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Streets: DALeast (Delhi)

A few months after his last solo show in NYC (covered), DALeast (interviewed) went on a two month trip around China, Nepal and India. He timed his travels to arrive in Delhi on time to participate in the local St+Art Project with a fresh mural. Inspired by his personal experiences during the trip around Asia, especially India, the new piece represents the everyday chaos and crowds, yet all being functional and organized to some extent. The image of the chaotic flock of birds refers to such a state […]
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Overtime: March 2 – March 8

More stories from the week that ended March 8 (click on bolded words for more information): Four terminally ill patients see Rembrandt exhibition courtesy of Ambulance Wish Foundation charity. Bail for Yves Bouvier set at €10mil. 15 historic artifacts stolen from Château de Fontainebleau in smash and grab burglary. An Oscar Murillo canvas may have been stolen from MoMA show. World’s priciest cheese slicer designed by Rodrigo Otazu and Boska Holland stolen from Amsterdam Cheese Museum. Islamic State extremists attack 3,000-year-old ancient city of Nimrud with […]
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Streets: RISK (Los Angeles)

The offices of Rock Paper Scissors, a post production company located on the Westside recently had the locally-based RISK work on two walls for them. The building had quite a bit of history associated with it as he and other graffiti artists had painted it 24 years ago when it was owned by Sylvester Stallone. For this particular project, some of the iconic original elements were left while some of the original artists and new friends added to the new mural. Using RISK’s signature “beautifully […]
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Upcoming: “Dreamlands” @ CHG Circa

Coming up on March 14th, Corey Helford will be presenting a new group show at CHG Circa entitled Dreamlands. Curated by Caro, the participants will contribute a piece that relates to the them of the exhibition – “dreams.” The roster includes: Amy Sol, Aron Wiesenfeld, Atsuko Goto, Caitlin Hurd, Carol Liu, Ciou, Hannah Yata, Herakut, Hikari Shimoda, Jessicka Addams, Joanne Nam, Kazuhiro Hori, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kazuki Umezawa, Krista Huot, Lola, Lori Nelson, Lu Cong, Mab Graves, Michael Page, Naoto Hattori (seen above), Natalia Fabia, Natalie Shau, Nouar, […]
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Streets: Usugrow (Marrakech)

Last month, the facade of the well known Cafe Des Epices in Marrakech, Morocco was painted over with the street calligraphy of Usugrow. Curated by Valerie Liais du Rocher of Studio IWA with support from Upper Playground, the Japanese artist left his mark in the heart of the Medina at in Rahba Kedima spice square covering one side of the rooftop structure with his signature script. Photo credit: Raphael Liais (via Upper Playground). Discuss Usugrow here.
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Interviews: Aaron Li-Hill

Recently, we had a chance to stop by the solo by Aaron Li-Hill at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice (showing through this Sunday) and the associated mural. The selection of work on display, of which some can be seen below, focuses on one part of his oeuvre – renderings of the natural world. We talk about this as well as his background, installations, fencer imagery, and more in the interview below… Arrested Motion: Can you tell us a little bit about your art background and how you got […]
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Openings: Sarah Joncas & Camilla d’Errico – “Beauty in the Breakdown” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last weekend,  Sarah Joncas (seen above) and Camilla d’Errico (seen below) opened up a joint show together at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles that included good representations of what they were known for. Beauty in the Breakdown featured the feminine portraiture  of Joncas in film-noir settings contrasted against the manga-inspired surreal work of d’Errico. Both Canada-based artists were in attendance and it looks like a good time was had by all. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Sarah Joncas here. Discuss Camilla d’Errico here.
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POW! WOW! ’15 / Streets: Doze Green

Working on probably the biggest wall of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii (more coverage here), the legendary Doze Green and his team painted a mural with warm tones showing his signature characters in action. Using his recognizable line work and intuitive style, the artist who made his name on the streets of NYC came up with an interesting composition on a long wall. Spending days doing the fill ins and shading the large, almost tribal like characters, the sight of his mural slowly turned into a neighborhood attraction […]
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Openings: Yaze – ‘The conference of the Birds’ @ David Bloch Gallery

Yassine YAZE Mekhnache just launched a new solo exhibition titled The Conference of the Birds at David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech. In the past ten years, the French artist has built up strong ties with Morocco and particularly with the embroiderers of the small mountain village of Tameslouht, in the region of Marrakech, whom it is thought shared encoded information in their silent works for many years. Through a series of thirty large scale canvases, the artist invites the viewer to a mystical journey by merging figurative drawings together […]
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Studio Visits: Junko Mizuno

Leading up to her current showing at Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto, we stopped by the studio of Junko Mizuno in San Francisco to learn more about her work environment and to see some of the works in progress. Using acrylic, ink, and graphite, the Japanese artists creates recognizable cute, grotesque, and provocative imagery that has a mixture of influences from pop culture to manga. You can see more of the work created for the show here, but can also glimpse some of the pieces that […]