Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Tue, 07 Jul 2015 06:26:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Streets: 1010 (Las Vegas) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/streets-1010-las-vegas/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/streets-1010-las-vegas/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 06:25:11 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=279731 1010_las_vegas_mtn_2

After sharing a massive new mural in Paris from 1010 with you back in May, we now return with a smaller project he worked on in Sin City. Painted for the Life Is Beautiful festival in Downtown Las Vegas and arranged by JustKids, the new mural takes advantage of a unique three part structure in the financial district. Solving the unique architectural challenge, the German artist was able to paint his signature rainbow colored three dimensional optical illusion and leave his mark in Nevada’s biggest city for years to come. Photos vis Montana World. Discuss 1010 here.]]>
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After sharing a massive new mural in Paris from 1010 with you back in May, we now return with a smaller project he worked on in Sin City. Painted for the Life Is Beautiful festival in Downtown Las Vegas and arranged by JustKids, the new mural takes advantage of a unique three part structure in the financial district. Solving the unique architectural challenge, the German artist was able to paint his signature rainbow colored three dimensional optical illusion and leave his mark in Nevada’s biggest city for years to come. Photos vis Montana World. Discuss 1010 here.]]>
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Previews: Mear One – “Cognitive Dissonance” @ White Walls Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/previews-mear-one-cognitive-dissonance-white-walls-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/previews-mear-one-cognitive-dissonance-white-walls-gallery/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 06:12:32 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=279721 6d3d3e19-f6f6-4107-a352-0d3a59a50dc4

This Saturday, July 11th, White Walls Gallery will be opening a solo from Mear One (interviewed) entitled Cognitive Dissonance. The new showing in San Francisco will feature a series of large oils and acrylics, some of which he has been working on and off on for the past several years. The new work is reflective of the murals he paints on the streets, highlighted by the socio-political injustices that he often references mixed with his interests in ancient cultures and human consciousness. Take a look at more preview images below... Discuss Mear One here.]]>
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This Saturday, July 11th, White Walls Gallery will be opening a solo from Mear One (interviewed) entitled Cognitive Dissonance. The new showing in San Francisco will feature a series of large oils and acrylics, some of which he has been working on and off on for the past several years. The new work is reflective of the murals he paints on the streets, highlighted by the socio-political injustices that he often references mixed with his interests in ancient cultures and human consciousness. Take a look at more preview images below... Discuss Mear One here.]]>
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Previews / Setup: Faile – “Savage/Sacred Young Minds” @ Brooklyn Museum http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/previews-setup-faile-savagesacred-young-minds-brooklyn-museum/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/previews-setup-faile-savagesacred-young-minds-brooklyn-museum/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:58:13 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=279694 11419170_641395879330170_1363854107_n

With the opening fast approaching at the end of next week, Faile (featured) has ramped up their setup for their solo at the Brooklyn Museum. Entitled Savage/Sacred Young Minds, the exhibition from the locally-based artistic duo will features a diverse selection of works from their oeuvre including multimedia installations, large-scale paintings, and sculptures as well as a revival of the Deluxx Fluxx Arcade with their long time collaborator Bast. As you can see above, the Patricks will also be installing their Temple project that first made its appearance for PortugalArte ‘10. See you on July 10th. Discuss Faile here.]]>
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With the opening fast approaching at the end of next week, Faile (featured) has ramped up their setup for their solo at the Brooklyn Museum. Entitled Savage/Sacred Young Minds, the exhibition from the locally-based artistic duo will features a diverse selection of works from their oeuvre including multimedia installations, large-scale paintings, and sculptures as well as a revival of the Deluxx Fluxx Arcade with their long time collaborator Bast. As you can see above, the Patricks will also be installing their Temple project that first made its appearance for PortugalArte ‘10. See you on July 10th. Discuss Faile here.]]>
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Overtime: June 29 – July 5 http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/overtime-june-29-july-5/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/overtime-june-29-july-5/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:00:18 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=279321 11709873_10153027363925784_438549184291484131_o

More stories from the week that ended July 5 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Jamian Juliano-Villani featured by Art21.
