ArrestedMotion logo
Tag Archives: London
01-Tauba-Auerbach-ICA

Previews: Tauba Auerbach – “The New Ambidextrous Universe” @ ICA (London)

Opening very soon (April 16th) at the ICA’s Lower Gallery in London is Tauba Auerbach’s first solo exhibition in the UK entitled The New Ambidextrous Universe. Consisting of seven all new pieces, the selection of work on display highlights the New York-based artist’s versatility in materials and mediums as well as her mathematical and structured approach to art making. From the patterns used to colors chosen to the dichotomy of symmetry and asymmetry, the genius of Auerbach’s work is how it creates beauty from the scientific principles she seeks to harness.  Photos credit: […]
borondo4

Streets: Borondo (London)

Spanish artist Borondo recently moved to London and has been very active on the streets of the British capital. Known for his raw, expressive style of painting, which often is done by scratching the paint off glass or other surfaces, he’s been creating works on shop windows, under bridges and such unusual places. Recently, he created this multi portrait piece called Nemesis, showing the face of a man putting on face paint and blending with the background, or disappearing as he’s progressing. His work, based on […]
hgg_0002_0046

Showing: Thierry Noir – “A Retrospective” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

London art lovers and especially street art lovers, have a great opportunity to visit the first ever gallery show by one of the very first street artists on the old continent, Thierry Noir. Some 35 years since this French-born artist moved to divided Berlin, and started painting the its infamous wall, Howard Griffin Gallery opened his debut show A Retrospective. The artist whose murals became some of the most iconic imagery of the notorious wall, introduced his newest works through an impressive show setup. For this […]
thierry_noir11

Previews: “Thierry Noir – A Retrospective” @ Howard Griffin gallery, London

After recently hosting a debut solo by British street artist Phlegm (covered), Howard Griffin Gallery in London is about to present another debut exhibition by another street art legend. On April 4th, a retrospective will open  from French artist Thierry Noir, one of the first artist that started painted Berlin Wall back in the 1984 with an idea “to transform it, to make it ridiculous, and ultimately to help destroy it.” Thierry moved to Berlin in the early 80s and was influenced by the strong underground […]
Xenz Hand Finishing Transforms London's New Malmaison Hotel

Xenz Hand Paints London’s Malmaison Hotel

We haven’t heard much from Xenz since his solo show at The Outsiders‘ Newcastle location (covered). It sounds like he has certainly stayed busy though hand finishing a hundred rooms and suites at the boutique central London hotel, Malmaison, with his recognizable vines, butterflies, flowers, and no doubt birds. Take a look at more examples in the photos below… Via Lazarides. Discuss Xenz here.
cyrcle08

Streets: Cyrcle. (London)

During their recent visit to London for the opening of their solo show Overthrone! Pooring Reign (covered), Cyrcle also created a huge mural in Shoreditch. Following the theme and the visual identity of the exhibition, this massive piece features upside down Greek & Roman statues along with an upside down crow, infinity symbol and word REIGN. The whole concept of the mural is focused on taking power back, and overthrowing the rulers. With the Greek & Roman elements symbolizing some of the biggest and strongest empires that […]
Antony Micallef's Kill Your Idol At St Marylebone Church

Antony Micallef for the “Stations Of The Cross” Show

The last time we heard from Antony Micallef was in 2012 when he opened a solo show in London at The Outsiders. More recently, he contributed a biblically inspired painting to a group exhibition, Stations Of The Cross, held at a unique setting – the St Marylebone Parish Church. Produced by Art Below, and currently showing until April 17th to coincide with Lent, proceeds from the sales will go towards the Missing Tom Fund. In association with the show, billboards with the artwork were displayed throughout the London Underground although […]
IMG_4628

Cyrcle. – “Overthrone! Pooring Reign” @ StolenSpace

Several weeks ago in London, the Cyrcle. crew opened up a new solo show at StolenSpace entitled Overthrone! Pooring Reign. Working with design elements mirrored in their recent street works (like for POW! WOW! Hawaii), the Los Angeles-based duo created pieces that dealt with ideas of the interplay of powers and how one’s mind can be used to conquer one’s fears. Take a look at at more photos below… Discuss Cyrcle. here.
0414_C-The-New-Ambidextrous web

Upcoming: Tauba Auerbach – “The New Ambidextrous Universe” @ ICA (London)

On April 16th, the ICA in London will be presenting the first solo exhibition in the UK from the transcendent Tauba Auerbach. Entitled The New Ambidextrous Universe, the show will feature a diverse selection of works from the versatile artist including sculpture, photography, painting, weaving and book design. In particular, we are interested in   her newly created works that “take as their starting point the scientific principles of symmetry and reflection as a means to hint at an alternate, mirror universe.” Discuss Tauba Auerbach here.
Hysteria 15

Studio Visits / Previews: Hysteria @ Maison Bertaux (London)

Ahead of their upcoming exhibition opening on March 12th at the legendary patisserie and gallery, Maison Bertaux, in Soho, London, we met up with the all girl collective HYSTERIA in their Hastings studio. Made up of Collagism, Aida Wilde and Shuby, the UK based collective creates colourful artworks  featuring eggs, legs, bananas, bunnies, cats, cupcakes, jewellery and bold iconography using mixed media collage and screenprinting techniques. Their new body of work explores their relationship between food, sex, gender and symbolism. Their interpretation of celebrity subversion devours pop culture serving […]
Page 1 of 22123451020Last »