While in town for his popup show in New York (more on this later), Conor Harrington (interviewed) made sure to leave his mark on the streets for his fans. One of the murals he worked on was for the L.I.S.A. Project on Rivington and Suffolk and featured one of his colonial style characters painted in his combined loose and photorealistic style. Check out more in progress photos below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
AM recently got the chance to catch up with California based pop surrealist & art professor Bob Dob while he was preparing this year’s Baby Tattooville (other interviews here). Bob uses an illustrative, retro style to capture feelings of optimism tapered with cynical images to capture strange moments with a cast of recurring characters (most notably the red devil Luey). Questions and answers below… Arrested Motion (AM): Tell me about your history with Baby Tattooville? What are you most excited about? Bob Dob (BD): I was […]
Earlier this month, the OHWOW Gallery opened a new solo show from Torey Thornton, his debut showing in Los Angeles. Entitled Some Narrow Sleeping, the new exhibition presents mixed media works that play with manipulations of scale and perspective, somewhat of a continuation of the body of work seen in France recently (covered). Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Torey Thornton here.
Over the weekend, AM headed out to Los Angeles to check out a solo from D*Face (interviewed) at a popup location in West Hollywood (315 S. Robertson Blvd). Greeted by an installation featuring a giant D*Dog sculpture crushing a police cruiser with full on smoke, fans were hyped up to enter the gallery space to take in a new body work from the British street artist. Inside, attendees were treated to portraits of actors, celebrities, and musicians, remixed in D’s signature aesthetic as well as his recognizable Lichtenstein-influenced […]
More stories from the week that ended Sept 28 (click on bolded words for more information): JR’s exhibition Unframed — Ellis Island in NY Times. Image: Joshua Bright for The New York Times. Two American tourists allegedly steal 30kg artifact from the ruins of Pompeii. Uffizi Gallery in Italy damaged by flooding after massive hail storms. Ownership of set of 396 prints by Jörg Immendorff in dispute in court. WSJ provides information and tips for dividing art work in case of a divorce or death. […]
Washington State based artist Brom is a legend in the fantasy world, with art work in movies, games and books. His latest book Krampus, the Yule Lord was released in April of this year and he is coming off of recent appearances at Emerald City Con and Fantasy Con. AM recently got the chance to talk with him while he was preparing for this year’s Baby Tattooville about things like his experiences working on Van Helsing, how living in the Pacific Northwest affects his work and who he […]
After collaborating on a whimsical new mural with Brendan Monroe in Portland, Souther Salazar headed south to work on a project for the 2014 TEDMED conference at The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. While there, he painted a a large canvas as part of The Imagine Wall and was based off Twitter responses to the question – “how would you imaging a healthier world?” Photo credit: TEDMED & Veronica Reo of TBWA\Chiat\Day (via Jonathan LeVine). Discuss Souther Salazar here.
After putting together an elaborate installation and mural for the Royal Opera House in London (covered), Phlegm used a similar technique for a project further up north. The site-specific work was created in his home city at the Sheffield Bazaar as part of the Festival of the Mind. Housed in one of the oldest parts of the city, the scene set up shows Phlegm’s characters interacting in an old school marketplace setting. Check out more detail shots below… Photo credit: Ladoza. Discuss Phlegm here.
The last time we saw a solo show from the Clayton Brothers in Los Angeles (covered), it was 2011. Showing through this weekend, the exhibition at the Mark Moore Gallery gives Angelino fans of the talented and respected artists another chance to check out the new body of work featuring mixed-media drawings, assemblage, photography, video, and installations. Open to the Public draws its inspiration and eclectic setup from the Sun Thrift Store in Sunland, a famous local “thrifting mecca” and includes not just the brothers’ paintings but […]
Starting September 27th thru April of next year, a major exhibition from Ai Weiwei will be on view at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The legendary prison and tourist hotspot is an intriguing location for the Chinese aritst’s creative endeavor as well as his message about human rights and freedom of expression, bringing his work in tension with ideas of confinement and restriction intrinsic to the locale. Seven site specific installations – With Wind (seen above), Trace, Refraction, Stay Tuned, Illumination, Blossom, Yours Truly will be […]