Arrested Motion http://arrestedmotion.com "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion..." -Faulkner Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:00:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Overtime: Dec 15 – Dec 21 http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/overtime-dec-15-dec-21/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/overtime-dec-15-dec-21/#comments Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:00:13 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=267084 Feldman_Rey_Install(1)(web)

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Recap: Alexandros Vasmoulakis – “My eyes are seeing you” @ Amalias 36 http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/recap-alexandros-vasmoulakis-my-eyes-are-seeing-you-amalias-36/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/recap-alexandros-vasmoulakis-my-eyes-are-seeing-you-amalias-36/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:25:28 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=267472 MEASYentrance02

Recently in Athens, Alexandros Vasmoulakis held a brief popup showing at Amalias 36 entitled My eyes are seeing you. The sexually charged and promiscuous narrative from the Greek artist has an interesting setup with a sculptural installation that features male heads obsessively staring at the figures in the paintings and depending on your perspective, the attendees of the show themselves. Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below as well as the individual pieces here. Discuss Alexandros Vasmoulakis here.]]>
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Recently in Athens, Alexandros Vasmoulakis held a brief popup showing at Amalias 36 entitled My eyes are seeing you. The sexually charged and promiscuous narrative from the Greek artist has an interesting setup with a sculptural installation that features male heads obsessively staring at the figures in the paintings and depending on your perspective, the attendees of the show themselves. Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below as well as the individual pieces here. Discuss Alexandros Vasmoulakis here.]]>
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Showing: “Appropriate Disruption” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/showing-appropriate-disruption-jacob-lewis-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/showing-appropriate-disruption-jacob-lewis-gallery/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:15:38 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=267453 IMG_1419

On November 21, Appropriate Disruption opened at Jacob Lewis Gallery in New York. The show revolves around a theme of appropriation and features the intricate works of Rina Banerjee, Reza Farkhondeh, the always incredible How and Nosm, Austin Lee, Erik Parker, Emilio Perez and the infamous, Kenny Scharf (seen above). The works will be on view until Saturday, December 20 so if you hurry, you can still catch it.]]>
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On November 21, Appropriate Disruption opened at Jacob Lewis Gallery in New York. The show revolves around a theme of appropriation and features the intricate works of Rina Banerjee, Reza Farkhondeh, the always incredible How and Nosm, Austin Lee, Erik Parker, Emilio Perez and the infamous, Kenny Scharf (seen above). The works will be on view until Saturday, December 20 so if you hurry, you can still catch it.]]>
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Recap: Graphic Surgery – “Contra” @ Mini Galerie http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/recap-graphic-surgery-contra-mini-galerie/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/recap-graphic-surgery-contra-mini-galerie/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:23:04 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=267406 2014.11.14-CONTRA-Graphic-Surgery-Mini-Galerie-Amsterdam-NL_IMG_01041

Recently, Mini Galerie in Amsterdam put together a showing from Graphic Surgery with works staying true to their aesthetic of diagonal lines, geometric shapes and a mostly B&W color scheme. The locally-based duo (Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra) have certainly made their name on the streets with their recognizable murals but display their versatility with this exhibition entitled Contra. Take a look at more photos below as well as enjoy a video. Photo credit: Ralph Roelse (via Graffuturism). http://vimeo.com/110507395]]>
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Recently, Mini Galerie in Amsterdam put together a showing from Graphic Surgery with works staying true to their aesthetic of diagonal lines, geometric shapes and a mostly B&W color scheme. The locally-based duo (Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra) have certainly made their name on the streets with their recognizable murals but display their versatility with this exhibition entitled Contra. Take a look at more photos below as well as enjoy a video. Photo credit: Ralph Roelse (via Graffuturism). http://vimeo.com/110507395]]>
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Showing: Katrin Fridriks – “Stendhal Syndrome” @ Circle Culture Gallery http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/showing-katrin-fridriks-stendhal-syndrome-circle-culture-gallery/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/showing-katrin-fridriks-stendhal-syndrome-circle-culture-gallery/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:11:34 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=266919 fridriks_stendhal_syndrome_berlin_2014_13

