Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:55:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Openings: KAWS @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/openings-kaws-yorkshire-sculpture-park/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/openings-kaws-yorkshire-sculpture-park/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:55:07 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=294213 kaws_ysp16

As we previously mentioned, KAWS is currently in UK where he is officially opening his first UK museum exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the 6th of February. The show was revealed for selected museum members and fans of NY-based artist on the 5th of February, and we just received these exclusive preview images from the event, shot by WillNYC. With the focus of the show being on his sculptural work, a direction of his oeuvre that began with the release of his first vinyl toy back in 1999 in Japan, the installation include different variations of his signature Companion, Accomplice, Chum, Bendy or Warm Regards characters. From over sized version of these iconic figures previously introduced at different shows, to monumental wooden versions installed around the 250 acres of museum park, the show presents the full power of KAWS' trademark references to cartoons and brand mascots. Along with the sculptural work, the show also includes a never before seen large canvases from the Survival Machine series, as well as the Up and Downs series that was released as a limited edition print set back in 2013, plus several other signature pieces. Photo credit: WillNYC Discuss KAWS here.]]>
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As we previously mentioned, KAWS is currently in UK where he is officially opening his first UK museum exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the 6th of February. The show was revealed for selected museum members and fans of NY-based artist on the 5th of February, and we just received these exclusive preview images from the event, shot by WillNYC. With the focus of the show being on his sculptural work, a direction of his oeuvre that began with the release of his first vinyl toy back in 1999 in Japan, the installation include different variations of his signature Companion, Accomplice, Chum, Bendy or Warm Regards characters. From over sized version of these iconic figures previously introduced at different shows, to monumental wooden versions installed around the 250 acres of museum park, the show presents the full power of KAWS' trademark references to cartoons and brand mascots. Along with the sculptural work, the show also includes a never before seen large canvases from the Survival Machine series, as well as the Up and Downs series that was released as a limited edition print set back in 2013, plus several other signature pieces. Photo credit: WillNYC Discuss KAWS here.]]>
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Openings: Linnea Strid – “Love Me When I’m Gone” @ Thinkspace Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/openings-linnea-strid-love-me-when-im-gone-thinkspace-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/openings-linnea-strid-love-me-when-im-gone-thinkspace-gallery/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:03:01 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=294144 1mFeIkQnfK2dlZjwYRyclj9CLjUhPPQ28IOywzEBxjw

Last month, the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City kicked off the new art year with Linnea Strid as one of the featured artists. Love Me When I’m Gone filled the project room space with the Swedish artist's hyperrealistic paintings, portraiture accented by the subjects interaction with water whether that be submerged or enjoying a shower. Take a look at more photos below... Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss this show here. Discuss Linnea Strid here.]]>
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Last month, the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City kicked off the new art year with Linnea Strid as one of the featured artists. Love Me When I’m Gone filled the project room space with the Swedish artist's hyperrealistic paintings, portraiture accented by the subjects interaction with water whether that be submerged or enjoying a shower. Take a look at more photos below... Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss this show here. Discuss Linnea Strid here.]]>
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Ai Weiwei Poses As Drowned Syrian Child Alan Kurdi http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/ai-weiwei-poses-as-drowned-syrian-child-alan-kurdi/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/ai-weiwei-poses-as-drowned-syrian-child-alan-kurdi/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:35:39 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=294135 160201161327-ai-weiwei-alan-kurdi-super-169

The disturbing photo of the Syrian child Alan Kurdi laying drowned on the beach has become an a rallying point for those concerned about the refugee crisis. Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei recently posed as the boy for a photograph shot by Rohit Chawla for an upcoming issue of one of India's largest news publications - India Today. AWW has spent much time visiting the refugee camps and has been bringing attention to the situation in many other ways including recently canceling an exhibition in Copenhagen after the Danish government passed a law allowing them to seize valuables form asylum seekers. He further explains the photo which was unveiled at last weekend's India Art Fair - "You see so many children come off these boats. They are like angels -- they are the most vulnerable. You can see the world has put them in extreme, hopeless conditions. There are two worlds -- a world of adults and a world of babies, and they are not connected. That feeling happened in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. When I stood on the earthquake gravel. Under my feet, there were hundreds, thousands of young students [buried beneath] those 'tofu' buildings. Buildings were nicknamed 'tofu' structures in Mandarin, for their low quality, shoddy nature. I was standing there and I could feel my body shaking with the wind -- you feel death in the wind. You are taken by some kind of emotions that you can only have when you are there. So for me to be in the same position [as Kurdi], is to suggest our condition can be so far from human concerns in today's politics." Photo credit: Rohit Chawla / India Today (via CNN). Discuss Ai Weiwei here.]]>
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The disturbing photo of the Syrian child Alan Kurdi laying drowned on the beach has become an a rallying point for those concerned about the refugee crisis. Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei recently posed as the boy for a photograph shot by Rohit Chawla for an upcoming issue of one of India's largest news publications - India Today. AWW has spent much time visiting the refugee camps and has been bringing attention to the situation in many other ways including recently canceling an exhibition in Copenhagen after the Danish government passed a law allowing them to seize valuables form asylum seekers. He further explains the photo which was unveiled at last weekend's India Art Fair - "You see so many children come off these boats. They are like angels -- they are the most vulnerable. You can see the world has put them in extreme, hopeless conditions. There are two worlds -- a world of adults and a world of babies, and they are not connected. That feeling happened in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. When I stood on the earthquake gravel. Under my feet, there were hundreds, thousands of young students [buried beneath] those 'tofu' buildings. Buildings were nicknamed 'tofu' structures in Mandarin, for their low quality, shoddy nature. I was standing there and I could feel my body shaking with the wind -- you feel death in the wind. You are taken by some kind of emotions that you can only have when you are there. So for me to be in the same position [as Kurdi], is to suggest our condition can be so far from human concerns in today's politics." Photo credit: Rohit Chawla / India Today (via CNN). Discuss Ai Weiwei here.]]>
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Releases: Nychos Ultimate Ears Artist Edition Speaker http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/releases-nychos-ultimate-ears-artist-edition-speaker-3/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/releases-nychos-ultimate-ears-artist-edition-speaker-3/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 21:44:53 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=294057 NYCHOS Ultimate Ears Artist Edition Speaker-1-4

