ArrestedMotion logo
The Latest...

Overtime: Jan 7 – Jan 13

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): The definitive guide to the key art fairs taking place around the world in the first half of 2019. Three ways art history needs to change in 2019. The five trends that will shape the art market in 2019. 15 Los Angeles artists to watch in 2019. Your guide to the best shows at London gallery-share Condo. Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro dissolves Ministry of Culture. What happened to the Catholic Church’s […]

Release: Jeremy Geddes – “Seven.Seventeen” Book

On January 15th (10am Melbourne time), Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) will be releasing a book he has been working on for quite some time. Seven.Seventeen captures the past decade of the Australian artist’s work and includes many gorgeous full page spreads of some of his most iconic images. Produced in an edition of 2000, the 22cm x 30cm and 200 page hardcover will come signed and numbered for $145AUD. Follow his social media for the soon to be released link if you are interested in purchasing. Discuss Jeremy Geddes here.

Showing: Daniel Arsham – “Static Mythologies” @ Ron Mandos Galerie

Currently in Amsterdam, Daniel Arsham just opened a show entitled Static Mythologies at Ron Mandos Galerie featuring a diverse selection of works. Along with the European debut of his immersive installation Lunar Garden, the American artist has also included examples of his eroded sculptures and the newer masked sculptures. This exhibition coincides with his soon to be opened show at the Moco Museum. Photo credit: @SashaBogojev Discuss Daniel Arsham here.

Showing: Erik Parker – “New Soul” @ Mary Boone Gallery

A couple nights ago, Erik Parker’s new show opened at Mary Boone Gallery’s 5th Avenue space in New York. New Soul is a fresh body of work dominated by the locally-based artist’s series of tondos, his first time working with circular canvases. Utilizing his signature saturated palette, Parker has created lush landscapes with pools of water framed with vegetations spilling from the edges, with the view offered like peering into a hidden cartoon paradise. Also seen in the selection of works are face paintings, augmented […]

Previews: Josh Sperling – “Big Time” @ Perrotin (New York)

Right on the heels of his showing just at the end of last year at Perrotin Seoul, Josh Sperling opened a new exhibition tonight at the gallery’s New York location. Big Time once again continues his exploration of geometric forms and can can be considered somewhat of a homecoming for the American artist as he lives and works in Ithaca. Created on shaped canvases, Sperlings expressive squiggles, angular shapes, and sinuous curves combine to form clusters of works that are oftentimes informed by the architecture in which it is […]

Overtime: Dec 31 – Jan 6

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Nicola L., an overlooked female pioneer of the Pop Art movement, has died at 81. Nicola L. leaves behind a legacy of fearless, offbeat sculpture. 19 unmissable museum shows to see in Europe in 2019. PODCAST: The Best of 2018 by Charlotte Burns. Arty films and books to watch out for in 2019. 11 places to travel for creative inspiration in 2019. January gallery shows to see around the world. The largest […]

Showing: Emily Mae Smith @ Consortium Museum

A couple weeks ago in Dijon, France, the Consortium Museum opened the first ever institutional exhibition devoted to Emily Mae Smith. Bringing together about forty artworks made between 2014 and 2018 from private collections, the show gives a nice overview of the American artist’s recent output. Enjoy some more photos below but the video is a must watch as Smith talks in-depth about various aspects of her imagery like the importance of the female form in her work (sometimes addressed subtly), how her signature anthropomorphic broom figure started, […]

Upcoming: “Futura: The 5 Elements” @ Urban Spree Galerie

On January 11th, Urban Spree Galerie in Berlin will be hosting the opening of Futura: The 5 Elements. The exhibition promises to be one the largest solo exhibitions from graffiti legend to date with more than 60 original paintings (created in Lille, France, during a residency organized by Art-Together) on display. Featuring all new works, the artist (whose real name is Lenny McGurr) has pushed himself to create works inspired chronologically from the Big Bang, going through the birth of the solar system and to our perception of the 5 […]

Recap: Okuda – “The Plastic Island” @ Mirus Gallery (Denver)

Today marks the last day of Okuda’s solo show at Denver’s Mirus Gallery entitled The Plastic Island. Including logos of corporations and brands with his signature characters in colorful compositions, the Spanish artist takes aim at the role of plastics in our consumerist society and its deleterious effects on the environment. Working with the geometric patterned style and vibrant palette that has become his trademark, the new body of work features both paintings and sculptural pieces that event incorporate actual plastic products. Discuss Okuda here.

Previews: Kazuki Takamatsu – “The Way To Release From The Restraint” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On January 12th, Corey Helford Gallery will be presenting another new body of work from Kazuki Takamatsu in their Downtown Los Angeles showspace. The Way To Release From The Restraint features the Japanese artist’s surreal imagery created with his unique monochromatic depth mapping technique, starting digitally and ending with hand painting. His precociously seductive characters, mixed with symbols of death & violence, balance between the worlds of kawaii and darker themes. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Kazuki Takamatsu here.