Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:36:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Streets: SatOne x Roid x Wow123 (Germany) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/streets-satone-x-roid-x-wow123-germany/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/streets-satone-x-roid-x-wow123-germany/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:54:39 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=269645 e-1024x899

Toward the end of last year, artists SatOne, Roid and Wow123 come together to work on a epic wall in Bremen, Germany. Entitled World Made of Plastic, the mural was painted as part of “A Dream – Mural Art Project” in Lüssumer Heide 36, Bremen Nord - blending their styles together nicely. Take a look at more photos below... Photo credit: Axel Stock / Graffuturism. Discuss SatOne here. Discuss Roid here.]]>
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Toward the end of last year, artists SatOne, Roid and Wow123 come together to work on a epic wall in Bremen, Germany. Entitled World Made of Plastic, the mural was painted as part of “A Dream – Mural Art Project” in Lüssumer Heide 36, Bremen Nord - blending their styles together nicely. Take a look at more photos below... Photo credit: Axel Stock / Graffuturism. Discuss SatOne here. Discuss Roid here.]]>
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Upcoming: Antony Micallef – “Self” @ Lazarides Rathbone http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/upcoming-antony-micallef-self-lazarides-rathbone/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/upcoming-antony-micallef-self-lazarides-rathbone/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:34:22 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=269635 Self

On February 13th (private view on the 12th), the postponed show that we mentioned last year from Antony Micallef will open at Lazarides Rathbone. Now entitled Self, the exhibition will be the first from talented painter with the London showspace since 2012. The new body of work turns his artistic focus on himself with a series of self portraits, something he has done for the last 20 years but it seems never so visceral and honest. Micallef further states - "I'm trying to create a sensual body that emanates a soul or some kind of embodiment of human emotion. I want to say it all with the actual medium this time without illustrating it. I wanted the luscious density of the paint itself to describe the feeling without narrating it." Photos courtesy of the artist and gallery. Discuss Antony Micallef here.]]>
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On February 13th (private view on the 12th), the postponed show that we mentioned last year from Antony Micallef will open at Lazarides Rathbone. Now entitled Self, the exhibition will be the first from talented painter with the London showspace since 2012. The new body of work turns his artistic focus on himself with a series of self portraits, something he has done for the last 20 years but it seems never so visceral and honest. Micallef further states - "I'm trying to create a sensual body that emanates a soul or some kind of embodiment of human emotion. I want to say it all with the actual medium this time without illustrating it. I wanted the luscious density of the paint itself to describe the feeling without narrating it." Photos courtesy of the artist and gallery. Discuss Antony Micallef here.]]>
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Previews: Os Gemeos @ Museu Casa do Pontal http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/previews-os-gemeos-museu-casa-do-pontal/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/previews-os-gemeos-museu-casa-do-pontal/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:37:40 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=269626 image

On Saturday, the 31st of January, Museu Casa do Pontal will be inaugurating new work by Brazilian artists Os Gemeos. Created exclusively for this institution, the twins' first permanent installation will be entitled The Bunker. The activities will begin in the afternoon at the Municipal Theatre, in Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, with an open conversation with artists Gustavo & Otavio Pandolfo, mediated by curators Paul Portela and Angela Mascelani, followed by the installation reveal and a live concert by Siba. The work created for the museum is focused on honoring Brazilian folk art and the duo chose the symbolism of a bunker because it "preserves, guards, protects and serves as a temple to reflections." The institution wanted to show "the transformative role of art, its ability to change ways of seeing and to anticipate issues" with this installation, and the work by Os Gemeos will be a perfect example of folk art translating to urban settings and the other way around. Photo credit: Heloisa Tolipan Discuss Os Gemeos here.]]>
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On Saturday, the 31st of January, Museu Casa do Pontal will be inaugurating new work by Brazilian artists Os Gemeos. Created exclusively for this institution, the twins' first permanent installation will be entitled The Bunker. The activities will begin in the afternoon at the Municipal Theatre, in Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, with an open conversation with artists Gustavo & Otavio Pandolfo, mediated by curators Paul Portela and Angela Mascelani, followed by the installation reveal and a live concert by Siba. The work created for the museum is focused on honoring Brazilian folk art and the duo chose the symbolism of a bunker because it "preserves, guards, protects and serves as a temple to reflections." The institution wanted to show "the transformative role of art, its ability to change ways of seeing and to anticipate issues" with this installation, and the work by Os Gemeos will be a perfect example of folk art translating to urban settings and the other way around. Photo credit: Heloisa Tolipan Discuss Os Gemeos here.]]>
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Previews: Dave Kinsey – “Ashes To Ashes” @ Die Kunstagentin http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/previews-dave-kinsey-ashes-to-ashes-die-kunstagentin/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/previews-dave-kinsey-ashes-to-ashes-die-kunstagentin/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:34:09 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=269591 dave_kinsey3