Ultimate Ears has collaborated with Nychos on a very recently released (in the US and Europe) artist edition UE Boom2 mobile speaker. Titled Rabbit Eye Movement, after the artist's art space in Vienna, the limited edition product is covered in the artist's signature illustrations on the acoustic skin and instantly brings added style to your music listening enjoyment. The portable speaker sounds great, with good amplification and deep bass - just like what you would expect from the Ultimate Ears brand. It has a 15-hour battery life and connects via Bluetooth. This $199.99 artist edition is a pretty solid deal considering you are getting a limited edition high technology Nychos item that will provide you with superior sound anywhere you go. Discuss Nychos here.]]>
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Ultimate Ears has collaborated with Nychos on a very recently released (in the US and Europe) artist edition UE Boom2 mobile speaker. Titled Rabbit Eye Movement, after the artist's art space in Vienna, the limited edition product is covered in the artist's signature illustrations on the acoustic skin and instantly brings added style to your music listening enjoyment. The portable speaker sounds great, with good amplification and deep bass - just like what you would expect from the Ultimate Ears brand. It has a 15-hour battery life and connects via Bluetooth. This $199.99 artist edition is a pretty solid deal considering you are getting a limited edition high technology Nychos item that will provide you with superior sound anywhere you go. Discuss Nychos here.]]>
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Openings: Hajime Sorayama @ NANZUKA Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/openings-hajime-sorayama-nanzuka-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/openings-hajime-sorayama-nanzuka-gallery/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:53:46 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=294005 rsz_dscf1770

Last weekend in Tokyo, renowned creator of the "sexy robot" Hajime Sorayama opened a solo show at NANZUKA Gallery. Along with a couple sculptural representations of his erotic automatons, the Japanese artist also introduced a new series of works inspired by Marilyn Monroe and her famous quote - "An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine." Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below... Artwork: ©Hajime Sorayama (courtesy of NANZUKA). Photo credit: Intelligence & NANZUKA (installation shots). Discuss Hajime Sorayama here.]]>
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Last weekend in Tokyo, renowned creator of the "sexy robot" Hajime Sorayama opened a solo show at NANZUKA Gallery. Along with a couple sculptural representations of his erotic automatons, the Japanese artist also introduced a new series of works inspired by Marilyn Monroe and her famous quote - "An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine." Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below... Artwork: ©Hajime Sorayama (courtesy of NANZUKA). Photo credit: Intelligence & NANZUKA (installation shots). Discuss Hajime Sorayama here.]]>
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Upcoming: Cleon Peterson – “The Judgement” @ PLUS ONE http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/upcoming-cleon-peterson-the-judgement-plus-one/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/upcoming-cleon-peterson-the-judgement-plus-one/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:30:04 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=294080 CP_front

