This Saturday, Aurel Schmidt opens her second solo show Maneater at Soho’s Deitch Projects. For those not familiar with the work of this exciting emerging artist, Schmidt’s intricate and detailed drawings combine small elements such as bugs and cigarettes into beautiful and grotesque compositions. According to the Deitch Web site, ” In Man Eater, Ms. Schmidt adapts her technique of punk assemblage drawing to masterpieces of Modernist Art, gravitating towards the most iconic and most macho. Picassoâ€™s Weeping Women are her first meal, eaten up […]
When AM attended the Lazarides show in New York, one of the hot rumors floating around wasÂ that Banksy was in town bombingÂ New York. Well that rumor seemed to come to fruition Saturday as our friends Jake and Ray spotted a “crew” working the side of a building located on the corner of Wooster and Grand. Our friend Jake from Streetsy.com went to ask them about the project and got them to admit “they worked for collossal media, the sign painting company, and they were given […]
Following the recent successful Audrey Kawasaki show, there appears to be another interesting show in Italy on the horizon. Here is one of the works that Amy Sol will have available at her upcoming show at Mondo Bizzarro opening early December. There seems to be a softer look to this piece but perhaps that’s because she is trying some new techniques. She says… “this exhibit will be based on illustrated works on cotton. Most of the illustrations will be graphite, dry media pencils, and gouache […]
Contemporary artist Ron English has been very busy lately. After creating his iconic fusionÂ portrait of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln in support of the upcoming presidential campaign, Ron has been seen in Denver for the Democratic convention and now returns home to the New York tri-state area to showcase hisÂ famous “Abama” image. By nowÂ many haveÂ seen Ron English’s “Abama”. The original black and white silkscreen from Upper Playground sold out in minutes. Ron has provided Arrested Motion with some exclusive news for those that are interested […]
Looks as though the highly anticipated “Kaws Trooper” has dropped in Japan at the Original-Fake store. This will be a nice companion piece for the Kaws Vader figure and will not be released anywhere else. Instinctoy has published full turnarounds (seen below) of all the details. Head over there for more photos. More photos of the release after the jump.
Had the opportunity to check out the “Beyond Baby Tattooville” exhibit at the Riverside Art Museum a couple weeks back. Strangely enough, opening night is on Oct 4th to coincide with the weekend of Baby Tattooville, but the work was put up for public viewing on Sept 4th. Here is a quick turnaround video of the exhibit. There will be one piece from all the artists last year as well as one piece from all the artists this year in the exhibit. I believe there […]
Above has posted up new video of his “Stealing from the Rich” piece that he did in Lisbon. It appears that he noticed a beggar/homeless person sitting in her usual spot next to an ATM and that must have inspired him to produce this new work. Learn a little more about the globe-trotting “Arrow Man” after the jump.
Jeff Soto dropped a teaser image of his studio that shows some work for his upcoming solo show “Turning in Circles” at the Riverside Art Museum. We are sure his first museum show will be epic. Slated to open on December 13th, expect a large room filled with mostly new paintings and installations. discuss this show here. discuss jeff soto here.
What do you get when you put an empty, rundown building together with the UK’s hottest urban/street gallery? Just add a little graffiti and you’ll get one of the freshest shows of 2008! As promised, Arrested Motion was on hand for the exclusive preview opening of the Lazarides Outsiders show. In attendance was a veritable who’s who of the UK Urban art genre. Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, David Choe, JR and even Steve Lazarides himself was on hand to mingle with the packed 2 floor […]
How appropriate it is that Mars-1‘s work would grace the cover of Faesthetic #9 seeing as this issue features UFO themed art. Mario’s otherworldly paintings have always conjured up visions of undiscovered planets and new vibrant lifeforms. This beautiful image is no different and luckily for us, the zine is only $10 and available here. More after the jump.