Katrin Fridriks recently rounded up a successful year with an solo exhibition at Circle Culture in Berlin. Opened on the 21st of November, Stendhal Syndrome is the most challenging show that Icelandic abstract conceptual artist has put together to date. Showing mostly large works, dominated by five major installations measuring up to 5 m in length (Space Molecule Syndrome triptych), the exhibition is actually a preview of the big projects coming up for the artist in 2015. For example, the title piece of the show, Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome vs. Gene&Ethics - Master Prism, consisting of a custom made over sized magnifying glass and large canvas, will be presented at the Palazzo Bembo during the 56th Venice Biennale. The whole concept of the show is built around this outstanding installation which is meant to induce the Stendhal syndrome with the observer, by allowing him to explore almost indefinite macro effect of the painting. Another piece from the show, Riding Awareness - Noble Eye-Catcher, a large installation consisting of four pieces, will be part of the 2015 program of the Reykjavik Art Museum. Titled Just painted (Contemporary Painting In Iceland), the exhibition will start on the 28th of March at Kjarvalsstadir - Reykjavik and will include works of major Icelandic contemporary artists. Another detail of this show is that it includes only two color works while the rest of them are monochromatic, including Fridriks' first B&W piece from the Riding Awareness series, Icelandic Skywalk. The show will stay on view all the way until February 14th, just before the opening of Venice Biennale. The significance of this exhibition is accented with Fridriks' first comprehensive monograph being released through Skira Publishing. This publication will be a journey into the artist's universe, offering the possibility of tracing 13 years of creation & evolution of her distinctive style and technique, with a large focus on these works presented at gallery. The book release is scheduled for May 2015 in Europe, and fall 2015 in US and the rest of the world. Photo credit: Cedric Pierre. Discuss Katrin Fridriks here.]]>
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Katrin Fridriks recently rounded up a successful year with an solo exhibition at Circle Culture in Berlin. Opened on the 21st of November, Stendhal Syndrome is the most challenging show that Icelandic abstract conceptual artist has put together to date. Showing mostly large works, dominated by five major installations measuring up to 5 m in length (Space Molecule Syndrome triptych), the exhibition is actually a preview of the big projects coming up for the artist in 2015. For example, the title piece of the show, Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome vs. Gene&Ethics - Master Prism, consisting of a custom made over sized magnifying glass and large canvas, will be presented at the Palazzo Bembo during the 56th Venice Biennale. The whole concept of the show is built around this outstanding installation which is meant to induce the Stendhal syndrome with the observer, by allowing him to explore almost indefinite macro effect of the painting. Another piece from the show, Riding Awareness - Noble Eye-Catcher, a large installation consisting of four pieces, will be part of the 2015 program of the Reykjavik Art Museum. Titled Just painted (Contemporary Painting In Iceland), the exhibition will start on the 28th of March at Kjarvalsstadir - Reykjavik and will include works of major Icelandic contemporary artists. Another detail of this show is that it includes only two color works while the rest of them are monochromatic, including Fridriks' first B&W piece from the Riding Awareness series, Icelandic Skywalk. The show will stay on view all the way until February 14th, just before the opening of Venice Biennale. The significance of this exhibition is accented with Fridriks' first comprehensive monograph being released through Skira Publishing. This publication will be a journey into the artist's universe, offering the possibility of tracing 13 years of creation & evolution of her distinctive style and technique, with a large focus on these works presented at gallery. The book release is scheduled for May 2015 in Europe, and fall 2015 in US and the rest of the world. Photo credit: Cedric Pierre. Discuss Katrin Fridriks here.]]>
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Releases: Conor Harrington – “Samson’s Nostalgia Trap” Print http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/releases-conor-harrington-samsons-nostalgia-trap-print/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/releases-conor-harrington-samsons-nostalgia-trap-print/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:03:17 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=267397 Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 9.51.45 PM