Die Kunstagentin in Cologne, Germany will be opening a solo by Dave Kinsey on the 5th of February.. Titled Ashes To Ashes, the exhibition continues the body of work which was recently presented at the Cushion of Memory show (covered) in Detroit and expresses "the personal impacts of his surroundings and his examination of the relationship between human and nature." With his new paintings, the former designer artist is taking an abstract direction, while still preferring figurative works. Living in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains obviously influenced his work that is now looking like it's created of natural elements. Staying true to his signature colors and earth tones with turquoise, red and brown dominating, the new pieces feature totem-like creatures built out of what looks like found wood, rocks, and branches. Painted using acrylic, spray paint, and collage, the new works feel liberated of strict forms, which results in some of his most exceptional and personal work ever created. Discuss Dave Kinsey here.]]>
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Die Kunstagentin in Cologne, Germany will be opening a solo by Dave Kinsey on the 5th of February.. Titled Ashes To Ashes, the exhibition continues the body of work which was recently presented at the Cushion of Memory show (covered) in Detroit and expresses "the personal impacts of his surroundings and his examination of the relationship between human and nature." With his new paintings, the former designer artist is taking an abstract direction, while still preferring figurative works. Living in the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains obviously influenced his work that is now looking like it's created of natural elements. Staying true to his signature colors and earth tones with turquoise, red and brown dominating, the new pieces feature totem-like creatures built out of what looks like found wood, rocks, and branches. Painted using acrylic, spray paint, and collage, the new works feel liberated of strict forms, which results in some of his most exceptional and personal work ever created. Discuss Dave Kinsey here.]]>
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Previews: Ekundayo – “Collective Reflections” @ Thinkspace Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/previews-ekundayo-collective-reflections-thinkspace-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/previews-ekundayo-collective-reflections-thinkspace-gallery/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:40:29 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=269604 from-embers_18x24_mixed-media-on-panel-1

This Saturday night, January 31st, Ekundayo (interviewed) returns to Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles for another showing (see 2008, 2010, 2013). Entitled Collective Reflections, the new work body of work draws from his Hawaiian roots and features the beautifully grotesque imagery that he is known for. He explains the new work thusly - "The theme of the show deals with the connections that people have with each-other, the world we live in and our quest for understanding who we are. The central inspiration for this latest series of work comes from the concept of "Mana" which the ancient Hawaiians believed was an extraordinary universal power that radiates though all living things for man to harness for his own use. The aspect of this idea that fascinates me most is that the ancients believed our thoughts can contain transformative powers in our lives when we choose to connect to this higher power that is all around us. There are moments in creating when time seems to disappear. I feel like I'm lost in another world, and this unexplainable feeling is what I believe to be that higher source the ancient Hawaiians meant when they spoke of Mana. This exhibition is my gift to that feeling I know we all connect to when reaching deep within ourselves." More preview images below... Discuss Ekundayo here. Discuss this show here.]]>
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This Saturday night, January 31st, Ekundayo (interviewed) returns to Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles for another showing (see 2008, 2010, 2013). Entitled Collective Reflections, the new work body of work draws from his Hawaiian roots and features the beautifully grotesque imagery that he is known for. He explains the new work thusly - "The theme of the show deals with the connections that people have with each-other, the world we live in and our quest for understanding who we are. The central inspiration for this latest series of work comes from the concept of "Mana" which the ancient Hawaiians believed was an extraordinary universal power that radiates though all living things for man to harness for his own use. The aspect of this idea that fascinates me most is that the ancients believed our thoughts can contain transformative powers in our lives when we choose to connect to this higher power that is all around us. There are moments in creating when time seems to disappear. I feel like I'm lost in another world, and this unexplainable feeling is what I believe to be that higher source the ancient Hawaiians meant when they spoke of Mana. This exhibition is my gift to that feeling I know we all connect to when reaching deep within ourselves." More preview images below... Discuss Ekundayo here. Discuss this show here.]]>
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Openings: Todd James – “Pump Pump” @ Alice Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/openings-todd-james-pump-pump-alice-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/openings-todd-james-pump-pump-alice-gallery/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:52:41 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=269530 Todd-James-Pump-Pump11