  • RIP: Harold Feinstein, who died at the age of 84 due to chronic heart failure.
  • Delaware Art Museum privately sells Homer’s Milking Time as well as Wyeth’s Arthur Cleveland.
  • Destruction of antiquities and heritage sites by Islamic State and others could amount to war crimes.
  • Street art widespread in Greece as nation is in financial and economic chaos.
  • Members of Sotheby's' cleaning staff have been suspended pending investigation of water pistol attacks.
  • Matisse and Van Gogh paintings' bright yellows are slowing discoloring and turning beige over time.
  • Animal rights activists protest Jannis Kounellis's Untitled (12 Horses) at Gavin Brown's Enterprise.
  • David Hockney publicly criticizes Gerhard Richter's work again.
  • Islamic State is selling looted art and antiques on eBay and Facebook to raise funds.
  • Scott Mueller sues Janssen Gallery after Cady Noland disavows work and his money has not been returned.
  • New bill to make it more difficult to take legal action against authenticators, and to minimize litigation costs.
  • Milwaukee Art Museum drawing controversy with Niki Johnson's condom portrait of Pope.
  • Belgrade unveils controversial monument for Gavrilo Princip.
  • Marina Abramović reveals plans for her funeral, which will be held in Belgrade, Amsterdam, and NY.
  • Artnet lists five things you should try to avoid as an art viewing tourist.
  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud announces that he will give his entire $32bil. fortune to charity.
  • The Royal Academy attempting to bring collection of paintings assembled by Charles I together.
  • Zahi Hawass' plans for $1bil. Grand Egyptian Museum.
  • Smithsonian utilizing 3D printing to copy artifacts.
  • Amanda Ross-Ho, Artie Vierkant, Jon Rafman and more are in Public Art Fund's Image Objects show.
  • The Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography show.
  • Anneliese Cooper reviews  Fire and Forget at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art.
  • The Guardian looks at Sotheby's' London auction sale.
  • Colin Gleadell reports on Phillips' London evening sale. Judd Tully also has an analysis of the auction. Katya Kazakina also joins in on the fun.
  • Colin Gleadell reports on Christie's London evening sale. Judd Tully also has an analysis of the auction. Katya Kazakina writes about it too.
  • Katya Kazakina reports on the Sotheby's London evening sale. Colin Gleadell also has some things to say about the auction. Judd Tully gets in on the action as well.
  • Sotheby's beating Christie's when it comes to Impressionist and Modern sales.
  • Iain Brunt shares his thoughts on last week’s Impressionist auctions in London.
  • The increasing popularity of the curated auction sale.
  • Art-related events a big part of the calendar for ultra high-net-worth individuals.
  • Gagosian, Pace, and Zwirner all signed on for the Seattle Art Fair and these may be the reasons why.
  • Frieze Projects in London announces its lineup for 2016.
  • The Independent Art Fair in NYC has a new home in Spring Studios in TriBeCa.
  • Damien Hirst opening a art space called Newport Street Gallery.
  • Queer Thoughts moves from Chicago to New York.
  • Eleven Rivington changes its name to 11R and expands Chrystie Street location.
  • Princess Eugenie now an associate director for Hauser & Wirth after working for Paddle8.
  • Larry's List interviews Filipe da Costa Leite.
  • Artinfo talks to Dominique Lévy in its Game Changers series.
  • Paddle8's 8 of the Most Collectible Names in Contemporary Art Right Now list includes Emily Mae Smith.
  • Sotheby's teaches you how to buy at auction.
  • Christie's guide to collecting prints and to print-making techniques. They also have a guide to collecting maps.
  • Observer writes about Levart.
  • Tuscan villa formerly home to Leonardo da Vinci now on the market for $14.6mil.
  • Mark Bradford installation, along with two others, goes up at LAX airport.
