ArrestedMotion logo
Tag Archives: Features

Overtime: Dec 19 – Dec 25

Shepard Fairey is among the artists that have work in the Police Brutality Coloring Book. An interview with Askew. Tyke/Witnes and Dabs & Myla paint a wall in Miami – caught on video. Man accused of removing Banksy work off wall and putting on eBay for £17,000. LA Weekly’s top ten street art and graffiti stories of 2011.  Guess what’s number one? JR, Jacob Kassay, Aurel Schmidt, and Sam Falls,  among Forbes’ 30 Under 30: Art & Design. More MBW and Banksy speculation, including accusation […]

Streets: Dabs Myla (Los Angeles) Part II

Yesterday, we brought you a look at the progress from Dabs Myla’s latest mural in Los Angeles. This Branded Arts project once again shows off their impeccable technique as well as their ability to work on a large scale project with ease utilizing their unique style. After four days of working from day to night, we now have images of the duo putting onn the final touches and some photos of the finished outcome. More images after the jump…

Art Focus: Greg Eason

Our Art Focus on this Christmas weekend is on the London-based Greg Eason. His portfolio of meticulous pencil drawings is certainly a joy to browse through, featuring a predilection for animal life, skulls, and eggs which he uses to “comment upon mortality, spirituality, life, nature and the history of mankind.” Besides the intricacies evident in his graphite work, Eason also shows a comfort with working with negative space. For those in the UK, today is the last day to check out some of his work […]

Street: Dabs Myla (Los Angeles) Part I

The dynamic duo known as Dabs Myla have been hitting the mural scene as of late. Not too long ago, we saw them put up some great work during Art Basel Week Miami. Now, they are back in Los Angeles and creating what looks to be another impressive mural. Set up through Warren Brand and the Branded Arts project, this mural project has been quietly moving along during this entire week in the Culver City Arts complex where previous works from Herakut (covered), David Flores (covered), Cyrcle. […]
Roids

Streets: REVOK x ROID (London)

Two gifted graffiti artists and MSK brothers, REVOK and ROID recently collaborated on this piece in East London. If you recall, they recently opened a show together in Los Angeles (covered), as well as joined forces (along with RIME) for another piece in Detroit. As before, you can see that the raw forms of REVOK and the geometric lines of ROID always seem to combine well. Closer looks after the jump…

Streets: Risky (Los Angeles) Part I

Coming off an incredible mural unveiled during Miami’s 2011 Art Basel week (coverage), MSK/AWR and 7th Letter graffiti writer Risky is back to conquer yet another large scale mural. This time however he’s working in his backyard of Los Angeles where he is currently painting a wall measuring 120 feet wide and about 60 feet tall. Set up by L.A. Freewalls Project, this wall was previously occupied by Ron English (featured) but this time Risky is adorning the wall, the stairs and even the parking […]

Streets: Blu (Buenos Aires) Part II

After bringing you photos a new political and provocative mural form Blu about a week ago, here is another set of pics of another mural painted by the Italian street savant in Buenos Aires. This time around, the piece on the side of a building depicts an an image of the globe slowing disintegrating like a jigsaw puzzle with the pieces being interconnecting humans. More photos after the jump via Buenos Aires Street Art…
TILT 08

Studio Visit / Streets: Tilt

AM was fortunate to visit French graffiti artist TILT in his studio in Toulouse as he prepared for multiple shows in London at POW, Singapore and Manila, and to follow him across the streets. When not painting graffiti on naked “bubble girls” across the world, the self declared “graffiti fetichist” leverages his fun and colourful bubble letters to represent iconic portraits, shoes and flags. Photos by Butterfly for Arrested Motion.

Streets: Titi Freak (Japan)

The Brazil-based Titi Freak (Hamilton Yokota) recently made a trip to the Ishinomaki, Miyagi in Japan for a project involving the painting of some temporary dwellings with people in the community. Made possible by The Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Brazil in Japan, the endeavor was meant to have an empowering effect for the residents and featured workshops for inhabitants, solo works by the graffiti artist, as well as collaboration murals. More photos after the jump…
banksy 2011 8

Overtime: Dec 12 – Dec 18

Banksy’s Cardinal Sin – a comment on the Catholic Church child abuse scandal, is unveiled. Liverpool council will not remove Banksy street art from private property wall. Shepard Fairey discusses creating his TIME Magazine Person of the Year 2011 cover. And, background on Ted Soqui’s source image used for the cover. Christopher Knight criticizes Shepard Fairey’s TIME Magazine cover. Murals to flourish once again in Los Angeles – street mural capitol of the world. Sickboy’s collaboration confession bricks with artists D*Face and Word To Mother. Some photos from the INTI show in Paris. […]