Tonight in Antwerp, Cleon Peterson will be presenting a new exhibition at PLUS ONE entitled The Judgement. The showing will feature, for the first time in Europe, a large scale sculpture from the provocative American artist - a three dimensional representation of the chaotic and brutal imagery seen in his work. Curated by Case Studyo, who have collaborated with him on sculptures and editions in the past, the solo show will also feature his violent paintings filled with clashing figures, tormentors and victims, made all the more stark with Peterson's penchant for utilizing a monochromatic palette. He further explains - "These new paintings are about the violence we’re living with today, a violence that’s become the new norm. The new era of religious and ideological warfare brought on by otherness, powerlessness within the individual and the desire to have meaning in life. This is a conversation about people with a thirst for revenge striving for power. In the end whoever has the power will make the world in his or her own likeness." Discuss Cleon Peterson here.]]>
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Tonight in Antwerp, Cleon Peterson will be presenting a new exhibition at PLUS ONE entitled The Judgement. The showing will feature, for the first time in Europe, a large scale sculpture from the provocative American artist - a three dimensional representation of the chaotic and brutal imagery seen in his work. Curated by Case Studyo, who have collaborated with him on sculptures and editions in the past, the solo show will also feature his violent paintings filled with clashing figures, tormentors and victims, made all the more stark with Peterson's penchant for utilizing a monochromatic palette. He further explains - "These new paintings are about the violence we’re living with today, a violence that’s become the new norm. The new era of religious and ideological warfare brought on by otherness, powerlessness within the individual and the desire to have meaning in life. This is a conversation about people with a thirst for revenge striving for power. In the end whoever has the power will make the world in his or her own likeness." Discuss Cleon Peterson here.]]>
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Upcoming: Rime – “Conclusions” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/upcoming-rime-conclusions-jonathan-levine-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/upcoming-rime-conclusions-jonathan-levine-gallery/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 05:15:53 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=294074 rime_msk_detail_painting

On February 20th, Rime (otherwise know as Jersey Joe) will be opening his debut show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery at their 529 West 20th Street location in New York. Conclusions will feature a future turn towards figurative abstraction from the MSK-affiliated graffiti artist making use of bold colors and energetic compositions. Take a look at the image above, a detailed crop of one of the works the Brooklyn-based writer will be putting on display at the Chelsea showspace and make plans to be at the opening (6-8 pm). Discuss Rime here.]]>
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On February 20th, Rime (otherwise know as Jersey Joe) will be opening his debut show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery at their 529 West 20th Street location in New York. Conclusions will feature a future turn towards figurative abstraction from the MSK-affiliated graffiti artist making use of bold colors and energetic compositions. Take a look at the image above, a detailed crop of one of the works the Brooklyn-based writer will be putting on display at the Chelsea showspace and make plans to be at the opening (6-8 pm). Discuss Rime here.]]>
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Previews: Jonathan Viner – “Strange Math” @ Roq La Rue http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/previews-jonathan-viner-strange-math-roq-la-rue/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/previews-jonathan-viner-strange-math-roq-la-rue/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:27:29 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=293772 theLordsMacrime48x60

Tomorrow night (February 4th), a new solo show will open at Roq La Rue from Jonathan Viner. Strange Math features eight new paintings from the Brooklyn-based artist that continues his nostalgic look back at his youth with his subjects dressed the part while utilizing an era-appropriate palette. His oil on canvas pieces which focus on the the stylish men and glamourous women of the time almost seem like snapshots from period movies with its cinematic compositions. Discuss Jonathan Viner here.]]>
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Tomorrow night (February 4th), a new solo show will open at Roq La Rue from Jonathan Viner. Strange Math features eight new paintings from the Brooklyn-based artist that continues his nostalgic look back at his youth with his subjects dressed the part while utilizing an era-appropriate palette. His oil on canvas pieces which focus on the the stylish men and glamourous women of the time almost seem like snapshots from period movies with its cinematic compositions. Discuss Jonathan Viner here.]]>
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Streets: Javier Calleja (Genalguacil, Spain) http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/streets-javier-calleja-genalguacil-spain/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2016/02/streets-javier-calleja-genalguacil-spain/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 02:17:31 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=293953 javi_calleja7

Genalguacil is a small town in southern Spain which has been involved in supporting and organizing art projects for the last 20 years. Slowly turning the town into an open space museum, the locals recently invited Javier Calleja from nearby Malaga to add his contribution to the collection. Inspired by the winding mountain roads between his hometown and the destination, the artist created this interesting sculptural installation titled Up, depicting a giant stubby pencil drawing a simple line on a white facade. This writing utensil is often used in his minimalist artwork and illustration, and in this context, the pencil is a symbol of the local artisans that work with wood in this part of Spain. With the help of these carpenters, Calleja created the piece using local cedar wood. The finished sculpture is weighs 80 kilos, measuring almost half meter and is suspended and leaning over the front of the tower of the Museum of Contemporary Art Fernando Centeno.]]>
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Genalguacil is a small town in southern Spain which has been involved in supporting and organizing art projects for the last 20 years. Slowly turning the town into an open space museum, the locals recently invited Javier Calleja from nearby Malaga to add his contribution to the collection. Inspired by the winding mountain roads between his hometown and the destination, the artist created this interesting sculptural installation titled Up, depicting a giant stubby pencil drawing a simple line on a white facade. This writing utensil is often used in his minimalist artwork and illustration, and in this context, the pencil is a symbol of the local artisans that work with wood in this part of Spain. With the help of these carpenters, Calleja created the piece using local cedar wood. The finished sculpture is weighs 80 kilos, measuring almost half meter and is suspended and leaning over the front of the tower of the Museum of Contemporary Art Fernando Centeno.]]>
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