  • Laurie Simmons and Cindy Sherman talk about Sarah Charlesworth.
  • William Pope L's flag makes an appearance during Kendrick Lamar's performance at BET awards.
  • A look at Bree Newsome, who scaled a flagpole to take down a Confederate battle flag.
  • Misty Copeland promoted to principal status at American Ballet Theatre.
  • The Guardian looks at the photographs of Katy Grannan.
  • Scott Indrisek profiles Sascha Braunig.
  • Anonymous group of artists build teahouse in Griffith Park.
  • LACMA interviews Ed Moses about the art he created in the 1960s and 70s.
  • Ten memorable quotes from David Hockney.
  • Liam Gillick and Zineb Sedira make works for London Underground's Victoria Line.
  • Artspace has a list of seven Instagram users that you should follow.
  • Artspace's list of 10 artists to watch in July.
  • The soundtrack to Luke Chueh's life.
  • Artnet's list of The 10 Most Terrifying Public Statues.
  • Artnet takes a look at fifteen firework artworks.
  • John Riepenhoff teams up with Company Brewing to create three flagship beers to benefit art spaces.
  • Marina Abramović now art directing for Givenchy.
  • Yves Saint Laurent's 2016 menswear line features collaborative designs by Billy Al Bengston.
  • Japanese virgin men attend nude drawing sessions to help boost their confidence with women.
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More stories from the week that ended July 5 (click on bolded words for more information):
  • Jamian Juliano-Villani featured by Art21.
  • RIP: Harold Feinstein, who died at the age of 84 due to chronic heart failure.
  • Delaware Art Museum privately sells Homer’s Milking Time as well as Wyeth’s Arthur Cleveland.
  • Destruction of antiquities and heritage sites by Islamic State and others could amount to war crimes.
  • Street art widespread in Greece as nation is in financial and economic chaos.
  • Members of Sotheby's' cleaning staff have been suspended pending investigation of water pistol attacks.
  • Matisse and Van Gogh paintings' bright yellows are slowing discoloring and turning beige over time.
  • Animal rights activists protest Jannis Kounellis's Untitled (12 Horses) at Gavin Brown's Enterprise.
  • David Hockney publicly criticizes Gerhard Richter's work again.
  • Islamic State is selling looted art and antiques on eBay and Facebook to raise funds.
  • Scott Mueller sues Janssen Gallery after Cady Noland disavows work and his money has not been returned.
  • New bill to make it more difficult to take legal action against authenticators, and to minimize litigation costs.
  • Milwaukee Art Museum drawing controversy with Niki Johnson's condom portrait of Pope.
  • Belgrade unveils controversial monument for Gavrilo Princip.
  • Marina Abramović reveals plans for her funeral, which will be held in Belgrade, Amsterdam, and NY.
  • Artnet lists five things you should try to avoid as an art viewing tourist.
  • Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud announces that he will give his entire $32bil. fortune to charity.
  • The Royal Academy attempting to bring collection of paintings assembled by Charles I together.
  • Zahi Hawass' plans for $1bil. Grand Egyptian Museum.
  • Smithsonian utilizing 3D printing to copy artifacts.
  • Amanda Ross-Ho, Artie Vierkant, Jon Rafman and more are in Public Art Fund's Image Objects show.
  • The Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography show.
  • Anneliese Cooper reviews  Fire and Forget at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art.
  • The Guardian looks at Sotheby's' London auction sale.
  • Colin Gleadell reports on Phillips' London evening sale. Judd Tully also has an analysis of the auction. Katya Kazakina also joins in on the fun.
  • Colin Gleadell reports on Christie's London evening sale. Judd Tully also has an analysis of the auction. Katya Kazakina writes about it too.
  • Katya Kazakina reports on the Sotheby's London evening sale. Colin Gleadell also has some things to say about the auction. Judd Tully gets in on the action as well.
  • Sotheby's beating Christie's when it comes to Impressionist and Modern sales.
  • Iain Brunt shares his thoughts on last week’s Impressionist auctions in London.
