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Previews: Os Gemeos “A ópera da lua” (The Moon Opera) @ Galpão Fortes Vilaça

On the 29th of June, Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo better known as Os Gemeos, will be opening opening A ópera da lua (The moon opera), the long awaited solo exhibition at Galpão Fortes Vilaça. Eight years since their first solo show in their hometown of São Paulo, the brothers are back at the same gallery introducing a new body of work which they’ve been working on for the last year. The show features about thirty paintings, three sculptures and a 3-D video installation, and as announced, these works will be “presented in an immerse environment, […]

Previews: Pedro Matos “Four Seasons” @ TMG (Teatro Municipal da Guarda)

Four Seasons is a new solo exhibition by Pedro Matos featuring four new oil paintings. Showing at the TMG (Teatro Municipal da Guarda) in Portugal, the body of work “deals with the ideas of ephemerality and decaying aesthetics present in the urban landscape, a recurrent theme in the artist’s practice.” The Portuguese artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including The University of Arizona Museum of Art (Tucson), Philips de Pury (London), Goss-Michael Foundation (Dallas), The National Army Museum (London), Martha Otero […]

Previews: Curiot – “La Creacion de Nirak’tuh” @ Fifty24Mx

Favio Martínez aka Curiot is opening his first solo show in his homeland at Fifty24Mx gallery in Mexico City on the 14th of June. He is currently one of the more recognized urban artists of the country, with shows in Europe and USA under his belt, as well as large murals being painted around the world. In his work, he cleverly uses the elements of the traditional Mexican art, with the dynamics and energy the street art that he’s been influenced by, resulting in unusual surrealistic imagery. Also […]

Interviews: Justin Kerson – ‘Blood & Ink’ @ White Walls Gallery

San Francisco based Justin Kerson opens a solo exhibition this Saturday, June 14th entitled Blood & Ink at White Walls Gallery in SF. We got talking to the artist a few weeks back about the show and were intrigued about his process of taking imprints of freshly made tattoos to create unique artworks. Wanting to delve a little deeper into this unique take on art making and tattoo culture, AM asked Kerson a few questions… Arrested Motion (AM): So Justin, can you tell our readers a […]

Previews: Miss Van x Olek @ Stolen Space

StolenSpace gallery in London is starting of May with double exhibition by female street artists, Miss Van and Olek. Opening on the 9th of May, ‘Glamorous Darkness’ by Miss Van and ‘Let’s Not Get Caught, Let’s Keep Going’ by OLEK will be showing the newest works by two prominent ladies from the street/urban art world. The artists have previously collaborated on public artworks, and exhibited together in many group shows across the world, but this event will be their first two-person show. Through this show both artists will show mutual appreciation for each […]

Previews: Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch – “Monochrome Matters: Harbor, Track and Road Junction Faces” @ Galerie Wolfsen

We recently got these nice photos from Nils Müller, showing German artist and muralist, Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch, working in his studio on a new body of work for his solo exhibition at Galerie Wolfsen in Denmark. Opening on May 8, the show titled, MONOCHROME MATTERS: Harbor, Track and Road Junction Faces, continues the artist’s quest of highly poetic portraits depicting people from the immediate neighborhoods in which they live and gravitate. After painting portraits of random people he met on his travels for his last […]

Previews: Scott Greenwalt & Smith|Allen – “Degeneration / Regeneration” @ Loakal Art Gallery

Opening on Friday, May 2nd at Loakal Art Gallery is Degeneration/Regeneration, featuring works by Scott Greenwalt and Smith|Allen and curated by Nastia Voynovskaya. Both sets of artists are based in Oakland and whilst their practices each use very different media, the outcomes and investigations of their work explore similar territory: natural phenomena as filtered through the contemporary imagination in the digital age. Smith|Allen (above) comprises sculptor and installation artist Stephanie Smith and architect and designer Bryan Allen. The duo creates 3D-printed installations that respond to their […]

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 […]

Previews: Judith Supine – “Golden Child” @ Mecka Gallery (New York)

A year and a half since his last solo show in NYC (covered), Judith Supine will be opening a new solo show in his hometown on the 29th of March. Golden Child is a part show / part installation that will be presented at Mecka Gallery‘s big warehouse space. Known for his collages and cutouts, Supine’s works balance between provocative, abstract, psychedelic and surreal, and are often highlighted with bright pink or neon green details. By reusing images he finds in trashed magazines, he not only creates […]

Interviews: Poesia / Graffuturism – “L’Avenir” Group Exhibition

If you follow the Graffuturism blog you’re probably aware of its writer and curator – Poesia. He is one of the pioneers of abstract graffiti and a member of the Transcend collective who helped popularise this particular form of graffiti, pushing new styles into the public eye as the movement continues to gather momentum and break boundaries. This weekend on 14th December, White Walls Gallery in SF plays host to L’Avenir, a group exhibition that acts as an international survey of the Graffuturism movement and features Augustine […]