Following up on the amazing new imagery revealed in a recent popup show in New York (covered), Conor Harrington (interviewed) will be releasing the Samson's Nostalgia Trap print soon. Sized at 74 cm x 100 cm with a total edition of 200, it will come signed & numbered and cost £250 (inc VAT). Fans will be able to purchase it only in-store starting midday on Friday, the 19th of December at Lazarides Editions at Mondrian London. Discuss Conor Harrington here.]]>
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Following up on the amazing new imagery revealed in a recent popup show in New York (covered), Conor Harrington (interviewed) will be releasing the Samson's Nostalgia Trap print soon. Sized at 74 cm x 100 cm with a total edition of 200, it will come signed & numbered and cost £250 (inc VAT). Fans will be able to purchase it only in-store starting midday on Friday, the 19th of December at Lazarides Editions at Mondrian London. Discuss Conor Harrington here.]]>
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Streets: Blu (Rome) http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/streets-blu-rome-3/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/streets-blu-rome-3/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:45:05 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=267384 ZCZ61bx

The one and only Blu recently finished this massive wraparound mural in Rome featuring multi-colored faces painted in his usual style. This new project has personal meaning for the Italian street savant as he has been living in and working from the building for about 2 years now, with the painting financed by other residents. It used to be an old military warehouse but has been occupied in recent years by people in need of housing and activists from the “coordinamento cittadino lotta per la casa." Take a closer look at more details of the imagery which was put up without official authorization in the photos below as well as on street view. Discuss Blu here.]]>
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The one and only Blu recently finished this massive wraparound mural in Rome featuring multi-colored faces painted in his usual style. This new project has personal meaning for the Italian street savant as he has been living in and working from the building for about 2 years now, with the painting financed by other residents. It used to be an old military warehouse but has been occupied in recent years by people in need of housing and activists from the “coordinamento cittadino lotta per la casa." Take a closer look at more details of the imagery which was put up without official authorization in the photos below as well as on street view. Discuss Blu here.]]>
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Releases: Luke Chueh – “Jack” Figure http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/releases-luke-chueh-jack-figure/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/releases-luke-chueh-jack-figure/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:23:58 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=267372 Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 7.04.15 PM

After the first appearance of Luke Chueh's (featured) sculptural version of his classic Jacked painting from 2005 at one of his shows in 2013 (covered), fans have been wondering when some limited edition iterations would be released. Well, the time is now with preorders open for Jack, a 22 x 13" cast resin figure in beautiful gloss white with silver chrome antlers. Produced in a run of 10 and priced at $2000 from Pretty in Plastic, it is now available here for collectors who are interested. Discuss Luke Chueh here.]]>
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After the first appearance of Luke Chueh's (featured) sculptural version of his classic Jacked painting from 2005 at one of his shows in 2013 (covered), fans have been wondering when some limited edition iterations would be released. Well, the time is now with preorders open for Jack, a 22 x 13" cast resin figure in beautiful gloss white with silver chrome antlers. Produced in a run of 10 and priced at $2000 from Pretty in Plastic, it is now available here for collectors who are interested. Discuss Luke Chueh here.]]>
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David Choe Paints Good Smile Company Factory http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/david-choe-paints-good-smile-company-factory/ http://arrestedmotion.com/2014/12/david-choe-paints-good-smile-company-factory/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:42:26 +0000 http://arrestedmotion.com/?p=267337 David-Choe-Japan-Return-UpperPlayground-006

Fans of David Choe (featured) will no doubt know his well-documented troubles with the law in Japan going all the way back to 8 years ago. Not only did his time in jail change him as a person and as an artist, he was also banned from going back to the country until only recently. Along with experiencing all that Japan had to offer, one place he made sure to visit was Good Smile Company (producers of his Munko toy) and their new factory, where he left his mark with this sick new mural and other pieces around the building. Photos via Upper Playground and the artist. Discuss David Choe here.]]>
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Fans of David Choe (featured) will no doubt know his well-documented troubles with the law in Japan going all the way back to 8 years ago. Not only did his time in jail change him as a person and as an artist, he was also banned from going back to the country until only recently. Along with experiencing all that Japan had to offer, one place he made sure to visit was Good Smile Company (producers of his Munko toy) and their new factory, where he left his mark with this sick new mural and other pieces around the building. Photos via Upper Playground and the artist. Discuss David Choe here.]]>
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