Fafi, Felipe Pantone, Maser, Natalia Rak, Mateo, Klone Yourself, Acidum Project, Grems, Jonathan Bergeron, Roadsworth, Five Eight, Jason Botkin, Hsix,X-Ray, Fonki, Miss Teri, and Stikki Peaches. Via Hookedblog. Discuss Buff Monster here.]]>
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Earlier this month, Buff Monster painted a new mural in Montreal for this year's edition of the Mural Festival. Working along with other artists in the heart of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, the American artist decided to tackle the them of the deadly seven sins through the lens of his signature ice cream characters. Other international and local artists in creating murals and/or installations in this year program include D*Face, Meggs, Fafi, Felipe Pantone, Maser, Natalia Rak, Mateo, Klone Yourself, Acidum Project, Grems, Jonathan Bergeron, Roadsworth, Five Eight, Jason Botkin, Hsix,X-Ray, Fonki, Miss Teri, and Stikki Peaches. Via Hookedblog. Discuss Buff Monster here.]]>
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Streets: Barbara Kruger // High Line (New York) http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/streets-barbara-kruger-high-line-new-york/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/06/streets-barbara-kruger-high-line-new-york/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:09:46 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=302747 kruger-1

Joining the plethora of artists that have had art visible from the High Line in New York, Barbara Kruger unveiled a mural she designed earlier this year (and on view through March 2017). This latest work from the American artist famous for her text-based creations is entitled Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…) and features an "adaptation of a quote from Afro-Caribbean philosopher and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon, which has appeared in multiple works by the artist." The words read BLIND IDEALISM IS REACTIONARY SCARY DEADLY (with the words REACTIONARY & SCARY crossed out), a play on the original quote of "blind idealism is reactionary." Read more about it here. Discuss Barbara Kruger here.]]>
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Joining the plethora of artists that have had art visible from the High Line in New York, Barbara Kruger unveiled a mural she designed earlier this year (and on view through March 2017). This latest work from the American artist famous for her text-based creations is entitled Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…) and features an "adaptation of a quote from Afro-Caribbean philosopher and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon, which has appeared in multiple works by the artist." The words read BLIND IDEALISM IS REACTIONARY SCARY DEADLY (with the words REACTIONARY & SCARY crossed out), a play on the original quote of "blind idealism is reactionary." Read more about it here. Discuss Barbara Kruger here.]]>
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