  • The increasing popularity of the curated auction sale.
  • Art-related events a big part of the calendar for ultra high-net-worth individuals.
  • Gagosian, Pace, and Zwirner all signed on for the Seattle Art Fair and these may be the reasons why.
  • Frieze Projects in London announces its lineup for 2016.
  • The Independent Art Fair in NYC has a new home in Spring Studios in TriBeCa.
  • Damien Hirst opening a art space called Newport Street Gallery.
  • Queer Thoughts moves from Chicago to New York.
  • Eleven Rivington changes its name to 11R and expands Chrystie Street location.
  • Princess Eugenie now an associate director for Hauser & Wirth after working for Paddle8.
  • Larry's List interviews Filipe da Costa Leite.
  • Artinfo talks to Dominique Lévy in its Game Changers series.
  • Paddle8's 8 of the Most Collectible Names in Contemporary Art Right Now list includes Emily Mae Smith.
  • Sotheby's teaches you how to buy at auction.
  • Christie's guide to collecting prints and to print-making techniques. They also have a guide to collecting maps.
  • Observer writes about Levart.
  • Tuscan villa formerly home to Leonardo da Vinci now on the market for $14.6mil.
  • Mark Bradford installation, along with two others, goes up at LAX airport.
  • Laurie Simmons and Cindy Sherman talk about Sarah Charlesworth.
  • William Pope L's flag makes an appearance during Kendrick Lamar's performance at BET awards.
  • A look at Bree Newsome, who scaled a flagpole to take down a Confederate battle flag.
  • Misty Copeland promoted to principal status at American Ballet Theatre.
  • The Guardian looks at the photographs of Katy Grannan.
  • Scott Indrisek profiles Sascha Braunig.
  • Anonymous group of artists build teahouse in Griffith Park.
  • LACMA interviews Ed Moses about the art he created in the 1960s and 70s.
  • Ten memorable quotes from David Hockney.
  • Liam Gillick and Zineb Sedira make works for London Underground's Victoria Line.
  • Artspace has a list of seven Instagram users that you should follow.
  • Artspace's list of 10 artists to watch in July.
  • The soundtrack to Luke Chueh's life.
  • Artnet's list of The 10 Most Terrifying Public Statues.
  • Artnet takes a look at fifteen firework artworks.
  • John Riepenhoff teams up with Company Brewing to create three flagship beers to benefit art spaces.
  • Marina Abramović now art directing for Givenchy.
  • Yves Saint Laurent's 2016 menswear line features collaborative designs by Billy Al Bengston.
  • Japanese virgin men attend nude drawing sessions to help boost their confidence with women.
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Recap: POW! WOW! Long Beach ’15 http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/recap-pow-wow-long-beach-15/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/recap-pow-wow-long-beach-15/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:53:36 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=279654 GpiyHQANxCCTBKpV9jHQx44WbcyR0Qj8Qt7xfhcOm9V-sqe3PiNL_mqiY30EkyC95CGbOQ=w1149-h1087

After sharing some photos of the new James Jean (interviewed) mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach (see our coverage here), we now bring you a look at the other works completed for the event. If you are able to head over, the addresses for the murals seen below from Aaron De La Cruz, Benjie Escobar, Cryptik, Fafi, Hueman, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Low Bros, Madsteez, Push, and Tristan Eaton are listed here. The piece above was painted on the same wall as Jean's piece by Eaton, a play on the famous "Highest Standard of Living" photo from Margaret Bourke-White taken of a bread line in the 30s. Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta & chinohk (Aaron De La Cruz photo). Discuss this show here. [caption id="attachment_279667" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Cryptik Cryptik[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279666" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Madsteez & Hueman Madsteez & Hueman[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279665" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Jeff McMIllan Jeff McMIllan[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279663" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Jeff Soto Jeff Soto[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279662" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Benjie Escobar Benjie Escobar[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279660" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Fafi Fafi[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279659" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Benjie Escobar Benjie Escobar[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279657" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Bumblebeelovesyou Bumblebeelovesyou[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279656" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]PUSH PUSH[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279655" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Low Bros Low Bros[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279675" align="aligncenter" width="612"]Aaron De La Cruz Aaron De La Cruz[/caption]]]>