Almost exactly four years since his last solo at the Alice Gallery in Brussels, Todd James aka Reas, is back with his second show titled Pump Pump. Focused on his twisted vision of American hedonistic life style and values, the body of work includes large canvas pieces as well as series of smaller pieces on paper. While exploring the theme of American stereotypes, shown through the lives of curvy nude blondes, the NY-based artist mixes leisurely scenes with video game elements and heavy metal iconography. This unusual intermingling results in bizarre scenes with fantasy and mythical creatures posing around blonde pinups relaxing with their feline friends. By mixing aggression, weapons and blood with curvy female subjects, comfy armchairs, poolsides and coffee breaks, James creates a unique visual language that balances between relaxing and almost disturbing. The show opened on the 22nd of January and will stay on view until the 28th of February. Photo credit: Emporium's. Discuss Todd James here.]]>
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Almost exactly four years since his last solo at the Alice Gallery in Brussels, Todd James aka Reas, is back with his second show titled Pump Pump. Focused on his twisted vision of American hedonistic life style and values, the body of work includes large canvas pieces as well as series of smaller pieces on paper. While exploring the theme of American stereotypes, shown through the lives of curvy nude blondes, the NY-based artist mixes leisurely scenes with video game elements and heavy metal iconography. This unusual intermingling results in bizarre scenes with fantasy and mythical creatures posing around blonde pinups relaxing with their feline friends. By mixing aggression, weapons and blood with curvy female subjects, comfy armchairs, poolsides and coffee breaks, James creates a unique visual language that balances between relaxing and almost disturbing. The show opened on the 22nd of January and will stay on view until the 28th of February. Photo credit: Emporium's. Discuss Todd James here.]]>
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Dan May New Paintings And Prints http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/dan-may-new-paintings-and-prints/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/dan-may-new-paintings-and-prints/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:56:15 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=269582 10948276_407877179390674_485264822_n

Today at noon (Eastern time), Dan May (interviewed) will be releasing some new prints online on his webstore. The limited editions are priced affordably, but for those interested, you can also email him - danmayinfo (at) gmail.com - about buying the original paintings that the images are taken from. As usual, the new work features his whimsical creatures, rendered beautifully utilizing a vivid palette. Discuss Dan May here.]]>
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Today at noon (Eastern time), Dan May (interviewed) will be releasing some new prints online on his webstore. The limited editions are priced affordably, but for those interested, you can also email him - danmayinfo (at) gmail.com - about buying the original paintings that the images are taken from. As usual, the new work features his whimsical creatures, rendered beautifully utilizing a vivid palette. Discuss Dan May here.]]>
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Streets: Paul Wackers (New York) http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/streets-paul-wackers-new-york/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/streets-paul-wackers-new-york/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:52:09 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=269564 16187836660_efa4cfb516_k

For those passing through SoHo in New York, a pretty sweet wall at the James Hotel from Paul Wackers may make it worth your while to stop for a look. Featuring the locally-based artist's modern take on still life imagery, the wall on the hotel's Sixth Avenue facade is the first new phase of their #jamespublicart initiative. Wackers further explains - "I wanted to work with the shape of the wall to create a narrative within the piece itself—the same way I would over many pieces within a solo show of my paintings. I was able to create a story with this piece by using compositional elements and recurring motifs: a cabinet with familiar but intangible objects, plants, pots and vaguely historical imagery. It incorporates many of the objects and shapes which I see as characters that can interact in different ways through use of color, line and juxtaposition. This installation depicts the version of a passage of time. The first object has a sense of potential energy and growth. As you make your way through the mural, you see a human manipulation of this energy in conflict and in conjunction with the natural, and end with the hopeful balance of the two." Photo credit: Colossal Media. Discuss Paul Wackers here.]]>
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For those passing through SoHo in New York, a pretty sweet wall at the James Hotel from Paul Wackers may make it worth your while to stop for a look. Featuring the locally-based artist's modern take on still life imagery, the wall on the hotel's Sixth Avenue facade is the first new phase of their #jamespublicart initiative. Wackers further explains - "I wanted to work with the shape of the wall to create a narrative within the piece itself—the same way I would over many pieces within a solo show of my paintings. I was able to create a story with this piece by using compositional elements and recurring motifs: a cabinet with familiar but intangible objects, plants, pots and vaguely historical imagery. It incorporates many of the objects and shapes which I see as characters that can interact in different ways through use of color, line and juxtaposition. This installation depicts the version of a passage of time. The first object has a sense of potential energy and growth. As you make your way through the mural, you see a human manipulation of this energy in conflict and in conjunction with the natural, and end with the hopeful balance of the two." Photo credit: Colossal Media. Discuss Paul Wackers here.]]>
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Videos: Gary Baseman x Coach http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/videos-gary-baseman-x-coach/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2015/01/videos-gary-baseman-x-coach/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:17:27 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=269463 Screen Shot 2015-01-28 at 9.13.12 PM

If you remember, we shared with you a look back in September at Gary Baseman's (interviewed) exciting new collaboration from Coach featuring his distinctive imagery. Along with news of his Secret Society showing at Collette (through the 31st), with a special window and imagery dedicated to the new line with Coach, the spring campaign video has also been released. Take a look below... Discuss Gary Baseman here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbEQ_JBTQXk]]>
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If you remember, we shared with you a look back in September at Gary Baseman's (interviewed) exciting new collaboration from Coach featuring his distinctive imagery. Along with news of his Secret Society showing at Collette (through the 31st), with a special window and imagery dedicated to the new line with Coach, the spring campaign video has also been released. Take a look below... Discuss Gary Baseman here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbEQ_JBTQXk]]>
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