“This is China” is a show organized by Red Star Press that is opening next month in Seattle featuring urban and graffiti artists from China including 0528, Steel Dan, Soos, Cui Nan, Ha Shiyou, Zhang Qitian, Popil, Shen Jingdong, and Yang Jun.Â “Graffiti is considered a serious crime in China, and violators incur harsh penalties from the government. Ironically, the Chinese government recently commissioned a number of public graffiti pieces during the 2008 Olympics to portray positive messages about China and the Olympic games. Local […]
APAK has a three person show opening tonight at Junc Gallery with Betsy Walton and Aya Kakeda. For those not familiar with the duo, APAK consists of a husband and wife team, Aaron Piland and Ayumi Kajikawa respectively, hence their name. Their rich and colorful paintings of creatures living in a utopian society are a breath of fresh air in this genre. Their work bring us back to a time before modern technology and industry when people seemed more willing to make time to enjoy […]
We are really looking forward to Dutch artist Chris Beren’s show at Roq La Rue next month.Â Beren’s works look almost digital or like photography, but it is all hand-painted.Â The unique “look” to his paintings are result of his long painstaking process – taking many steps.Â Many of his characters appear to have a fuzzy, unfocused look to them like they were photos taken with a soft-focus lens on.Â Look for his new wonderfully imaginative body of work entitled “Go West” to begin showing […]
What do you get when you have an enormous group of talented artists take their own spin on a modern day “clown”? Well, for their newest show Clowns!, Corey Helford assembled a diverse group and let them loose on this simple theme and the results? A veritable carnival of visual delights! How often does one see the likes of Dave Kinsey, Shag, Audrey Kawasaki, Gary Baseman work off the cuff with a subject that is foreign to their repertoire? If that wasn’t enough, Corey Helford […]
We were pretty impressed with the setup of Candice Tripp’s show (previewed) after seeing photos from the opening last night. Lazarides (Newcastle) really put time and effort into staging the pieces even using one of the images from her previous paintings as the wallpaper. Photos after the jump.
Japanese artist, Fuco Ueda has a new show Symbiosis at Court Gallery Kunitachi (Tokyo) with the official opening reception being this Saturday, November 15th. Her signature girls with the raw knees and the use of creative imagery along with dreamy powdery backgrounds have been a hit in the U.S. pop surrealist scene a while now.Â She’s held her own with sold out shows exhibiting along side artists such as Audrey Kawasaki and Esao Andrews.Â Her main audience however is in Asia and we have some […]
Andrew from Thinkspace has forwarded us some images for the group show he is organizing entitled “Looking Glass” for the Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair at this years Art Basel week. This is one of the shows Arrested Motion will be covering as we will be blogging live from Miami. Artists participating in this show include Allison Sommers, Andrew Hem, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Pontius, ARMSROCK, Audrey Kawasaki, Brandi Milne, Brian Viveros, Camilla dâ€™Errico, Damon Soule, Dan-ah Kim, David MacDowell, Elbow-Toe, Ekundayo, Esao Andrews, […]
Have you seen what happens when a band or sports team throws a few free t-shirts into the crowd? A brief frenzy may ensue as people try to catch the freebie and all returns to normal a few seconds later when one person comes up victorious. Now take a red hot UK street artist and multiply that scenario by ONE THOUSAND.Â That’s what may happen in London come Friday. Renowned urban contemporary artist Adam Neate announced that he will be dropping 1,000 pieces of his […]
German collaborative duo Herakut will be opening a show entitled “Dirty Laundry” on November 28th. The show was organized by campobarbossa who arranged for a venue in London’s Covent Garden. All the works are pre-commissioned paintings and sketches so this will strictly be an exhibition with no sales. We quite like the combination of Akut’s photorealistic spray paint and Hera’s more fluid broad strokes.Â Jasmin aka Hera took some time to answer some questions and share some preview images with us.
Rounding up AM‘s whirlwind gallery tour of LA last weekend was Copronason’s show of Kukula, Tin, and Sas Christian. The Santa Monica gallery was busy with three appealing artists at its opening this past Saturday. As usual, Sas Christian presented a quality, not quantity body of work. It was great to see her alluring works in person; those eyes are bigger than life! Kukula’s body of work looked even better in person than the images which we previewed last week. If you already had a […]