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After sharing some photos of the new James Jean (interviewed) mural for POW! WOW! Long Beach (see our coverage here), we now bring you a look at the other works completed for the event. If you are able to head over, the addresses for the murals seen below from Aaron De La Cruz, Benjie Escobar, Cryptik, Fafi, Hueman, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Low Bros, Madsteez, Push, and Tristan Eaton are listed here. The piece above was painted on the same wall as Jean's piece by Eaton, a play on the famous "Highest Standard of Living" photo from Margaret Bourke-White taken of a bread line in the 30s. Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta & chinohk (Aaron De La Cruz photo). Discuss this show here. [caption id="attachment_279667" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Cryptik Cryptik[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279666" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Madsteez & Hueman Madsteez & Hueman[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279665" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Jeff McMIllan Jeff McMIllan[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279663" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Jeff Soto Jeff Soto[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279662" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Benjie Escobar Benjie Escobar[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279660" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Fafi Fafi[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279659" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Benjie Escobar Benjie Escobar[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279657" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Bumblebeelovesyou Bumblebeelovesyou[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279656" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]PUSH PUSH[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279655" align="aligncenter" width="1087"]Low Bros Low Bros[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_279675" align="aligncenter" width="612"]Aaron De La Cruz Aaron De La Cruz[/caption]]]>
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Upcoming: Sea Walls / Murals for Oceans Festival (Mexico) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/upcoming-sea-walls-murals-for-oceans-festival-mexico/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/upcoming-sea-walls-murals-for-oceans-festival-mexico/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:57:21 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=279629 pangeaseed2

From July 17 - 26, the island of Cozumel in Mexico will be hosting annual summer mural festival, Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans. For the second year in a row, Pangeaseed.org in collaboration with 1xRUN, Tony Delfino, and World Art Destinations, is organizing this unique event aimed to educate and inspire individuals and communities to protect the planet's most important ecosystem - the ocean. The main concept behind their efforts is to save our seas via public art and activism (ARTivism), which includes beautifying the chosen area as well as hosting educational workshops with the local community. These workshops will teach local youth about critical marine environmental issues affecting their home island, and what they can do to help. The highlight of the event is mural painting which will involve 30 world-renowned contemporary artists from across the globe, collaborating to bring vital ocean environmental issues into the spotlight through their work. This years edition will feature new work by Aaron Glasson (New Zealand), Amanda Lynn (USA) Bicicleta Sem Freio (Brazil), Caratoes (Hong Kong), Celeste Byers (USA), Christopher Konecki (USA), Cryptik (USA), Curiot (Mexico), CYH Jayson (Taiwan), Dherzu Uzala (Mexico), Ever (Dominican Republic), Faith47 (South Africa), Fintan Magee (Australia), Hueman (USA), Jack Fox (South Africa), Jason Botkin (Canada), JAZ (Argentina), Jesús Benítez (Mexico), Kai‘ili Kaulukukui (USA), Lauren YS (USA), Liz Rashell (Mexico), Meggs (Australia), Naturel (USA), NEWS (Mexico), Paola Delfín (Mexico), Phlegm (UK), Seher One (Mexico), Tatiana Suarez (USA), Tristan Eaton (USA), Zio Ziegler (USA), and more.]]>
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From July 17 - 26, the island of Cozumel in Mexico will be hosting annual summer mural festival, Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans. For the second year in a row, Pangeaseed.org in collaboration with 1xRUN, Tony Delfino, and World Art Destinations, is organizing this unique event aimed to educate and inspire individuals and communities to protect the planet's most important ecosystem - the ocean. The main concept behind their efforts is to save our seas via public art and activism (ARTivism), which includes beautifying the chosen area as well as hosting educational workshops with the local community. These workshops will teach local youth about critical marine environmental issues affecting their home island, and what they can do to help. The highlight of the event is mural painting which will involve 30 world-renowned contemporary artists from across the globe, collaborating to bring vital ocean environmental issues into the spotlight through their work. This years edition will feature new work by Aaron Glasson (New Zealand), Amanda Lynn (USA) Bicicleta Sem Freio (Brazil), Caratoes (Hong Kong), Celeste Byers (USA), Christopher Konecki (USA), Cryptik (USA), Curiot (Mexico), CYH Jayson (Taiwan), Dherzu Uzala (Mexico), Ever (Dominican Republic), Faith47 (South Africa), Fintan Magee (Australia), Hueman (USA), Jack Fox (South Africa), Jason Botkin (Canada), JAZ (Argentina), Jesús Benítez (Mexico), Kai‘ili Kaulukukui (USA), Lauren YS (USA), Liz Rashell (Mexico), Meggs (Australia), Naturel (USA), NEWS (Mexico), Paola Delfín (Mexico), Phlegm (UK), Seher One (Mexico), Tatiana Suarez (USA), Tristan Eaton (USA), Zio Ziegler (USA), and more.]]>
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Streets: Pejac (Tokyo) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/streets-pejac-tokyo/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/streets-pejac-tokyo/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:28:05 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=279618 xEveryone is an Artist3

After stopping in Hong Kong (covered) and Seoul (covered), Pejac finished his Asian tour with the most anticipated part of his trip - Tokyo. In his previous works, the Spanish artist has often used elements from Japanese culture, so it was very interesting to see how the land of the cherry blossom, samurais, etc will inspire him. While mostly focusing on paying respect to their tradition and rich culture, some of the works he created pointed out some negative aspects of modern Japan. During his stay in the Japanese capital, Pejac recreated his Seppuku image which was originally a canvas painting that turned into his first limited edition release. Painted in the dark back alley of the bustling city, the image looks like a warning on the influence of modern Japan on its tradition. Speaking of tradition, his piece Guliver used the ancient art of Bonsai as a key element. Inspired by the incredible dwarfed trees, he created a piece showing a silhouette of a boy watering a tiny tree with a flock of tiny birds fleeing from it. Fin Soup was probably the most provocative and daring piece created on this stop. This sculptural installation in crowded Shibuya consisted of shark fins emerging from the sidewalk with obvious human bites on each of them. Commenting on excessive fishing and especially shark fishing, the piece surely generated a lot of attention from by-passers. Finally, the most popular piece from this section of his trip was arguably Everyone is an Artist, a witty brush piece showing a cleaning lady pouring out a bucket of water and forming the iconic Great Wave by Hokusai. Through this image, he wanted to show his appreciation to the women around the world and all the "little wonders" they create on a daily basis. Discuss Pejac here.]]>
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After stopping in Hong Kong (covered) and Seoul (covered), Pejac finished his Asian tour with the most anticipated part of his trip - Tokyo. In his previous works, the Spanish artist has often used elements from Japanese culture, so it was very interesting to see how the land of the cherry blossom, samurais, etc will inspire him. While mostly focusing on paying respect to their tradition and rich culture, some of the works he created pointed out some negative aspects of modern Japan. During his stay in the Japanese capital, Pejac recreated his Seppuku image which was originally a canvas painting that turned into his first limited edition release. Painted in the dark back alley of the bustling city, the image looks like a warning on the influence of modern Japan on its tradition. Speaking of tradition, his piece Guliver used the ancient art of Bonsai as a key element. Inspired by the incredible dwarfed trees, he created a piece showing a silhouette of a boy watering a tiny tree with a flock of tiny birds fleeing from it. Fin Soup was probably the most provocative and daring piece created on this stop. This sculptural installation in crowded Shibuya consisted of shark fins emerging from the sidewalk with obvious human bites on each of them. Commenting on excessive fishing and especially shark fishing, the piece surely generated a lot of attention from by-passers. Finally, the most popular piece from this section of his trip was arguably Everyone is an Artist, a witty brush piece showing a cleaning lady pouring out a bucket of water and forming the iconic Great Wave by Hokusai. Through this image, he wanted to show his appreciation to the women around the world and all the "little wonders" they create on a daily basis. Discuss Pejac here.]]>
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Showing: Jan Kalab – “Extra” @ Villa Pelle http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/showing-jan-kalab-extra-villa-pelle/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/showing-jan-kalab-extra-villa-pelle/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:33:54 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=279549 jan_kalab08

On the 29th of June, Jan Kalab (featured) opened his ninth solo show at the Villa Pelle in Prague, showing pieces created exclusively for this event. After introducing his art at fairs worldwide, this was an opportunity to put his work on display in his homeland. The Czech artist uses a lot of geometry elements and pure, bright colors in creating his pieces, which often blur the distinction between art and design. His minimalist visual language has been affected by his graffiti work, when minimalism was a necessity. That combined with the study at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, resulted in geo-based works that play with the idea of the organic and artificial. Along with large scale paintings that are deal with the idea of the circle as a perfect but complex shape, he also created a sculptural piece titled Comsos. In the same way his paintings have a sense of depth and layering, he managed to achieve a similar effect with this interesting 3D object. While very broad in the color palette he is using, Kalab's imagery or the shapes he is working with have been undergoing a certain minimization. Painting on both square and custom shaped round canvases, the works are a certain tribute to the circle as the main and basic shape. Extra will stay on view at this unique location until the 6th September so make sure you check it out if visiting Czech capital this summer.]]>
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On the 29th of June, Jan Kalab (featured) opened his ninth solo show at the Villa Pelle in Prague, showing pieces created exclusively for this event. After introducing his art at fairs worldwide, this was an opportunity to put his work on display in his homeland. The Czech artist uses a lot of geometry elements and pure, bright colors in creating his pieces, which often blur the distinction between art and design. His minimalist visual language has been affected by his graffiti work, when minimalism was a necessity. That combined with the study at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, resulted in geo-based works that play with the idea of the organic and artificial. Along with large scale paintings that are deal with the idea of the circle as a perfect but complex shape, he also created a sculptural piece titled Comsos. In the same way his paintings have a sense of depth and layering, he managed to achieve a similar effect with this interesting 3D object. While very broad in the color palette he is using, Kalab's imagery or the shapes he is working with have been undergoing a certain minimization. Painting on both square and custom shaped round canvases, the works are a certain tribute to the circle as the main and basic shape. Extra will stay on view at this unique location until the 6th September so make sure you check it out if visiting Czech capital this summer.]]>
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Streets: Urban Nation / Project M/8 – (Part II) – Maya Hayuk http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/streets-urban-nation-project-m8-part-ii-maya-hayuk/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/07/streets-urban-nation-project-m8-part-ii-maya-hayuk/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:27:36 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=279359 BiFuUOJ_TR26nW0B1Ylulph2dPmPL8YyDd2viow-Jp8

After sharing the first set of photos from Urban Nation for the 8th phase (curated by StolenSpace) of their public arts program featuring Shepard Fairey, D*Face, Cyrcle., and Word To Mother painting four columns of a building, we now turn our attention to Maya Hayuk. For her part, the American artist worked amongst other murals painted before for the project, leaving her signature nterlocked stripes of color for her fans in Berlin to enjoy. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Maya Hayuk here.]]>
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After sharing the first set of photos from Urban Nation for the 8th phase (curated by StolenSpace) of their public arts program featuring Shepard Fairey, D*Face, Cyrcle., and Word To Mother painting four columns of a building, we now turn our attention to Maya Hayuk. For her part, the American artist worked amongst other murals painted before for the project, leaving her signature nterlocked stripes of color for her fans in Berlin to enjoy. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Maya Hayuk here.]]>
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